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Acupuncture and pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most joyful time in the life of an expectant mother. The waiting period is accompanied by positive and bright emotions – from the positive result on the pregnancy test to the baby moving in the belly. Yet, pregnancy is also the time when the emotional state of the mother may be unstable and the mood can sometimes swing from great excitability to irritability, etc., because of the hormones. The physical condition of a pregnant woman can also change from feeling well to insomnia, nausea and so on.

Acupuncture can successfully restore the normal emotional and physical condition during pregnancy. Through impact on certain points of the body by fine needles, acupuncture may eliminate or reduce symptoms such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Leg cramps
  • Swelling during pregnancy

Many people are wondering whether acupuncture is safe during pregnancy. Could acupuncture hurt the baby? Acupuncture is safe and does not harm either the mother or the baby, when used properly during pregnancy. Highly experienced board certificated acupuncturist in iVF Riga clinic will help the expectant mother turn the 9 months of anticipation of the baby into the most wonderfull time.

After the long-awaited event – childbirth– acupuncture will help the mother’s body recover and restore the lacking energy. In case of insufficient lactation, acupuncture stimulates the production of breast milk.

Before starting a course of acupuncture during pregnancy and after the birth of the baby, a consultation by a reproduction specialist and acupuncturist is required.


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