TURNlNG A BREECH BABY
Early pregnancy loss occurs in an estimated 15 to 20 per cent of recognized pregnancies, most often within the first 13 weeks. Acupuncture and Moxa promo blood flow and warmth to the uterus, giving an embryo a better environment to grow. Good blood flow will bring nutrition to the baby to help prevent miscarriage. It is highly recommended to my patients after conception to continue treatment until you finish your first trimester. If a patient develops a pregnancy complication such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia they should continue with the treatment to avoid preterm labour.
Moxibustion is perhaps best known for being an alternative way to help with breech presentation. It is used with a reported success rate from 60% to 84.6% after 34 weeks gestation. This technique was found to increase maternal cortisol levels (increasing fetal movement) and to promote relaxation of the uterus muscle (creating more space for the baby to move). Acupuncture smoothes qi flow and helps baby’s movement.
Acupuncture will help cervix dilation and promote uterus contraction to speed up the process of delivery. This is the natural way to induce labour and avoid drug use. This so-called reverse treatment can prevent prolonged labor to avoid an unnecessary C-section.
Electric acupuncture and Moxa would be used as part of stimulation.
Postpartum care includes new mother's both physical and emotional well-being. Women can experience postpartum depression after going through the trauma of birth and from the stress of being a new mom. Hormone deficiency can also be a cause of depression.
Insufficient lactation for nursing mothers can be stressful. Acupuncture and herbal medicine will help milk production as well.
Carpal tunnel pain during and after pregnancy is very common. Acupuncture will be the most natural way to help to ease the pain without using drugs.