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Fertility and Pregnancy

Conception, Pregnancy, and Delivery: Bringing Home a Healthy Baby

There are many paths toward growing a family. Whether you are just starting to think about trying to conceive or you are already receiving fertility treatments, we are here to support you in all the phases of your journey to bringing home a healthy baby.  

Conception

Chinese medicine has helped families grow for thousands of years. A typical course of treatment includes acupuncture, custom herbal formulas timed to your cycle, and lifestyle and nutritional advice. We will support your body by:

  • Regulating the menstrual cycle
  • Enhancing egg quality and ovarian development
  • Increasing blood flow to support the endometrial lining
  • Supporting fertility treatments while minimizing the side effects of medications
  • Relieving the stress and anxiety that can come with trying to conceive
  • Treating male factor issues
    • Sperm count, motility, and morphology
    • History of varicocele
    • Low libido or erectile dysfunction

 

Pregnancy

The journey doesn’t end with the positive pregnancy test—it has only just begun! Pregnancy is an excellent time to integrate the support of Chinese medicine, especially if you are seeking to avoid taking medications. We recommend being on a maintenance schedule during your pregnancy to avoid common discomforts and support a smooth labor and delivery.

 
 

First Trimester

  • Relieve nausea and morning sickness
  • Encourage a healthy appetite
  • Ease headaches
  • Support the qi to secure the pregnancy
     
 

Second Trimester

  • Treat heartburn and breathlessness
  • Resolve constipation
  • Prevent or treat water swelling
  • Maintain cervical competence
     
 

Third Trimester

  • Ease back and pelvic pain
  • Obtain optimal fetal position
  • Support cervical ripening
  • Prepare for a smooth labor
     
 

Postpartum

The physical and emotional demands of giving birth and being a new parent can be at once the most joyful and the most challenging experience life has to offer. We will assist you in:

  • Enhancing milk production
  • Resolving blocked ducts or mastitis
  • Helping the uterus recover its shape
  • Regulating hormones
  • Supporting parents in their emotional journey
 
Beth was able to reduce my debilitating morning sickness, relieve growing and nerve pains, and facilitate my body’s natural ability to allow the baby’s head to descend, leading to a perfect inception to delivery. Beth couldn’t have made my pregnancy more comfortable!
— E. G.
Beth was extraordinarily helpful to me; I suspect that her treatment helped me to conceive quickly after a miscarriage, and our regular appointments helped me to feel good throughout my pregnancy. She is kind, knowledgeable, and a wonderful listener!
— S. N.