Blissful Wellness Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Pregnancy

1st Trimester
Congrats! You are growing a human! Your baby's most critical development will occur during the next three monthsweeks. Optimize your health by eating right, avoiding toxins, gently exercising, and getting lots of extra rest and relaxation.

Common first trimester ailments include fatigue and ‘morning' sickness, which can actually be nausea and/or vomiting that lasts all day. Many mommies-to-be may also experience some anxiety. Anxiety, which often goes undetected, may intensify your fatigue and nausea. Your first trimester care focuses on reducing tension and anxiousness and working to replace it with a calm mind and relaxed nervous system. Morning sickness often responses well to gentle acupuncture and minor dietary modifications. Oriental medicine has also been used for centuries to "secure the fetus" or strengthen the pregnancy to prevent miscarriage during early pregnancy. We call them "sticky baby" points.

2nd Trimester
Yes, you are finally glowing! By now, much of the discomfort of early pregnancy has subsided or soon will. You're beginning to have a little bump, which probably makes the last several weeks seem all worth it. While your energy may be strong, your body continues to change. You may (or may not) notice headaches, leg cramps, back pain, abdominal pain, heartburn, pain in the buttocks or down the leg (sciatica), and wrist. Acupuncture is extremely effective in alleviating many of these aches and pains as baby begins to make his or her presence known.

3rd Trimester
Feeling a bit crowded? By this point your body has expanded a great deal and you have gained twenty to thirty pounds or more. Baby takes up a bunch of space and plays trampoline on your ribs. The strain on your body may cause shortness of breath, swelling of your hands and feet, varicose veins, achy hips, abdominal cramps, round ligament pain and difficulty sleeping.

Aside from providing you with incredible symptom relief, third trimester acupuncture and chiropractic can help prepare you and your baby for a natural and healthy birthing experience.

Labor Preparation
Beginning at 36 weeks acupuncture is administered once a week as a safe and effective treatment to encourage natural labor. Studies indicate that gently needling specific points on the body can help to reduce the length of labor, prevent overdue births, and accelerate cervical ripening and dilation. The protocol calls for acupuncture once a week from week 36 through the 40th week. From your due date forward, sessions increase to 2-3 times a week or every day until you go into labor.

Pre-birth Acupuncture
Prepares you for a healthy natural labor. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the need for medical inductions, epidurals & emergency room c-sections and increase the likelihood of a natural, health vaginal birth.

Postpartum Support
You finally made it through pregnancy, but sometimes the joys of your new baby are accompanied by some unpleasant symptoms. For some new moms the transition from pregnancy to parenthood isn't always smooth sailing. Fatigue and hormonal shifts team up with new changes in your body. The dynamics of the household suddenly shift as an amazing, new person now lives with you and runs the show. Acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal therapy can provide a vital support during this transition.



Our Philosophy

Blissful: a state of profound satisfaction, happiness and joy, a constant state of mind, undisturbed by gain or loss.

Wellness: a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well being; constant, conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential; an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing the treatment of disease

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