Acupuncture & Pregnancy

At New Leaf Acupuncture, Dublin, we help aspiring parents with their fertility concerns and ensure they have the best pregnancy possible – from first trimester (or before) through to childbirth.

We look at each individual from a Chinese Medical perspective and use various traditional diagnostic methods to understand our clients. Acupuncture has been treating all areas of women and men’s health for thousands of years with great success.

A Safe, Gentle Treatment

Acupuncture is recognised by medical professionals as a safe treatment during pregnancy, and is practised in acupuncture clinics and, increasingly, in hospitals. In countries like Germany and New Zealand, midwives are given basic training in obstetric acupuncture, with many other countries now following suit.

New Leaf Acupuncture, Dublin, offers prospective and expectant mums this safe, gentle, effective drug-free treatment.

Acupuncture in Gynaecology & Fertility

Treatment programs involving acupuncture include :

  • Fertility & IVF
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Irregular periods
  • No Periods
  • Painful periods
  • PMS
  • Miscarriages
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Menopause

For men, acupuncture treatments include:

  • Male Fertility
  • Ejaculatory irregularity
  • Low Libido
  • Prostate problems

Acupuncture in Pregnancy: First Trimester

Weekly acupuncture treatments are encouraged during this time to help calm and nourish the embryo during what can be an unsettling time. These treatments help to stabilise and support the pregnancy by strengthening and promoting blood flow to the uterus. The following are some common complaints that acupuncture can help alleviate:

  • Morning sickness
  • Muscular pain
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive complaints
  • Spotting or abnormal discharge
  • Anxiety/sleep disturbance
  • History of miscarriage

Acupuncture in Pregnancy: Second Trimester

If pregnancy-related conditions are present during the second trimester, fortnightly or monthly treatments are recommended. The following are some common complaints that acupuncture can help alleviate:

  • Fatigue
  • Pelvic instability
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation/diarrhoea
  • Reflux

Acupuncture in Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Pre-birth acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment to promote natural labour. Treatments usually recommended in the third trimester include:

Acupuncture & Pregnancy: Post-natal

Acupuncture can be a useful way to help nourish and aid the body’s recovery following birth. Treatments can assist with:

  • Fatigue
  • Post-natal depression
  • Constipation
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Breastfeeding problems (mastitis, insufficient lactation)


For the best support on your fertility & parenting journey, call Niall on 087 2632732 for an appointment or free consultation.