Our job at Nurture isn’t complete once our patients become pregnant. Sometimes during pregnancy, certain health problems flare up (allergies, asthma, headaches, joint pain) and our goal is to help you through your pregnancy, keeping you as comfortable and as healthy as possible. We believe that trying to help our patients with natural therapies can only be beneficial for both the mother and the fetus. Part of our goal at Nurture is to help address pregnancy-related symptoms while minimizing the use of medications (either prescription or over-the-counter). As you approach your due date, we can help you prepare you (mentally and physically) for labor.
We regularly receive phone calls asking for help with both breech presentations as well as to help with “induction.” Induction is a western medical term referring to procedures used to begin or advance labor, exclusively performed by a medical doctor or nurse-midwife. At Nurture, we create an optimal environmental for the baby to either turn or for the body to begin the process of labor naturally. Acupuncture allows the body to relax which, if you and your baby are ready, then allows the flow of oxytocin to begin the start of contractions.