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.
Pregnant or Post partum: what are your needs?
You're pregnant, but not feeling fit and healthy.
You suffer from small discomforts, or
there is something that burdens you more than you can handle.
The treatment programme A new, healthy balance helps you adapting to the new situation in the 1th trimester.
A pregnancy requires a new balance. This may involve tiredness and physical or mental discomforts. The aim of this programmes is to ease the symptoms, and support you to find your new balance.
We do this by adressing helpfull energy points: a safe treatment method for you and your baby. Usually a painless, pleasant and relaxing experience.
Each phase of the pregnancy has its own discomforts. Varying from morning sickness and tiredness to headache, sleep problems and pelvic pain. You realize it's better to pay attention to these signs and not let it get worse. You can find here which pregnancy symptoms acupuncture can relieve.
Even after giving birth, acupuncture can help you with easing symptoms or recovering from a c-section. Read more about post partum help, about symptoms whereby acupuncture can give you relieve here.
Usually, three to six treatments in a short period of time are sufficient to prperly help you feeling healthy again. You come preferably once or twice a week. The more intensive the treatment, the faster you get rid of it.
Please mention "Pregnancy complaint: [your complaint]" on the form.
You want to be well prepared for the delivery: fit and healthy. But as important, you need to be physically and mentally ready for delivery. For a natural birth or birth with a caesarean section. This is what the programme Naturally Prepared for Delivery is about.
Approaching your delivery feeling in shape with acupuncture plus advice for at home. Paying attention to small discomforts and activating changes in the body necessary for delivering. This makes the final weeks of your pregnancy easier to bear and it helps to ensure a smooth delivery process.
Please mention "Naturally Birht Prep"on the form.
Starting week 34-36, 4 sessions + advice.
Make an early start in case your work becomes too much of a burden.
Attending this programme, increases the chances of your baby turning spontaneously from 54% to over 75% with acupuncture and moxa. Once the baby is head down, the focus is on keeping this position: to keep chances of turning back small.
We do this by adressing helpfull energy points with warmth and stimulation: a safe treatment method for you and your baby. Usually a painless, pleasant and relaxing experience. It is a careful overall approach. Starting week 32-37, with the consent of your midwife. Three to four sessions + advice + daily moxa therapy at home.
Please mention "Naturally Birht Prep"on the form.
Your midwife or gynecologist sees reason to induce your childbirth in the hospital. If it can be done in a softer way, stimulating the delivery, then that is your preference. That is possible with acupuncture: moving towards delivery in a gradual way. Good for you and your baby.
Suitable for those who
- prefer a soft and gradual way to stimulate delivery
- rather prefer not to undergo medical induction
as long as it can be done differently
- have missed the programme Naturally Prepared for Delivery.
- get an indication or are told that induction might be necessary.
Don't hesitate to get in touch when you know induction is or might be upcoming.
Please mention "Natural Induction"on the form.
A delivery is an incredible experience and it’s exhausting: no matter wether is a vaginal birth of through a C-section. To achieve a complete closure of the delivery, additional care, nourishment and relaxation in both your body and mind is necessary.
This treatment programme is about carefully recovering and standing up again. Physical recovery, feeling good about yourself and emotionally balanced.
We start with a beneficent Mother-warming to round off the delivery – in your own home. We then discuss your needs, keep an eye on your breasts, abdomen and scars, nourish your body and energy according to Chinese Wisdom and Western Knowledge. This support is appreciated highly by women who care about their health in de long run.
Please mention "Post Partum Recovery"on the form.
Starting approximately day 5, 4 sessions. Already past day 5 of week 2? No worries, ofcourse you're welcome!
Nine months healthy and fit
Premium Programme – start any moment in your pregnancy
Being pregnant and working, staying active doing the things you like to do. This often remains a challenge. How do you know what you can handle? When to take it easier for a while? Nine months Healthy and Fit keeps you on the right track and in good shape. From the moment you start until after your delivery, I will guide you and will help prevent or treat symptoms. You will experience relaxing acupuncture and warmth, and receive personal advice. All to make you feel healthy and fit during your pregnancy and allow you to continue working, relaxing or performing the way you would like to.
Appreciated by women whose personal and professional life is challenging.
Auryn Acupuncture maintains an active cooperation with
Agengy for maternity 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.