April 27, 2017

Pregnancy & Postnatal Care Program

A healthy baby is the result of a healthy mommy – Have the best possible pregnancy you can!

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is safe and effective at treating:

·      threatened miscarriage

·      morning sickness

·      Constipation

·      Headaches and migraines

·      back pain, pelvic and hip pain

·      Fatigue and exhaustion

·      Anxiety

·      restless legs

·      post-partum depression

·      overall post-birth recovery

·      lactation and breastfeeding issues

 

Acupuncture calms the sympathetic nervous system making the mom more relaxed. sleep better, and have more energy which benefits the baby as well. It increases blood flow to the uterus which nourishes the baby. It boosts the immune system. It also increases your chances of delivering on time without medications.

 



Dr. Maryam’s Pregnancy Support Program

Dr. Maryam has developed a program to support expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies and in the post-partum period.

First Trimester (Conception to Week 12)

Treatments consist of weekly acupuncture treatments. Chinese herbal medicine may be given also. The following pregnancy-related conditions will be addressed:
·        prevention of miscarriage

·        Morning sickness

·        anxiety, depression, and stress

·        fatigue



Second Trimester (Week 13 to Week 27)

Treatments consist of acupuncture every two to four weeks. The following pregnancy-related conditions will be addressed:

·        Musculoskeletal pain (hip pain, Lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome etc)

·        Digestive issues

·        Hypertension

·        Prevention of Gestational Diabetes

·        general wellness



Third Trimester (Week 28 to Week 37)

Treatments consist of acupuncture every two weeks. The following pregnancy-related conditions will be addressed:

·        musculoskeletal conditions

·        edema

·        insomnia

·        stress and anxiety

·        continued management of hypertension to prevent pre-eclampsia

·        General wellness



Pre-Birth (Week 37 until birth)

Treatments consist of weekly acupuncture sessions until birth. The treatments will aim for:

·        cervical ripening and dilation

·        balancing stress levels

·        promoting the transition between pregnancy and labour



Post-Partum

The benefits continue on after the baby arrives with post-partum recovery by re-building the body’s energy and blood. Acupuncture and/or chinese herbal medicine helps facilitate milk production, relieve postpartum fatigue & depression, and balances the huge hormone transition. The mom can feel like herself again! Frequency of visits will vary depending on the particular situation of the mother but typically are weekly treatments that begin two weeks post-birth for approximately three to four weeks. Treatment will include chinese herbal medicine and/or acupuncture visits to address the following:

·        Post partum depression

·        The baby blues

·        Insufficient lactation and other breastfeeding issues

·        overall recovery and wellness

·        perineal healing



Below are some past pregnancy-related blog posts by Dr. Maryam:

Blog post on Postpartum Mother Warming

Blog post on how acupuncture helps morning sickness!

Blog post on acupuncture for cervical ripening and labour induction


If you have questions or would like to book an appointment, please visit our contact page. Thank you for reading!

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