Pregnancy & Postpartum

Natural Pregnancy Support

Health is of the utmost importance when preparing for and during pregnancy. We offer a holistic, safe, and effective program to ensure that you’re providing the best for you and your baby right from the start.

1st Trimester

Treatments focus on supporting this delicate stage of development to improve energy and alleviate symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Additionally, acupuncture is one of the best ways to help navigate the emotions that often accompany this transitional phase.

2nd Trimester

As your pregnancy progresses we help you enjoy this time by providing natural solutions to common pregnancy concerns such a back pain, allergies, stress, insomnia, low energy, and digestion issues. When your health is supported so is your baby’s.

3rd Trimester

Pre-birth treatments towards the end of pregnancy gradually prepare the body for labor. This is the perfect time to reduce stress and enhance stamina for labor. Treatments focus on ripening the cervix and positioning the baby optimally for labor.

Labor Preparation

At Sage we find that the best results come when acupuncture is used as a pre-birth treatment, gradually preparing the body for labor starting at 36 weeks gestation (34 if the baby is not head down). Treatments are tailored to each individual woman’s constitution and pregnancy history, with a focus on gently supporting labor to unfold naturally.

An observational study (Betts and Lenox 2004) of 169 women who utilized pre-birth acupuncture before delivery found:

  • 35% reduction in the number of inductions (for women having their first baby this was a 43% reduction) and a
  • 31% reduction in the epidural rate

When pre-birth acupuncture was utilized before delivery with a midwife, there was a

  • 32% reduction in emergency caesarean delivery and a
  • 9% increase in normal vaginal births

Postpartum Support

Supporting recovery after childbirth sets you on the path toward long-term health. When you take care of yourself you have the resources to take care of your baby. It’s common for new mothers to be exhausted, which can lead to depression, brain fog, and irritability. The first few months after birth are essential for regaining strength, balancing hormones, elevating mood, and addressing low milk supply.

To optimally transition into motherhood, we recommend treatments once a week starting 3 weeks postpartum for a total of 3 months to help with:

  • An efficient recovery
  • Building blood and energy
  • Low milk production
  • Perineum and post-birth pains
  • C-Section recovery
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Edema, Swelling
  • Constipation
  • Prolapse
  • UTIs

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