Constipation During Pregnancy

What is constipation during pregnancy? Often, difficulty passing stools or constipation is an accepted part of pregnancy. Bowel movements become sluggish due to hormones such as progesterone and estrogen that soften and relax the digestive tract’s smooth muscle. Many women may also experience nausea during early pregnancy, which makes it challenging to maintain a healthy […]

Acupuncture for heartburn during pregnancy

What is heartburn? During pregnancy, increased levels of progesterone and estrogen relax the smooth muscle tissue in the body. For the digestive tract, this can mean general indigestion & heartburn. It is the burning pain felt when digestive juices counterflow through the cardiac sphincter at the top of the stomach and into the esophagus. Heartburn […]

Acupuncture for Morning Sickness

What is Morning Sickness? Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is often called “morning sickness” despite occurring at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness is thought to occur in approximately one half of all pregnancies usually between the 6th and 16th weeks. It can be at it’s most intense at 8 to 12 weeks. Some women […]

Acupuncture for Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What is recurrent pregnancy loss?​Recurrent miscarriage or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as two or more consecutive pregnancy losses.  Miscarriages in the first trimester are thought to be as high as 50% with many women not even realizing that they are pregnant before miscarrying. After having one miscarriage, most women go on to have […]