Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea Essex at Eco Therapies with qualified Acupuncturist  Elaine Otrofanowei

Pregnancy Acupuncture

During pregnancy, your body will go through significant changes, these changes may affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Many people have discovered the benefits of using acupuncture  during pregnancy.

Acupuncture  may help to alleviate or prevent any discomfort arising from this imbalance, by helping to restore the body’s equilibrium.

How may acupuncture  help with Pregnancy Care?

 Acupuncture may help by easing the following conditions in pregnancy:

  • Nausea
  • Backache and sciatica
  • Constipation
  • Heart burn
  • Groin pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Oedema of ankles and feet
  • High blood pressure
  • General relaxation
  • Stress and anxiety


Pregnancy Care in Leigh on SeaPromoting Labour/Cervix Ripening

Acupuncture may simulate the commencement of labour if the baby is overdue and both mother and baby are ready. It may stimulate the body to produce the hormones needed for birth.


Research has shown that women who have regular acupuncture  treatments during pregnancy are more likely to have a shorter labour and require less pain relief.


Acupuncture may help to alleviate postnatal problems:

  • Engorged breasts
  • Inadequate lactation
  • Backache
  • Sleep problems
  • Postnatal depression
  • Increase energy levels

Recommended Treatments

Treatments for any pregnancy related problems as and when necessary.  Weekly treatment from 34/36 weeks to prepare for  the birth.

If you interested in Pregnancy Care in Leigh on Sea, Essex or London Area and would like to book an appointment telephone: or or email me.