Acupuncture for Miscarriage Prevention in Manhattan
Holistic Treatments for Recurrent Miscarriages
The Berkley Center’s Miscarriage Prevention Protocol
One 2003 study found that women who underwent IVF and got pregnant with a single child miscarried almost 22% of the time.
The week after your transfer we start providing anti-miscarriage acupuncture treatment twice weekly for 13 weeks to help reduce the chance of miscarriage.
90% of miscarriages occur withing the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
What Happens When the Placenta Doesn't Get Enough Blood?
The placenta is like a lifeline for the baby during pregnancy. It relies on a good supply of blood to do its job correctly. If it doesn't get enough blood, here's what can occur:
Slower Growth: When the placenta doesn't develop properly or has difficulties with blood flow, the baby doesn't receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients for proper growth. This can result in the baby being smaller than expected when they are born.
Early Birth: At times, problems with the placenta can prompt the baby to want to be born too soon, even before they are fully prepared. This is known as premature birth, and it can be tough for the baby because they may not be ready for life outside the womb.
Birth Defects: If the placenta isn't functioning correctly, it might not provide all the essential elements the baby needs. This can lead to birth defects, which are issues with the baby's body present at birth.
Causes of Placental Insufficiency
During pregnancy, the baby relies on the umbilical cord to receive everything they need from the placenta. However, if the placenta isn't operating properly, it can result in these problems. Waste products from the baby are also sent back to the mother through the same route.
A Potential Life Saver
Acupuncture during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy has been suggested as a therapy to potentially help reduce the chances of Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), a condition in which a fetus fails to grow at a normal rate inside the womb and miscarriage often ensues.
While acupuncture is not a guaranteed prevention or treatment for IUGR, some studies and theories suggest that it may have a positive impact on maternal and fetal health during early pregnancy.
Here are some ways in which acupuncture during early pregnancy may potentially reduce the risk of IUGR:
Improved Blood Flow: Acupuncture is believed to promote better circulation by stimulating specific points in the body. This improved blood flow can potentially enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the developing fetus, which is crucial for healthy growth.
Stress Reduction: Acupuncture has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety levels in pregnant women. High levels of stress can negatively impact pregnancy outcomes, so managing stress through acupuncture may indirectly contribute to a healthier pregnancy.
Hormone Regulation: Acupuncture may help regulate hormone levels, including those related to pregnancy. Balanced hormone levels are essential for maintaining a healthy pregnancy and optimal fetal development.
Nausea and Vomiting Relief: Morning sickness and severe nausea can lead to inadequate nutrition intake, potentially affecting fetal growth. Acupuncture has been used to alleviate these symptoms, allowing pregnant women to maintain a more nutritious diet.
Enhanced Immune Function: Studies suggest that acupuncture may boost the immune system, helping the mother's body defend against infections and illnesses that could affect fetal development.
Hypertension Control: High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a risk factor for IUGR. Acupuncture may help regulate blood pressure, reducing the likelihood of hypertension-related complications.
You’ve gone through so much to get pregnant. Now let us help keep you that way!
- To learn more about how our clinic can help you to prevent miscarriages with fertility acupuncture and herbal medicine in Manhattan, contact us now at (212) 685-0985 for a consultation.