Prevent Miscarriage

Threatened Miscarriage

It is thought that one in three pregnancies miscarries; some women do not even realize they are pregnant. The causes of miscarriage include nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, infection, anatomical problems of the uterus and cervix, exposure to harmful substances, maternal age and autoimmune or chromosomal fetal disorders. Symptoms of a threatened miscarriage are backache, abdominal cramping, and pain resembling period pains, spotting or bleeding.

Tips to cope with a threatened miscarriage:

- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid caffeine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Services during Pregnancy and Labour

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Services during Pregnancy and Labour

Birth is an experience that can transform you. The majority of the time every single step in the creation of your baby proceeds perfectly. Blending the mother and father's genes, placental exchange of nutrients, hormonal responses that start labour (labor), the release of endorphins...

Cervical Ripening

Acupuncture treatments preformed at week 37, 38, 39 and 40 weeks, have been studied and the research indicates that the baby becomes engaged in an anterior position, the cervix softens and dilates, and women go into labour within 4 days of their due date. These acupuncture treats are a gentle yet effective way of preparing your body for labour, but does not force the baby to come out if they are not ready too.

Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in pregnancy

Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in pregnancy

From the moment of conception, you and your baby need a well-balanced diet, including 13 essential vitamins, both the fat-soluble and water-soluble types. Here's a rundown on those important vitamins and their best dietary sources.

Exercise and Fitness During Pregnancy

Exercise and Fitness During Pregnancy

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant you should have already started an exercise regime, or should be starting one now! Due to the many physical and hormonal changes that occur throughout the pregnancy it is not the time to initiate an exercise program.

My baby is breech, can acupuncture help?

Between the weeks of 28 – 32 of your pregnancy, most babies turn into the head down position. Once they have turned, they usually stay in this position because their head is the heaviest part of their body. However, some babies want to be close to their mommy's heart so we find them in the breech presentation

Is there a natural treatment for the baby blues?

During the course of a pregnancy you are constantly nurturing your baby with your love, energy (Qi) and nutrition. During the postpartum period you give anything you have left while breastfeeding, figuring out how the diapers work, and oogling over the cuteness of your baby. It is not surprising that may have the baby blues, you have been totally zapped of your Qi.

Back Pain

Back Pain

Backache in pregnancy often occurs as a result of ligaments and joints being softened by hormonal action. In the pelvis, this leads to Symphysis pubic pain, which makes it difficult to sleep or do chores such as shopping. Sciatica may be caused by pressure exerted on nerves by the baby, causing numbness or weakness in the buttocks, thighs, and legs. Symptoms include pain along the spine or in the pelvis, weakness of pain in the buttocks and legs, and walking hampered by pain in the feet or legs.

Key tips on coping with back pain

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