Acupuncture for Prenatal & Postnatal Care
individualized care throughout pregnancy and postpartum available here in Kamloops
Pre/Postnatal acupuncture appointments can be booked during regular office hours, babies are always welcome. Arrangements for home or hospital visits can also be made.
Early pregnancy is an amazing time filled with great transformation. However, it can also be a time of difficult challenges for a new mother if she has issues with:
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help support women through these times by easing symptoms, and strengthening the newly pregnant mother as she transitions through this period.
As little baby grows and develops so does mother's body. It is during this time an expecting mother may experience new aches and pains as well as some common syndromes. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help alleviate many of these including:
urinary tract infections
pregnancy induced hypertension
It is recommended to come in for a few sessions before your due date for "cervical ripening" in which acupuncture points are selected to help prep the body for labour.
However, as labour approaches, there are a few specific acupuncture techniques that can be done in cases of:
malpresentation and breech baby
induction if baby is overdue
Labour & Birth
More and more women are committed to having natural births without medications or pain medicine. Whether you are having a home or hospital birth, consider making an acupuncturist part of your birthing team. Acupuncture during labour can assist in:
optimal fetal positioning
Acupuncture treatments, in addition to any medical care and support that you choose to have at this time, can be very helpful to successfully:
restore strength and energy following childbirth
ease postnatal depression and anxiety
balance your hormones
address breastfeeding problems
encourage the uterus to contract to pre-pregnancy size
ease perineal discomfort
help with bleeding complications
regulate temperature and excessive sweating
aid healing of Caesarian scars
For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
"I just had a moxibustion treatment with Fiona the owner and found her to be very knowledgeable, open and kind. Being 9 months pregnant, she even went out of her way to bring me a refill of the moxa sticks as I live in the neighborhood and wasn't able to drink or eat for a test I was having that day. Talk about service!"
T.M. July 2013
Baby flipped! I can't believe this but I found out last week that the baby is head down! I don't know if it was patience, moxibustion, breech tilts or sheer will but it's amazing!
T.M. July 2013
"Success! I just thought you would be excited to know that my labour started only a handful of hours after my induction acupuncture session :) ...It was a really smooth labour and I think the acupuncture really helped :)"
M.H. July 2014
"I gave birth to a baby boy at home this past Sunday! My labour was much shorter than last time and we were pleased with how well everything went. I'm really happy that I discovered gathered roots for this pregnancy and I don't doubt that the treatments played a part in preparing me for labour."
O.D. Oct 2015
"I feel so great after my first treatment! The chronic pain I was having since becoming pregnant has not yet returned and I can feel my body welcoming change and preparing itself to give birth! Looking forward to my next appointment!"
M.K. Mar 2017
Hi! I'm so excited to tell you my baby turned into the head down position. I saw the specialist today to confirm. I'm so glad I found you and was so happy with my appointments...Thank you so so much!!!
S.D. July 2017
Thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to the big event. Once things got moving I actually dilated from 4 to 10cm in half an hour and I definitely attribute my success to the complimentary therapies I had during pregnancy!
R.D. June 2017
After being in labour when I came in at 11:15 yesterday, things continued to make steady progress. I got to the hospital at 8:30 and he was out at 10! We are all doing well. Thank you both for all your help and assistance. We had almost the birth we wanted... my only complaint is that it wasn't pain free ;) Thank you again for all you've done!"
C.S. Sep 2017
So my baby boy was born in a lightning fast hour and forty minute labour yesterday- no time for labour acupuncture as it turned out! I'm sure all my pre labour appointments helped make the labour flow really well!
J.U. Sep 2017
Well, what can I say Fiona?!! You are good!! Started having some contractions around 6pm and our little girl arrived 12:13am today weighting 8lbs. Guess I won’t be needing that 2nd acupuncture appt today at 4pm after all! If you could please let me know that you received this that would be great! Thank you so much again!!!! I will certainly recommend you to my friends in the future :-)
B.B. Nov 2017
"This labour was so fast that I didn’t even have an opportunity to reach out for pain relief as she came out so quickly! I definitely feel that the induction points you used on the Monday and all the labour prep, helped to spur things on that night and I avoided an induction in hospital :)"
K.D. July 2018
"Fiona is great! I went in my third trimester and twice weekly leading up to my due date. I felt great after each session and it helped with my headaches."
R.M. Dec 2018
“I just wanted to say thank you for making my accupuncture experience so amazing especially during pregnancy and also helping with my sleep & anxiety prior to that. I was so scared of needles but for some reason always felt calm when I came in.”
S.A. Dec 2018
"Fiona is excellent to work with, and a skilled acupuncturist. She helped me through complications of my pregnancy and dealing with the stress it brought as well. She is kind and compassionate. She even gave me a lovely herb tea mixture for breastfeeding. It is so great she has additional training in pregnancy and postpartum issues for all of our mama's and mama's-to-be!"