PARALLEL OBSTETRIC CARE 

First Trimester (Conception to Week 12)

  • Weekly acupuncture treatments to address common early pregnancy symptoms including:
    • "Morning Sickness"  (nausea and vomiting)
    • Fatigue
    • Anxiety, Depression and Stress
    • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss/Miscarriage Recovery
    • Guidance surrounding genetic testing

Second Trimester (Week 13 to Week 27)  

  • Office Visits every 2 - 4 weeks addressing:
    • Lingering digestive issues
    • Gestational Diabetes prevention
    • Management of pregnancy induced hypertension
    • Musculoskelatal Discomfort (low back and hip pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc)
    • General health & wellbeing

Third Trimester (Week 28 to Week 36)

  • Office Visits every 2 weeks addressing:
    • Lingering and or newly acquired musculoskeletal pain and discomfort
    • Edema
    • Insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns
    • Group-B Strep Test Preparation
    • Breech Presentation (from 32 weeks on)
    • Preterm Labor Prevention
    • Continued management of hypertension to avoid pre-eclampsia
    • General health & wellbeing

Birth Preparation (Week 37 to birth)

  • Weekly Office Visits to assist in the transition from pregnancy to labor by:
    • Promoting cervical ripening and dilation
    • Balancing the nervous system for labor
    • Supporting amniotic fluid levels
    • Emotional support and mentorship surrounding fears about labor and birth
    • Promoting the natural onset of labor (post 40-weeks)

Postpartum Care

  • In-home or office visits to address the following:
    • "Baby Blues'
    • Postpartum depression and anxiety
    • Lactation and Breastfeeding Issues (mastitis, blocked ducts, "let-down", low milk supply etc.)
    • Overall Recovery post-birth