Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, FL, treats a variety of conditions, including infertility. Many of her patients ask if they can continue acupuncture after they have successfully become pregnant, and the answer is yes! In fact, it is beneficial to do so; Acupuncture helps to increase circulation of fresh nutrients and oxygen to the growing fetus, and supports the mother’s health in many ways, including reducing nausea and vomiting, pain, fatigue, and other pregnancy-related symptoms.
You do, however, want to make sure that your acupuncturist is properly trained and licensed, because there are certain acupuncture points that are best avoided during pregnancy.
Studies on Pregnancy Acupuncture
There are many studies showing that acupuncture is beneficial for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. And a few cases have followed the moms afterward, to determine the impact of the acupuncture on the final pregnancy outcomes. For instance…
This study is the largest to date on the subject, and it involved almost 600 women who received acupuncture for their nausea and vomiting. The study compared 4 groups of women…those who had received regular acupuncture, formula acupuncture, “sham” acupuncture or no acupuncture at all.
The study concluded there were no differences between the 4 groups, in perinatal outcomes, including miscarriage, birth abnormalities, or complications during pregnancy. This lead the researchers to concluded that there are no serious negative effects from acupuncture administered during pregnancy.
For more information on the benefits of acupuncture on pregnancy, please visit this page.
Finding a Licensed Clearwater Acupuncturist
As mentioned previously, it is important to work with an experienced, trained and licensed pregnancy acupuncturist. If you are in Clearwater, Florida, Dawn Potter is Nationally Certified, State Licensed and has over 15 years experience with pregnancy acupuncture.
Schedule Pregnancy Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida Today
Are you interested in acupuncture for pregnant women in Clearwater? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today to schedule your appointment, we would be happy to help you!