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Try acupressure points to help labour progress →

Try acupressure points to help labour progress

Many women receive acupuncture treatment to help them through the different stages of pregnancy, it is an ideal treatment during pregnancy as it is non-invasive and drug free, and will not cause any harm to the baby.

Acupuncture in Pregnancy

Pre-birth Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of the following conditions during pregnancy:

  • Morning sickness
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Anxiety
  • Food cravings
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Depression
  • Heartburn

Acupuncture has been widely researched in western medicine and there are many studies in respected medical journal to show that acupuncture is effective and can help with:

  • Shorter labour times (Cervical Ripening Protocol) – studies of women who have had regular acupuncture throughout their pregnancy have been shown to have shorter labour than women who have not
  • Induction of labour – acupuncture can be useful in inducing labour and midwives have found that women receiving acupuncture tend to have fewer complications
  • Breech Babies – acupuncture can help turn the baby after 34 weeks if it is in a breech position
  • Pain during Pregnancy – acupuncture can help with low middle and upper back pain, neck and arm pain, carpel tunnel syndrome and Pelvic girdle pain
  • Low mood in pregnancy – as anti depressant and anxiety medication is contraindicated in pregnancy, acupuncture can be very useful to help with changing moods during pregnancy
  • Acupuncture and Sickness – regular acupuncture can help relieve morning sickness and nausea, and positive results can occur within minutes of treatment

Our resident acupuncturist Kevin Callan has had great results in helping women overcome their ailments and illnesses throughout their pregnancy.… Read more

Posted on February 27, 2012

Want to get through your pregnancy drug free and healthy? →

Aspects of Homeopathy

Our resident Homeopath, Lee Ní Chinnéide, will discuss all aspects of Homeopathy and its various benefits in pregnancy and labour at her talks on Wed 9th Nov and Wed 30th Nov in the elbowroom Clinic at 8pm (tea and biscuits provided!!). Lee has run a full time homeopathic practice for the past 8 years in both Dublin and Galway and specialises in the treatment of fertility, pregnancy, birth and children, but also has a broad general practice.… Read more

Posted on November 4, 2011

How to get the best hospital birth possible →

Physiological birth in hospital

Here are some of my tips to inspire and assist you in enjoying your baby’s birth in hospital. If you need that extra helping hand join me at the Trust in Birth – Active Birth workshop on the 23rd of October.

Following the natural rhythms of labour, the vast majority of mothers with normal pregnancies are free to let their bodies’ normal physiological functions birth their babies.… Read more

Posted on October 17, 2011

Children’s Yoga 5-6 years old →

Fun Creative classes

Fun, creative classes designed to stimulate children’s imagination, maintain their natural flexibility and teach them to breathe correctly. The class combines exciting adventures with songs, stories and relaxation techniques.

Why is yoga so good for our children?

Physical benefits

First, children experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga. Yoga strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated.

self-awareness

Second, yoga for kids also enhances self-awareness.… Read more

Posted on October 7, 2011

Baby Jam Music & Movement for Babies →

Balance, Co-ordination, Self-esteem and body awareness

Music & Movement is for babies, wobblers (wobbly = falling down every 3 steps stage) and parents. Use rhythmic song and dance to benefit your child’s development. Physical movement helps balance, coordination, self-esteem and body awareness. Movement and gestures associated with music also help your children absorb ideas and enhance memory. Musically, children will discover an understanding of rhythm and beat by exploring different instruments.… Read more

Posted on September 14, 2011

How Does Acupuncture Help To Avoid Induction ? →

How Does Acupuncture Help To Avoid Induction ? reduce the risk of induction

How can I reduce the risk of being induced? Around 6 weeks before the birth of your baby your cervix starts to ripen. Just like a juicy pear it softens and prepares the birth of your baby when it will start to thin and open. Starting to calm your life down and relax at this time is beneficial.

Studies

Studies have shown that using acupuncture from your 37th or 38th week of pregnancy may reduce your risk of induction by around 20%

And if you are already under pressure from your hospital for being post dates?… Read more

Posted on June 21, 2011