During the third trimester, so many changes are taking place. Your baby and belly are growing faster which can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue, acid reflux, sciatica and other aches and pains. It’s also a time when things start to feel VERY real! Your emotions may be a whirlwind and there are a lot of things to get done which can sometimes lead to anxiety.
During this time, acupuncture treatments continue to be focused on calming the nervous system and increasing energy with the added goals of managing aches and pains and preparing the body for labor. After 36 weeks, treatments should be weekly or even twice a week and will include acupuncture points that help tone the uterus and provide nourishment to mom and baby. At week 39 and 40, we will use specific points that focus on softening the cervix and relaxing ligaments to promote natural labor.