Pregnancy & Postpartum

Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and massage therapy are very helpful in supporting you through your pregnancy and postpartum period.  These therapies can be used to reduce inflammation, ease aches and pains, lower blood pressure, increase circulation, increase the release of natural opioids and endorphins, and relieve stress.

Pregnancy & Postpartum Treatment

First & Second Trimester

Typically in the first trimester, especially if there was difficulty conceiving, we recommend weekly treatment up to week 13.  In the second trimester, it is recommended to come in biweekly or monthly.  Conditions commonly treated include:

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea and digestion
  • Fatigue, swelling, circulation
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Ease aches, pains & discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Sleep issues
  • Anxiety, worry and stress

Third Trimester - Labor Prep

Labor preparation acupuncture begins at week 35 ideally.  It is recommended to have weekly acupuncture treatment from that point on.  The main goals of labor prep acupuncture are:

  • Prepare and relax the cervix
  • Quicken labor
  • Ease pain
  • Prevent tearing/episiotomy
  • Ease fears and stress around labor and delivery
  • Promote an easy and efficient labor

Postpartum (4th trimester)

Acupuncture helps a woman’s body heal and rebalance after pregnancy and birth.  It is so important for a new mom to be healthy and well so that she may be present for her newborn baby.  Some of the common postpartum conditions we treat include:

  • Low milk supply
  • Mastitis
  • Postpartum depression & anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Postpartum vaginal discharge
  • Birth trauma
  • Excessive lactation
  • Postoperative healing (if there was a cesarean)

Have a question? Reach out!

Eastern Bench is a reputable wellness clinic in the Salt Lake area with a specialty in natural fertility and IVF support.  We are very dedicated to providing high quality holistic care to our clients.  To set up an appointment, please call (385)279-2410 or request an appointment online. We offer free 15 minute consultations to those who would like to learn more about our treatment options.  Please contact us by submitting this form if you should have any additional questions.

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Disclaimer: Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors. The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or otherwise intervene in any medical condition. Always seek help from a licensed medical professional for any health condition.