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Pregnancy & Labour

The day you find out your pregnant can be an incredibly special moment, but for some it can also be coupled with apprehension – especially if it’s been a long, difficult road to get there., as well as dealing with symptoms from morning sickness to hip pain.  

 

EARLY PREGNANCY SUPPORT

It’s often hard to hide symptoms associated with early pregnancy, but until you feel comfortable sharing your news, don’t let symptoms affect your ability to function properly. Patients may need help dealing with things like morning sickness, fatigue, threatened miscarriage, headaches or constipation, and will help keep you and your baby in optimal health.

 

PREGNANCY CARE: SECOND AND THIRD TRIMESTERS

Common complaints during this phase of pregnancy include; hypertension, gestational diabetes, pelvic instability or back pain.

BREECH PRESENTATION

If you’ve been told that your baby is breech (bottom down position) and that you will most likely require a C-section, there are ways to help your baby into a natural, head down position. Moxibustion is a common tool in Chinese medicine, with the optimal time to turn, between weeks 34-36 of pregnancy, while there is still time for the baby to move.

LABOUR PREPARATION

If your walk has turned to a waddle and your belly is starting to become a third wheel, it may be time to start prepping your body for labour. Women often come in from around 36 weeks onwards. Lets prepare the cervix and pelvis for D-Day.

LABOUR INDUCTION

Hoping to avoid medical induction or just want that baby out? While western medicine inductions involve sudden and intense contractions, if possible we would like to avoid that & encourages the slow build up of contractions, stimulating the body’s normal process.