(Closed) Acupuncture while pregnant

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As far as I know it’s fine. I was referred for acupuncture while pregnant! Just make sure to tell them you’re pregnant and/or talk to your doctor/midwife!

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I asked my myotherapist sister for you (she does dry needling herself) ‘acupuncture is perfectly safe while pregnant’

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did acupuncture weekly through the first trimester and will be continuing monthly for the rest of my pregnancy. The acupuncture I’ve done is fertility focused so it’s definitely safe for pregnancy. As long as you go to a reputable acupuncturist I think it will be fine. I would discuss your concerns with the acupuncturist and they should know what is safe. There are certain points they don’t use if you’re pregnant but they are able to help with lots of different pregnancy symptoms.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did acupuncture in August/September to help with fertility, but I can’t personally speak to doing it while pregnant.

That said, my BFF was having similar back pains to you so she went in for a prenatal acupuncture treatment and ended up having her baby about 12 hours later, a whole month early. Luckily that baby was healthy and everything was fine. Who knows if the pain she was experiencing was “back labor” and the acupuncture didn’t have an effect, or if the accupuncture made her go into labor…

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Acupuncture is safe for pregnancy, as long as they know you are pregnant. There are some points that can induce uterine contractions, so they avoid those in pregnant patients. there was a study that showed that contractions induced at those points stopped when the stimulus was removed, so even the risk they will avoid is easily solved.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I 100% agree acupuncture is safe and AMAZING while pregnant. I swear that is the only thing that has helped my morning sickness. When I missed a week because she was on holidays, I felt like crap. A few days after my next appointment, it was night and day difference. She did suggest I come weekly for the first 12 weeks and then monthly for most of the pregnancy and then as your due date approaches, go back more frequently.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just started going to a woman recommended by my midwives. It’s been nice, and I’ll go monthly throughout pregnancy. She even will come to my labor if we want her.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My doctor recommended I do acupuncture when I was suffering from sacroiliac joint dysfunction (read: terrible, terrible back pain). The acupuncture was the only thing that helped me even a little bit, and it’s totally safe during pregnancy. Just tell the acupuncturist you’re pregnant, obviously, as acupuncture can be used to try to induce labor in overdue women. 

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