Pregnancy is a remarkable life-event and it calls on you to adapt to a new state of equilibrium. The physical body needs to develop a new life and to literally carry this new life. On a psychological level you are given a valuable, new responsibility, the new life that develops in your body!
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, pregnancy requires a new balance of the energy that runs through your body. The development and growth of your baby is part of your energy system and currents. Finding that new equilibrium takes time and may be accompanied by some ailments, an acupuncture treatment can help you achieve this.
Acupuncture during pregnancy is safe: it has been used for thousands of years to help women support a healthy pregnancy and uncomplicated labour.
There are several reasons to consider acupuncture during pregnancy:
- Obvious symptoms or ailments,
- Vague symptoms – you just don’t feel well,
- Influencial experiences during previous pregnancies,
- General support for your welfare,
- Preparation for labour (last 4-6 weeks).
Whatever the reason for the treatment, during an acupuncture treatment you should feel comfortable and become relaxed.
See Pregnancy ailments for a list of ailments that may be related to pregnancy. Ailments not directly related to pregnancy are also eligible for acupuncture.
Auryn Acupuncture maintains an active cooperation with
Agengy for postnatal care Bureau Klasse Kraamzorg, Voorburg
the midwifery practices in the Delft area:
Hypnobirthing course and Doula services
Praktijk voor natuurlijk bevallen, Delfgauw en Den Haag
Yogastudio Jnana, Delft
Obstetrics counseling and acupuncture. During your pregnancy you will be supported by a medical caregiver, acupuncture treatment is an additional treatment. I will send your medical caregiver a short report to ensure that he/she is aware of the acupuncture treatments you will be receiving from me.
As a rule, it is best for yourself, for your midwife and for me that your midwife knows that you are considering or following treatment with me. This avoids misunderstandings and undesired situations. The usual means of communicating this is that I as the therapist inform the midwife in writing of your treatment.