By: Kelly Kirles, L.Ac.
While many people have heard that acupuncture can help a woman achieve pregnancy they may not be aware that receiving acupuncture during pregnancy has many benefits!
Acupuncture relieves stress
Stress during pregnancy has been strongly linked to preterm delivery. Many mothers are very anxious about the health of their baby in the womb and are unable to relax. When they are in a state of constant stress the body pumps out the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, our “fight or flight hormones.” These hormones can weaken immunity, disrupt sleep, cause digestive issues and even cause the heart to beat excessively. Stress can also lead to gestational diabetes.