Pregnancy Care

Heartburn Heartburn Up to 80% of pregnant women suffer from heartburn, a burning feeling in the chest and throat. Greater elasticity of the abdominal muscles can cause the valve at the entrance of the stomach to remain slightly open instead of closing slightly so that...
4th Trimester Postnatal...
1st Trimester CONGRATULATIONS on your recent pregnancy...
Breech Presentation In order for labour to start and to be efficient, the baby needs to be low and engaged and the cervix needs to become soft. Research has shown that cervical ripening treatments encourages your body to be open and ready for labour, that you will...
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...
Labour Induction If you find your self past your due date by 1 week and 2 days, your care provider will probably start a conversation about medical inductions. Medical inductions may be necessary but are not with out risk and potential complications. Acupuncture can...
Post Partum Depression 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...
Nourishing Foods to Support Postpartum Recovery Your body is amazing, it supported a new life for nine months, and then overcame a physical task unlike any other, to give birth to your beautiful baby. Now, your body is producing milk and adjusting to new hormones, sleep deprivation, and new...
Doula 101 Doula 101 The profound mystery and spirituality of birth can never be understood with the mind, they are known through the heart. Thus, it is the Doula and her heart which ‘mother’ the mother when needed, allowing her to step outside of her...
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Labour Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Labour During...
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...
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...
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...
Research Articles on Acupuncture and Pregnancy Research Articles on Acupuncture and Pregnancy Acupuncture for Labour (labor...
Labour - Birthing Positions Labour - Birthing Positions ...
Understanding the Stages of Labour Understanding the Stages of Labour THE FIRST STAGE OF LABOR...
Signs of Labour Signs of Labour Prelabor: Labor Day is...
Anemia Anemia Many pregnancy women, particularly those expecting more than one baby are anemic. Anemia occurs if the level of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in red blood cells falls below normal. It is important to have healthy blood during pregnancy to prevent low...
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...
Breech Baby Breech Baby If your baby is in the breech position it means that its bottom is lying in the pelvis instead of its head. This occurs in 3-4% of full term pregnancies; in most cases, a breech baby will turn itself before birth, sometimes as late as week 40. IF...
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