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Pregnancy back pain typically comes on during a woman’s second trimester and can often worsen as the pregnancy progresses. Some woman begin to feel these aches and pains during the first trimester.
Thankfully, acupuncture offers an incredible, drug-free option for treating back pain and other discomforts while a woman is pregnant. A patient should expect to get up off the table after her first session feeling significantly better.
Each subsequent treatment can increase the amount of relief a woman experiences, and will help strengthen and nourish the body as it begins to adjust to the changes it is going through. Tune-up treatments are often recommended later in the pregnancy, as the pregnancy alters a woman’s center of gravity and puts pressure on different parts of the body.
As a doula and acupuncturist who specializes in pregnancy, I have years of experience treating back pain during pregnancy. Acupuncture is safe and all-natural. If you are experiencing back pain while you are pregnant, I’d love to help you. -Melani Bolyai, L.Ac.