Did you know that acupuncture can be incredibly beneficial during the childbearing years? During pregnancy, it may help decrease morning sickness, increase the body’s readiness to begin labor, and increase contraction intensity while decreasing the perception of said contraction’s intensity! Acupuncture has also been shown to benefit maternal mental health, including decreasing anxiety. It may also increase fertility in the pre-conception period. Adding an acupuncturist who specializes in maternal health to your team of care providers is an excellent idea!