1st Trimester

1st Trimester

Being pregnant is one of the most wonderful things any woman can experience – but it can also be one of the most difficult. Both massage and acupuncture help your body run at peak condition, allowing your baby to grow strong and healthy inside you. Here at IRA we can help you have a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby!

Acupuncture

The purpose of acupuncture during this time is to support the continued growth of the embryo and to decrease the chance of miscarriage. It is also a safe and natural way to address many common pregnancy concerns.

Treatment Protocol
We recommend treatment every 2-4 weeks in general, but some specific issues may require more frequent treatment.

Massage

During the first trimester, massage can help troubled minds relax against the flood of anxiety that often accompanies the hormones of pregnancy. In the early weeks of pregnancy a prenatal massage is very much like a relaxing, full body massage. In general it is safe to lie on your stomach during the first trimester. However, if you prefer you can enjoy your massage while laying on your side.

Treatment Protocol
We recommend treatment every 1 to 2 weeks in general, but some specific issues may require more frequent treatment.