The Magic of Motherhood
Motherhood is the beginning of one of life’s great love stories. Becoming a mother has the potential to change everything. It’s one of the most fundamental transformations we go through as a woman.
The nine month gestation period to parenthood brings with it mixed emotions from identity changes, conflicting emotions, love, protectiveness, joy, nurturing, exhaustion, irritability, vulnerabilities, insecurities and the list goes on. The journey of pregnancy teaches you so much about yourself.
During pregnancy a cocktail of hormones prepares your body for birth and breastfeeding. You grow an entirely new organ, the placenta, to make sure baby receives nutrients and buffer them against stress. Your breasts grow so you can nurse. Your metabolism resets to stop energy for foetal development and lactation. It is during this time that your body performs it’s highest wisdom to support both you and your growing baby in phenomenal ways.
It is a sacred time for you, and potentially a partner, as you embark on the journey to realise one of mother nature’s greatest miracles – new life.
The First 12 Weeks
The first three months of your pregnancy are the most important developmental period for growing life. During this time it’s imperative you are supported with both the highest level of medical care as well as receiving support for your emotional well-being.
For women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage, Angea provides a supportive treatment plan aimed at supporting you through the first trimester. There are currently limited treatment medical options for women who do experience recurrent miscarriages, however, research indicates that ensuring a supportive environment including reducing stress and increasing overall well-being is vital. Acupuncture provides a natural alternative to enhance emotional well-being during this time.
While many causative factors associated with miscarriage are known, including endocrine and autoimmune disruptions, up to 50% of miscarriages present with no known cause. Furthermore, stress may potentially impact pregnancy outcomes within the first 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is caused by the possibility of overstimulation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis¹. It is therefore essential during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy that a mother’s stress levels are reduced and overall health and well-being is maintained in order to support a harmonised endocrine system.
Beyond the First Trimester
While the pregnancy journey is sacred and honored sometimes pregnancy stimulates some uncomfortable presentations. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer a natural alternative to treat pregnancy symptoms.
At Angea, we offer treatment which may support the following symptoms associated with pregnancy:
- Morning Sickness
- Emotional and physical exhaustion
- Colds & flu
- Back pain & sciatica
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Anxiety & fear
- Varicose veins
Each Woman’s pregnancy journey is unique and we honour the choices made during this time.
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