Acupuncture is considered safe during pregnancy as it offers a drug-free treatment option for a multitude of symptoms that can arise during pregnancy. Acupuncture may assist with managing the following pregnancy related symptoms and gently prepare the body for labour:
- Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pains such as sciatica or pubic pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Acupuncture may be used to assist energy levels, improve sleep and enable the body to deal better with the stresses of pregnancy.
Additionally, many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.