Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms care at Isthmus Acupuncture benefits both mother-to-be and baby during this very special time. For thousands of years acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Maya abdominal therapy, and therapeutic massage has promoted healthy pregnancies and safely addressed common pregnancy symptoms or complaints with drug-free solutions.

Pregnancy Symptoms by Trimester

First Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Morning sickness or nausea
  • General pain during pregnancy
  • Constipation or diarrhea during pregnancy
  • Fatigue or low energy during pregnancy
  • Insomnia during pregnancy
  • Headaches during pregnancy
  • Weight Loss during pregnancy
  • Miscarriage prevention

Second Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Indigestion during pregnancy
  • Reflux and heartburn during pregnancy
  • Symptoms of gestational diabetes
  • Back pain during pregnancy
  • Hip pain during pregnancy
  • Abdominal pain during pregnancy
  • Ankle swelling during pregnancy
  • Signs of false labor or early labor

Third Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Difficulty sleeping during pregnancy
  • Carpal tunnel during pregnancy
  • Swollen feet, ankles and legs during pregnancy
  • Non-productive contractions
  • Repeated C-Section
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean

Pregnancy Symptoms Care with Acupuncture

The use of acupuncture as a complementary approach for pregnancy symptoms care relieves the normal discomforts associated with pregnancy. Pain, allergies, stress, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headaches and migraines can be effectively managed without any side effects. In addition to treating pregnancy complaints, the endorphins released during acupuncture promotes bonding between the baby and mother and calms the nervous system for both.

Acupuncture lessens depression symptoms during pregnancy, study shows

Acupuncture helps relieve morning sickness for pregnant women, study shows

Acupuncture for low back pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy Symptoms Care with Therapeutic Massage

Prenatal massage relaxes tense muscles, eases sore spots, improves circulation and mobility and promotes boding between the mother and baby. Carrying a baby changes your center of gravity and puts added stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Prenatal massage at Isthmus is tailored specifically to your individual needs and our specially trained massage therapists adjust their techniques accordingly.

Prenatal massage is recommended from 13-weeks through delivery and at six weeks post-partum

Pregnancy Maya Therapy is recommended from 13-weeks through delivery

Study shows prenatal massage shortens labor and reduces need for medication

Link to Prenatal Care at Isthmus

Link to Labor and Delivery Care at Isthmus

Link to Post-Partum Care at Isthmus


Information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or be a substitute for regular medical care. We encourage you to discuss all therapies with your primary care doctor before making any changes in your health regimen.

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