Pregnancy & Acupuncture 

A Soft Journey of Discovery & Transformation 

What an Amazing time. Your pregnant!

The journey to a new life, new love, new experiences has began and it is full of joy and excitement and dramatic changes to your body, mind and spirit.  So many precious moments and yet at times it can feel scary, confusing, ambivalent and a hand full jumble of mixed emotions.  Who knew so many emotions can exist all at once!!!

 

So, how can I help?

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a safe, gentle and effective health care system that can nourish and support you and your baby throughout this journey.  While acupuncture is viewed by many as an ‘alternative’ medicine, its use through pregnancy is widespread in certain countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, and New Zealand, where midwives undertake specialized acupuncture training to offer women a natural care as an alternative to taking medications.  

Regular, weekly or monthly acupuncture treatments can provide both physical and emotional support throughout the  pregnancy as well as support natural labor, delivery and postpartum recovery. 

I follow 3 basic elements to support you and your growing family through the pregnancy journey:

 

COMFORT- physical, mental and emotional comfort are at the heart of my treatments. This means that during every visit we always attend first to your comfort and ease.  How well are you sleeping, is there any pain, is there any emotional or physical stress, how is your digestion, any diet issues, etc... 

 

FLOW- motion is everything and creating free flow of energy in your body is always important for overall health and becomes even more significant when there is a growing baby in the middle of your belly.  At each phase of pregnancy we will work on creating flow in your body with specific bodywork and depending on your needs, at home exercises for you to practice.   

 

BALANCE- finally, we focus on creating a balanced framework according to your individual needs.  We explore the concept of  rhythms and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.  Rhythms of activity and rest, work and relaxation, taking in and letting out, fullness and emptiness, holding and letting go and more.  

 

My Core Beliefs for Positive Pregnancy Planing 

I believe in choices!

I believe in individualized care that places you at the center of your care by giving the control back to you!

I believe that maternal care is more than the management of risk factors.  

Simple is Best! and I believe that care can be easy, practical and effective. 

Education and Resources is key to 

Creating a safe space that honors and protects your autonomy, making your journey to motherhood a soft journey of discovery, transformation, connection, strength and wellbeing.   

Moon By Moon

The 10 Moons of Pregnancy 

The 10 months of pregnancy follow a developmental framework that guides us to the nourishment

and care of both mother and baby at each stage of pregnancy. 

Each new moon of each new month represent the a new phase growth that corresponds

to one of the elements of the 5 phases.   

First Moon: Liver Meridian 

Second Moon: Gallbladder Meridian 

Third Moon : Pericardium Meridian

Forth Moon: Triple-Heater Meridian

Fifth Moon: Spleen Meridian

Six Moon: Stomach Meridian

Seventh Moon: Lung Meridian

Eights Moon: Large Intestine Meridian

Ninth Moon: Kidney Meridian

Tenth Moon:  Bladder Meridian            

Acupuncture during pregnancy can help with

  • Early pregnancy supportive care

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Constipation and hemorrhoids

  • Varicose veins and vulvar varicosities

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Anemia 

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, pelvic and hip pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Fatigue and exhaustion

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Itching in pregnancy

  • Edema

  • Sinus problems

  • Heartburn

  • Insomnia

  • Hypertension disorders including Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

  • Gesational diabetes

  • Breech and posterior positioned babies

  • Preparation for a medical induction

  • Acupressure support for pain relief during labor

  • Postpartum recovery

  • Post-surgery and scar healing

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Rose City Baby @ Rose City Family Wellness       1616 SE Ankeny St  Portland,  OR   97214        

sivan@rosecitybaby.com        503-961-9711

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