Pregnancy Support: Nausea, Exhaustion, Subchorionic Hematoma, Incompetent/Thinning Cervix; Breech Baby
Congratulations! You're pregnant!
And exhausted. And nauseous. Possibly even throwing up.
Pregnancy brings about all sorts of changes in how you feel, and not always for the better. Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester when it's best to avoid medication if possible.
Exhaustion is the biggest issue that my pregnant patients grapple with. Acupuncture offers a safe, drug free approach to minimizing exhaustion and helping you get through your working day.
Morning sickness (or in bad cases, pregnancy sickness) also responds well to acupuncture. I have successfully treated everything from mild nausea, so that my patients can eat, to hyperemesis, which allows my patients to avoid trips to the ER and hospitalization for severe dehydration.
Generally, patients come in once a week during the first trimester. In the absence of complications, once the first trimester is over I recommend once a month treatments just to keep everything developing smoothly.
Bleeding During Pregnancy: Subchorionic Hematoma, Threatened Miscarriage
It is a frightening thing to bleed during pregnancy. Acupuncture can help a threatened miscarriage resolve in many, though not all, cases. Acupuncture will not prevent a miscarriage that is due to congenital defects, but it can help stop reoccurring miscarriages that arise from energetic weaknesses in the mother that threaten an otherwise healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture and herbs together can resolve a subchorionic hematoma, which in some cases can threaten the pregnancy.
Acupuncture and herbs in combination can often slow down, stop, and even reverse an incompetent cervix, minimizing or even eliminating the need for bed rest. Treatment is usually once a week for the remainder of the pregnancy, allowing the mother to continue working and stay off bedrest, though a reduced level of activity is still advised.
Acupuncture can often turn a breech baby. The best time to try and turn the baby is between weeks 32-36. Appointments are once a week, and I teach you techniques to use at home to encourage the baby to turn. Turning the baby avoids the need for a C-Section, and greatly improves the birthing experience!
I have treated all of these conditions with great success. Please contact me to schedule your appointment.
Let me support you during pregnancy so you can focus on nurturing your baby!
Dr Lisa Grant, OMD
Spring Mountains Acupuncture, Summerlin, Las Vegas
9402 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89134