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Acupuncture for Pregnancy & Fertility



The medicinal roots of the ancient practice of acupuncture are invaluable for pregnant women. Whether in your first trimester suffering through nausea, vomiting or exhaustion, or further along as your body begins to accommodate your baby’s growth, acupuncture can provide relief for multiple symptoms. With your belly putting additional pressure on your joints, and specifically the lower back, many women find relief in acupuncture.


Additionally, many women use acupuncture as part of their fertility journey. Acupuncture has been known to help relieve stress and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs.


Acupuncture for pregnancy in the first trimester


The first trimester of pregnancy is so exciting! At the same time, it may be challenging. Women’s bodies are rapidly creating everything their baby needs to grow and develop which may cause a range of symptoms.


The most common pregnancy symptoms that acupuncture can help with are:

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Constipation

How does acupuncture work for pregnancy symptoms?


The objective of acupuncture is to bring the body into balance. By restoring the natural equilibrium, the vomiting signal to the brain is relieved, and nausea is eliminated. Pregnant moms have also found that acupuncture helps to relieve their general feeling of exhaustion. Acupuncture needles can help to move the blood through the body to restore and regenerate energy leading to a better night's rest.


How does prenatal acupuncture work and how does it aid with fertility?


The purpose of acupuncture with regards to fertility is similar to how the process treats pregnancy symptoms. Inserting needles in specific places moves blood flow to the reproductive organs and stimulates the endocrine system. It’s important to work with a licensed acupuncturist that takes a holistic approach to treatment.


The Nesting Place is excited to be offering acupuncture provided by Rachel Lopez LAC, a licensed acupuncturist in the state of NJ. She is also certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Rachel has been practicing in Bergen County for almost 20 years.


If you would like more information on acupuncture and its benefits give us a call

201- 623 - 3629.



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