- for back pain or hip pain during pregnancy
- Acute low back pain
- for headaches/neck tension
- Migraine prophylaxis
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Temporomandibular pain
- Plantar heel pain
- Labour pain
Please call us at the clinic to discuss your pregnancy needs and how we can assist you with acupuncture. Tanya Galvin 0408 054 538 or email email@example.com
Common Ailments of Pregnancy and Their Management
Most of ailments experienced during pregnancy are usually temporary and caused by hormonal changes and the extra strain your body is under.
Pregnancy strains your back and posture. To avoid or reduce backache, avoid lifting heavy weights, wearing high-heeled shoes or standing for too long. The following are some tips which may help to alleviate backaches:
- Support your back with a cushion. Kneeling on all fours and rocking from side to side.
- Sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs.
- Sit with your back straight and well-supported.
- Use hot or cold pack on the sore part of your back.
- Have someone to massage your back. If you are engaging a professional massage therapist, do inform him/her that you are pregnant.
Constipation is normal during pregnancy. The consumption of iron-containing prenatal vitamins, hormonal changes and the pressure of the uterus on the rectum can aggravate constipation. You should ensure that you have adequate amounts of fibre in your diet and drink plenty of water. Click here to see list of medicines that can be used during pregnancy.
Hip Pain during pregnancy
The two sciatic nerves in your body run from the lower back to the feet. When an enlarged uterus puts pressure on the nerves, you can experience pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. … Another possible cause of hip pain during the second trimester is round ligament pain.
In pre-labour or early labour (the latent phase), you may have: Persistent lower back pain or abdominalpain, with a pre-menstrual feeling and cramps.Painful contractions or tightenings that may be irregular in strength and frequency, and may stop and start . … You may feel restless, anxious or impatient.
The best way to consider labour is that you will start with minor changes, a mild period like pain, possibly back pain which is often accompanied by things like a sticky mucous discharge called a “show”, an increase in bowel motions and perhaps changes in emotions. Whilst you may want to speak to your care provider, the beginning of labour changes, does not mean birth is imminent and does not mean you need to rush into hospital. In fact, research clearly demonstrates that staying home in your own environment in early labour is best. Support by phone or in person from your own midwife at this time is extremely reassuring.
Once labour contractions get more intense, they will come regularly with 3 contractions occurring regularly in every 10 minutes with the length of the contraction lasting around 1 minute.
If this is your first baby, it is fine to still be at home, in contact with your care provider, making sure that they advise you the best time to transfer to hospital, or birth centre if that is where you are having your baby. If it is your second baby, this is generally the time to think about moving to your birth place.
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