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Constipation during Pregnancy

To most people, constipation is simply a matter of a slow-moving or lazy bowel. Yet, as many studies confirmed constipation is serious and should not be ignored. During pregnancy constipation is very common. First of all the increased levels of progesterone and estrogen caused by pregnancy aid in relaxing the smooth muscle of the body […]

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Morning Sickness

While pregnancy is of course a natural state, a woman’s body has to accommodate the various changes that occur. Morning sickness is a common example of the effects of this ‘accommodation’. It is not a pathology or ‘illness’; it is instead part of a normal physiological process. In cases where the morning sickness is very […]

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Pre Birth Acupuncture

Pre birth acupuncture is when a woman is treated in the final weeks of pregnancy at about week 36/37 right up to the end. It’s physical action is to help ripen the women’s cervix, prepare the pelvis thus encouraging her body to move into the optimum state for delivering her baby. It helps baby move […]

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IVF and Acupuncture – Some FAQ’s

Integrating Acupuncture into the patients regime undergoing IVF protocols has been proven to help increase the chance of a positive pregnancy test. For best results it is important that the woman attends a registered Acupuncturist. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions answered.

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BREECH BABY PRESENATATION

Acupuncture and moxibustion has been used for thousands of years to turn breech babies. In most Western countries the breech position is an indication for elective c-section. Acupuncture and moxibustion is a valid option for women willing to experience a natural birth.

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