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Acupuncture- Miscarriage Prevention

Spotting that confirmation symbol on a pregnancy test could be a long awaited confirmation when trying to conceive. A miscarriage has to be one of the most devastating things that could happen to potential parents. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is probably much higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn’t even know she’s pregnant.

Most miscarriages occur before the 12th week of pregnancy. Symptoms include:

  • Bleeding which progresses from light to heavy
  • Severe cramps
  • Pain or cramping in your abdomen or lower back
  • Fever
  • Weakness

After a miscarriage — or in some cases repeated miscarriages — many women lose confidence in their body, and begin to doubt their ability to ever have children.

Family expansion and planning has always been imperative for the Chinese dating back to ancient times.  An Acupuncturist redirects the treatment focus to supporting the body through its natural process and prepare you for the next opportunity for pregnancy.

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The key to prevent miscarriage from a Chinese medicine perspective is preparation prior to conception. Taking the time to ensure the body is working at its most optimal state is essential. Treatment is focused on correcting issues caused by aging, hormone imbalances, overactive immune responses, or clearing a blockage due to adhesions or polyps. The fertile potential of each egg is increased, and the uterus and fallopian tubes become more hospitable environment for sperm. Fertilization of the egg, maturation into a robust embryo, and implantation of the healthy embryo are all supported by Chinese medicine.

To sum it up:

  • Optimize metabolism
  • Stabilize hormones
  • Increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  • Thicken the uterine lining,
  • Stimulate ovulation, and
  • Reduce pain to improve fertility.
Our acupuncturist, Dr. Haufei Li, has recently worked with two patients whom both had miscarriages previously.  We came to know a while back that both of them had fallen pregnant, and has had a healthy pregnancy to date.  Book an appointment with him as soon as possible.