Acupuncture Can Help In Pregnancy
In general, pregnancy is a natural physiological process, and not an illness. It is every woman’s wish to sail through pregnancy without any medical intervention, and to have a drug-free experience.
Toni’s sound knowledge and skill both in midwifery and acupuncture is well known nationally and internationally for providing safe treatment for the minor disorders of pregnancy, such as:
Nausea And Morning Sickness In Pregnancy
This an area of huge interest for Toni as she has helped hundreds of women suffering with this debilitating condition during pregnancy.
Pregnancy related nausea and vomiting is a common phenomenon, particularly in the first and second trimesters. It affects up to 70% of the pregnant population (Weigel and Weigel, 1989).
There are a number of medications available on the market today that are designed to combat nausea and vomiting, however avoiding exposure of the foetus to any unnecessary medication while pregnant is always preferable.
Several explanations for nausea and morning sickness:
Physiological changes of pregnancy such as reduced gastric motility and reflux
Metabolic changes, such as carbohydrate deficiency, vitamin B deficiency
Psychological factors, such as fear and anxiety caused by physiological changes in the body
Involvement of the energetic aspect of the digestive system