It is perfectly safe to have acupuncture during pregnancy when carried out by an experienced, qualified practitioner. With nearly 40 years of experience and years of study you are in extremely safe hands at Acupuncture Norwich.
You can read more about acupuncture for pregnancy here.
When a woman is pregnant, especially in the first few weeks the body's hormones are very strong. It is an important time where the energy of the woman will determine the survival of the foetus. It is a time when acupuncture for pregnancy can truly support and strengthen the energy and the health of the woman.
As the pregnancy progresses a good acupuncturist will support and treat any symptoms arising during pregnancy. These could be tiredness, cravings, aches and pains, blood pressure and general wellbeing to prepare the woman for childbirth.
If the birth is late there are certain acupuncture points that are designed to bring about labour if administered frequently when necessary. It is always better for the woman not to feel rushed to be induced. I remember both my children were born naturally about 2 weeks later than the doctors calculated. A woman left to her own natural instincts can usually tell when things are not right or that things are ok, unless there is a medical emergency necessitating induction.
Women who have had a difficult labour, feel exhausted and who have lost a lot of blood when having their baby might feel depressed in the following months after giving birth. Because of the extreme weakness they feel and loss of energy it can manifest as depression. Most of the time it is not mental or emotional and can be relieved by strengthening her energy and blood over a few acupuncture sessions.