At Acumamas we provide acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Doula services to facilitate natural healthy pregnancies and satisfying birth experiences. We draw on our solid foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and combine it with modern research to bring our clients the best complementary care possible during their journeys into motherhood.
Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Early pregnancy is an exciting time and one of great transformation. However it can also be one filled with challenges. A new expecting mother may face morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, exhaustion and anxiety. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine supports women through these times by easing their symptoms, nourishing and strengthening them as they transition through this period. Read More . . .
Health and Wellness Throughout Pregnancy
As your baby grows and develops your body will also experience great change. New aches and pains may develop. Common symptoms are hip pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, heartburn, constipation, urinary tract infections, itching, depression, insomnia, sinusitis, pregnancy induced hypertension and edema. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can provide relief to these symptoms offering you a more enjoyable pregnancy experience. Read More . . .
Labour Preparation and Acupuncture in Labour
As labour approaches we offer techniques such as moxibustion to correct malpresentation including helping to turn a breech baby. We assist in birth preparation with cervical ripening acupuncture treatments as well as labour inductions if you are overdue. Our goal is to promote optimal health and prepare your body to enable a positive birth experience. We also offer acupuncture in labour for labour augmentation, pain management and optimal fetal positioning. Read More . . .
During postpartum women can encounter many challenges. Breast feeding difficulties, mastitis, anxiety, fatigue, postpartum depression can all complicate the first few months of being a new mom. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help to alleviate these symptoms and support a positive transition into motherhood. Read More…
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“ Stefi’s care was essential to our great and blissful experience in pregnancy, labour, and during the first days of parenthood. During challenging moments, we do not know what we would have done without her supportive and calm presence on our sides, and sharing the joy, excitement, and wonders of birthing with her was just as special for us. ”— Eva, Ara & Max
“ Even more important than the progress that was made with my labour, Renee's visit made a world of difference for my husband, Jeff. He’d been by my side helping me through every moment of my labour and was exhausted and worried. Your calm and confident presence comforted him immensely. He’s told everyone we know how much help it was to him and is committed to having a Doula like yourself at our next birth. ”— Stacey Langford
“ People say that labouring women somehow forget what is happening to them. That was my experience. Shannon kept reminding me that the intensity of the sensations was my baby’s head pressing down. ‘Make the passage easy for your baby’, she reminded me. ‘Wonderful’, she would say after an intense contraction. I felt her constant presence beside me. She gave confidence to both my partner and me; My partner was able to be present and relaxed. We feel that Shannon set the stage for a calmness that we were able to continue in our home. She helped us birth both our baby and our family. ”— Esther