Prenatal Care and Fertility

Prenatal Care 

Acupuncture Services for Pregnancy Wellness

Welcome to our dedicated services page, designed exclusively for women who aspire to become pregnant or are currently expecting a child. At Austin Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we understand the unique and transformative journey of pregnancy, and we're here to support you every step of the way. One of the holistic approaches we offer to enhance your pregnancy experience is acupuncture. Discover the remarkable benefits of acupuncture for both preconception and pregnancy wellness.

Preconception Wellness with Acupuncture

Before embarking on your pregnancy journey, achieving optimal preconception health is crucial. Acupuncture offers several benefits that can help you prepare both physically and emotionally for pregnancy:

 Regulating Hormones: Acupuncture can help balance hormones, ensuring that your menstrual cycle is regular, which is essential for successful conception. 

Stress Reduction: Reducing stress is vital for conception. Acupuncture promotes relaxation, lowers stress hormones, and enhances your emotional well-being, increasing your chances of conceiving. 

Improved Blood Flow: Acupuncture improves blood circulation to the reproductive organs, promoting the development of healthy eggs and a receptive uterine lining. 

Enhanced Fertility: Studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the chances of successful conception in women undergoing fertility treatments like IVF or IUI. 

Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy 

Once you're pregnant, acupuncture continues to provide numerous advantages for both your physical and mental well-being:

Alleviating Morning Sickness: Acupuncture can help reduce nausea and vomiting, providing relief during the challenging early stages of pregnancy. 

Pain Management: Many women experience back pain, pelvic pain, and other discomforts during pregnancy. Acupuncture offers a drug-free approach to managing these issues. 

Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Pregnancy can be emotionally taxing. Acupuncture sessions can help you manage stress, anxiety, and mood swings, promoting a calm and positive outlook. 

Assisting with Breech Babies: Acupuncture can be used in late pregnancy to encourage a breech baby into the correct position for birth, potentially avoiding the need for a cesarean section. 

Labor Preparation: Acupuncture can be used in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare your body for labor by promoting cervical ripening and encouraging a smoother, shorter labor process. 

Postpartum Recovery: After giving birth, acupuncture can aid in your postpartum recovery, helping with issues such as healing from a cesarean section, balancing hormones, and addressing postpartum depression. 

Breastfeeding Support: Acupuncture can enhance milk production and alleviate common breastfeeding-related issues like engorgement and mastitis. 

Safe and Non-Invasive 

Acupuncture is a safe and non-invasive therapy that can complement your prenatal care. Our licensed acupuncturists are trained in working with pregnant women, ensuring that treatments are tailored to your specific needs and pregnancy stage. 

We use sterile, disposable needles and adhere to the highest hygiene standards to guarantee your safety. 

Your Pregnancy Wellness Partner

 At Austin Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we are committed to providing comprehensive support for women on their pregnancy journey. Acupuncture is just one of the many holistic services we offer to help you achieve optimal well-being during this special time in your life. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced acupuncturists. We look forward to being your trusted partner in achieving a healthy and joyful pregnancy. Together, we can nurture the well-being of both you and your baby, every step of the way.

Fertility Support

The process of reproduction is complex, leaving room for more than one method to improve your odds of conceiving. We are here to support you to get pregnant by leveraging the known powers of acupuncture and herbal remedies to increase your success with IVF and IUI.

Here at Austin Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, we bring extensive experience in providing treatments for women undergoing the demanding IVF & IUI processes to increase blood flow, lower stress levels, stimulate metabolic function, increase circulation, balance the immune system and reduce the side effects of IVF medications.

Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help to improve blood flow to developing follicles, improve blood flow to the uterus to increase the quality of the uterine lining and successful embryo implantation, as well as how we can restore other critical building blocks of conception. We will work together with you to better understand what stage of the process you are in and evaluate the ideal path forward to optimize your ability to conceive and bear a healthy child.