Pregnancy

Diana works with women throughout their pregnancy journey from first trimester through to third trimester and into labour.   Acupuncture during pregnancy can assist in reducing anxiety during the precious weeks of pregnancy.   

Acupuncture is also helpful in assisting with any discomforts that may arise while your body adjusts to your growing child.

Acupuncture commencing from 36 weeks can help you prepare both physically and emotionally with the impending labour or birth of your child.  Acupuncture is increasingly recommended by midwives. 

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