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Stress and poor sleep can cause tension, which will make back pain worse. Experiment with relaxation therapies to ease discomfort.
An article about stress during pregnant
Sleep disorders during pregnancy
Insomnia is quite often during the pregnancy after 1 trimester and may by accompanied by fears, nightmares about loss of pregnancy, malformation, harm to mothers health and so on closer to the due birth date. As it was said before acupuncture treats people physically, mentally and spiritually. Here acupuncture may be extremely helpful that is shown via multiple researches and tests.
Turning a breech baby
Many babies adopt a bottom-down breech position during pregnancy, but then turn naturally to adopt the best position for labor. If this happens late in pregnancy, you may feel something similar to an almighty somersault as your baby turns! However, the longer your baby remains in breech, the less likely it is that they will turn, as their growing size coupled with the confines of the uterus make it harder to do so.
It is increasingly popular and is often recommended at maternity units as a first choice of treatment. It is very simple procedure for acupuncturist to carry and it’s success rate has been well established via research.
Low back pains
Development of fetus produces misplacement of center of gravity of woman towards front. It induces accentuation of lumbar lordosis and contraction of lumbar muscles retaining the posture. Spine resists more and more strong forces of traction during the pregnancy that causes low back pains
Induction/Stimulate for giving birth
Acupuncture treatment is one of technique that help you feel open to the experiences of labor, which in turn helps you to let go of tension. Which involve inserting thin needles at specific points on the body to stimulate organs or energy flows. The hormones “progesterone” and “relaxin” are carried in your body, and these will help to soften the surrounding muscles and ligaments and encourage controlled stretching. And there are specific points on your body that are thought to help the cervix dilate.
Edema or swollen legs during pregnancyThere are 35% of pregnant women develops edema during their pregnancies, that often is a indication of big baby. Some of the factors of appearing of edema are vein stasis and modification of metabolism of water and electrolytes.
Constipation is frequent between pregnant women and may become worse during the course of pregnancy. Explanation of that is in slowing bowel movement due to increasing reabsorbing of water from intestine by kidneys.
There are great variations of weight increase during pregnancy. Mostly it is 12 kg. Anyway metabolic changes, edema, water retention can be factors of quick weight gain. Acupuncture was shown to have good results to prevent it improving metabolism, blood circulation and waters movement.