Acupuncture for Pregnancy  

To support you during this critical time, we have developed protocols for women who are pregnant. 

Preventing Miscarriage Protocol

Because 90% of miscarriages occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, acupuncture treatment supports your pregnancy and the health of the fetus. Acupuncture and herbal medicine assists in preventing miscarriage that is not due to chromosomal anomalies. One reason for miscarriage other than chromosomal problems is lack of blood flow to the embryo and then, later on, to the placenta. Acupuncture and herbal medicine address this issue by increasing blood flow first to the embryo, and then, later on, to the placenta, ensuring proper delivery of oxygen and nutrition to the developing fetus.

Healthy Mom/Healthy Baby Protocol

Under this method of care you are treated throughout your entire pregnancy once a week. The purpose of this protocol is to help maintain your health during pregnancy and to assist in avoidance of possible complications such as fatigue, nausea, low back pain, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, gestational diabetes, hyperemesis gravidarum (severe vomiting), etc.

Further, acupuncture will continue to deliver more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your growing baby helping to ensure a beautiful, healthy and well developed child.

For vaginal births, acupuncture during the last trimester can help you deliver on time and shorten your labor to make it more efficient. 

Acupuncture is also often used to induce labor after the due date has passed.

For planned C-sections, acupuncture BEFORE surgery can help you heal faster after your baby is born.

 

"The people that work at Zen Fertility Center are astounding! They want nothing but the best for you and your growing family.  I've been treated for many things over the last few years including nausea for my pregnancy, low back pain, neck pain, getting me ready to have my baby, postpartum treatments as well as just overall relaxation. I would recommend Zen Fertility Center to anyone serious about conceiving or even just checking out acupuncture for the first time. You will leave feeling confident that you are in the right hands here!" - Amanda D, Chula Vista, CA
"Zen Fertility Center were a life saver during my pregnancy. I suffered from frequent migraines and sciatica which was relieved on each visit. I thank you and would recommend your gifted services to any expectant mother." - Fernanda Chaparro. San Diego, CA