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Recovering From Childbirth With Acupuncture

You made it. You gave birth! Is this your first baby, second, or third? Maybe you gave birth vaginally or delivered via C-section; at home or in a hospital. It is also possible that things didn’t go as expected; your baby may have come early, need medical care, or even be stillborn. You can be [...]

Preparing For Childbirth With Acupuncture

You’re nearing the end of your journey through pregnancy and may be wondering what you can do to encourage natural labor and childbirth to bring your baby into this world. Each phase of your pregnancy had its joys and challenges. Maybe you experienced nausea early on. Aches and pains are not uncommon as your body [...]

How Your Pelvic Floor Is Holding It All Together

Deep inside your body is a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments attached to your pelvis, a group of bones at the bottom of your torso. Think of it as a flexible and adaptable system, similar to a trapeze, that helps hold your internal organs in place and yet is flexible enough to allow [...]

Is Acupuncture Still Safe?

Over the last couple of months, you refrained from leaving your home and seeking care as much of possible to comply with official stay-at-home orders aiming to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing COVID-19. Our communal efforts have made a big difference and helped save many lives, especially here in New York [...]

Can Hormonal Birth Control Affect My Fertility?

The hormonal birth control pill became available in 1960 and helped create a revolution in industrialized countries by enabling women to control if and when they will have babies. Certainly, doctors, researchers and patients initially came under tremendous pressure (and some spent time in jail) for something that gave women more say over their fertility, [...]

Feeling Good During Pregnancy

Carrying an unborn child is usually a joyful and satisfying experience for a woman. You (and your partner) are looking forward to meeting this miracle of conception and growing your family. But pregnancy is also a time when a woman’s body goes through many changes that can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing. These discomforts [...]

Life After Birth

Expecting mothers these days, encouraged maybe by their friends or doula, create a birth plan while they are pregnant. If that's true for you, are you also thinking about an after-birth plan? Currently, the spotlight is trained more on what to expect at your birth, and how to prepare for it to increase your chances [...]

Birth Coach and Ally: Your Doula

Many expectant parents are now engaging a doula as childbirth approaches. This can be a great choice, especially for first-time mothers or those without local family support. So, what's a doula? A doula is a professionally trained birth coach. Most doulas are women who have given birth themselves and have also attended many more births [...]

Be Comfortable during Your Pregnancy

From conception to birth a lot of changes occur in your body while your baby is growing and getting ready to meet you. Many women are feeling great throughout most of their pregnancy, some experience minor twinges, yet quite a few develop discomforts at different times that can really take the joy out of this [...]

Options for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with unusual hair growth, irregular or absent periods, and ovaries that appear large and shiny when viewed with ultrasound often have one thing in common: They are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS. Acupuncturists frequently encounter patients with PCOS who seek our help with overweight, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and [...]

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