Pregnancy can be wonderful, and also really rough!
Fundamentally, it’s a time when you need support; your body is changing, you are changing, your relationships and work life are shifting. How can you continue on as normal when there’s the incredible process going on inside you all the time that just so happens to have you conked out on the sofa at 7pm every single night?!
If you don’t have a strong crew around you, now is the time to start building one, so start scoping out your local mum scene and find your mum mates at a great pregnancy class. Having one or two go-to practitioners for support can also be invaluable. >>>>Spoiler alert: This is where I come in!<<<<
What can I help with?
I have an extensive background in supporting pregnant women and have had success with treating and managing conditions such as; nausea and vomiting, back and pelvic pain, sciatica, heartburn, digestive issues, haemorrhoids, vulval varices, insomnia, carpal tunnel, anxiety and depression. I’ve also worked as a birth doula for the last ten years so I’m really up on all things related to pregnancy, birth, feeding and motherhood.
Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many unpleasant pregnancy symptoms and can safely be used throughout all three trimesters. Pregnancy massage and reflexology can work wonders too and can be used from the start of the second trimester. I’m also happy to combine therapies and find that using acupuncture with reflexology is a pretty awesome way to help you drift off and take care of any issues you’ve got going on (I’m a firm believer that all pregnant women should have the joy of having their feet tended to).