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Prenatal Care

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Acupuncture provides women the opportunity to enjoy

and cherish the life-changing experience and incredible

journey of pregnancy without having to ‘grin and bear it’

and the choice of safe and effective relief when physical

limitations or challenges are presented along the way. 

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used safely and effectively to treat a wide range of pregnancy related complaints including:​​

Altamonte Prenatal Acupuncture for Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness

  • Breech Presentation

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Back Pain & Sciatica

  • Labor Preparation

  • Braxton Hicks Contractions

  • Threatened Miscarriage

  • Low Amniotic Fluid

  • Pre-term Labor Pain

  • ​Pre-eclampsia

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Placenta Previa

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • IUGR

  • Fatigue

  • Swelling/Edema

  • Leg Cramps

Labor preparation acupuncture helps to:

  • Regulate imbalances in the organ systems.

  • Help the baby engage if need be.

  • Start to ripen the cervix.

  • Relax the muscles and tendons.

  • Reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Altamonte Labor Preperation

Acupuncture Labor Induction


Acupuncture can be used as a form of birth preparation helping to reduce the average time a woman spends in labor. This natural treatment is a wonderful tool for preparing the body for a healthy labor and birth. It is recommended to begin weekly treatments by 36 weeks for maximum benefit. Labor preparation acupuncture is a very gentle and non-invasive alternative that decreases the need for a medical induction.

In addition to acupuncture, the use of herbs and supplements may be recommended to assist the body in its transition from pregnancy to labor. New Direction Natural Medicine carries a full custom Chinese herbal pharmacy. We only use herbs of the highest quality to ensure effectiveness and purity. Herbs can be prepared for the post-partum period to assist with lactation and enhance energy levels and mood, including post-partum depression and anxiety.

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