Pregnancy Care Program

For women who would like to work with us during their pregnancy we offer comprehensive individual programmes of pregnancy care.

At the Australian Centre for Natural Medicine we have been providing treatment for Women during pregnancy for over 20 years.

Our Women’s Health services for supportive care during pregnancy base’s treatment approaches on Eastern Medical philosophy, offering an alternative theoretical understanding of pregnancy and the natural phases of change that occur in the body during this time.

This holistic understanding provides the basis of our pain free treatment approach for women suffering from symptoms that may arise during their pregnancy.

Treatments are tailored for each individual woman and pregnancy.
We believe women can benefit from supportive care throughout each stage of pregnancy.

In many cases a healthy mother supports a healthy birth and baby. Most women are passionate about ensuring their health during this time.

Comprehensive programmes of pregnancy care include:

Acupuncture Gold Coast

Alan Jansson, Acupuncturist
Australian Centre for Natural Medicine
2184 Gold Coast Hwy
Miami, Queensland 4220
Australia

Phone: 07-5575-5300

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Pre Conception:
Overall health and wellbeing
Menstrual irregularities
Fertility barriers and challenges
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Endometriosis
Fibroids
Thyroid and Hormone Imbalances
Emotional disturbances including Stress and Anxiety or Depression

First Trimester:
Overall health and wellbeing
Energy and vitality
Morning sickness and hyper emesis
Spotting or lower abdominal discomfort
Contraction of colds or coughs

Second Trimester:
Overall health and wellbeing
Back pain
Lower abdominal pain
Ongoing morning sickness
Gestational hypertension and diabetes
Contraction of colds or coughs

Third Trimester:
Overall health and wellbeing
Contraction of colds or coughs
Gestational hypertension and diabetes
Positioning (e.g. Breech)
Fluid retention/oedema
Preparation for labour
Promotion on labour

Post-Partum Care:
Overall health and wellbeing
Post labour recovery
Breast-feeding (Production of milk, mastitis)
Post Natal depression
Rehabilitation of birth related trauma (physical and emotional)
Insomnia and sleep deprivation

Each stage of pregnancy and some of the symptoms associated with it, either physical or emotional, are a natural result of changes in the female body during both pre and postnatal periods.

However when imbalances occur women can experience excessive symptoms or discomfort. In Chinese Medicine philosophy the female body during pregnancy is understood in a completely independent way.

Changes can be compared and understood within the greater environmental cycles like Lunar cycles (moon phases) and Earth cycle principles utilising the concepts of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang will undergo no more extreme changes in the body than during pregnancy.

In order to understand and manage symptoms this model of care and treatment focuses on you and the individual internal and external factors that might be contributing to the generation of these symptoms and conditions.
Our service is here to understand and support this process for each individual woman and pregnancy.

At Australian Centre for Natural Medicine our practitioners use Japanese style acupuncture. The gentle and relaxing treatment techniques are a functional means of positively influencing the body system. We aim to provide relaxation and comfort to our clients with pregnancy beds and positioning that allows 1st and 3rd trimester patients to deeply enjoy their acupuncture treatments.

Treatments can be stand alone or our complete pregnancy care program can be implemented. Treatments are also easily tailored to by synergistic with other resources women may be utilising to support their pregnancy such as medical treatments, midwife or doula, pregnancy yoga, birth plans and hypnobirthing etc.

If you are interested in receiving treatment or want to know more please feel free to contact Australian Centre for Natural Medicine on 07 55755300 during office hours or email us an enquiry.

We look forward to being of service.

Dr. Naomi Jansson (Registered Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse)
Director of Women’s and Family Health Services at Australian Centre for Natural Medicine.

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