Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time to pamper yourself and a vitally important time to look after yourself well. Pregnancy Massage is the perfect way to begin this process with a fully qualified Pregnancy Massage Therapist: Judith Peplow, Emily Hutchings and Hannah Wisby all specialize in Pregnancy Massage and can treat you lying on your side or on a specially made Bump Cushion which enables you to lie on your tummy.

Judith Peplow and Sarah Gilbert have both done extra training in Pregnancy Massage and can treat you lying on your side or in whatever position you are most comfortable, Judith has a specially made Bump Cushion which enables you to lie on your tummy.

Acupuncture is also very helpful in pregnancy for treating conditions such as morning sickness, constipation, heartburn, nausea, back pain, symphysis pubis pain and insomnia.

For more information about Acupuncture in Pregnancy and all the conditions that can be treated please visit www.devonfertilityacupuncture.co.uk and go to the pregnancy page.

Closer to the birth Acupuncture can be very helpful in turning breech babies, easing lower back pain, induction (only if overdue and chemical induction date set, and easing the birthing process itself.

For more information about Pre-birth Preparation with Acupuncture please visit my new site www.devonfertilityacupuncture.co.uk and see 'Birth Preparation'.

Nicola Renovich, The Haven's Acupuncturist, has considerable experience in treating these conditions and has undertaken specialist post graduate obstetric acupuncture training.

Pre birth Acupuncture Treatments from 36 weeks can greatly reduce the likelihood of going overdue and needing induction. Pre-birth treatments have also been shown to increase the likelihood of a smooth birth without complications.

After the birth you may wish to benefit from the support of Post Natal Doula.