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.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), tends to occur after 20 weeks, and affects 5-10 percent of women. A blood pressure reading greater than 140 over 90 will cause concern, although there may be no symptoms. First time mothers, those carrying twins, and very young or older mothers are more likely to have high blood pressure. Symptoms of preeclampsia are headaches, nausea and vomiting, edema, visual disturbances, high blood pressure and protein in the urine.

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