Acupuncture for Miscarriage Prevention February 7, 2017 By Annie Wang Not much compares to the emotions a woman experiences upon finding out she is pregnant…excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and pure joy. However, these can quickly turn to feelings of devastation and loss if she miscarries. Unfortunately,.there are many reasons why a miscarriage happens. In fact, 10-25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1% of women suffer from repeat miscarriages. Can Acupuncture Help In Preventing a Miscarriage? Yes! There are are many factors that can affect whether a pregnancy is carried to term. A woman’s genetics, environment, circulatory functions, and immune system all play a role in a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture is used to balance the body and can improve the wellness of an expectant mother, lessening her risk of possible miscarriage. At Annie Wang Acupuncture, we are experienced in both acupuncture for fertility and during pregnancy, and possibly an essential part of your journey to motherhood. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or going through assisted reproductive procedures, such as IVF or IUI, the proper utilization of acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition has been clinically proven to significantly increase your chances of a successful pregnancy. Studies show that acupuncture can increase the chances that assisted reproductive technologies (ART) will result in a live birth by 10-15% or more. During the first trimester, acupuncture is used to help prevent miscarriage and provide a stabilizing effect on the pregnancy, and regulate hormones. Acupuncture helps to minimize nausea, morning sickness, fatigue, migraines, bleeding, and spotting.Our approach starts with a careful evaluation to uncover any underlying factors that may be preventing you from conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy. We will also help you navigate your fertility journey and support you in choosing your best treatment options. For optimal results, start treatments 3 months before you are trying to conceive or as soon as you find out you are pregnant. We especially recommend this for women having IUI/IVF procedures, especially if there are hormone, autoimmune, advance maternal age or implantation factors. Getting acupuncture on a regular basis during pregnancy can help you to relax and enjoy this incredible time in your life more fully. Our practitioners here have extensive experience dealing with pregnant women and are state board and nationally certified. Learn more about acupuncture by scheduling a consultation by calling 650-468-3636 for the Los Altos office or 650-468-3636 for the Belmont office. Comments are closed.