To ensure birth of a healthy baby it is important to maintain a holistic good health during pregnancy. Pregnancy is related with certain discomfort duet to various physical and emotional transitions. A holistic therapy can be very successful in combating these complications however it is advised that the pregnant woman must inform her gynecologist about the complimentary and alternative medicines that she would be taking.
Various methods that can be adopted to get relief from the pregnancy related complications are acupuncture, chiropractic, pregnancy massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, Bach flower remedies and yoga.
Acupuncture is a traditional method used in China where very fine thin needles are placed on certain points which helps in releasing energy which gets blocked at times. In the last stage of pregnancy, this method can be used to reduce lower back and pelvic pain, heartburns, fatigue and edema. In the first trimester also this can be used to get relief from nausea, fatigue, migraines and bloating.
Acupuncture at times can lead to uterine contraction. So, it should be done only by an acupuncturist who is an expert. Chiropractic can be a very helpful in managing the various kinds of pain. It is quite safe for the mother and the baby in the womb.
Pregnancy massage relives all kinds of stress, anxiety and insomnia also it helps in reducing pain in lower back, pelvic, neck and legs. Pregnant woman who have elevated blood pressure or gestational diabetes should not take massage. Herbs are generally safe during pregnancy. But, before taking any kind of herb, the woman must consult a doctor and an expert who has adequate knowledge. Pregnant woman must maintain a good mental and emotional state. Yoga can be very effective in attaining both. Yoga teacher must be accompanied while it is being carried out by a pregnant woman.
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