I generally see very little of my clients during the second trimester of pregnancy. Women usually are over brimming with the joy of pregnancy and feeling fantastic. All the delight of preparing a baby’s room and sharing their pregnancy is pleasant time. Even if things are progressing perfectly, some issues can crop up, such as:

  • Back Pain
  • Heartburn
  • Edema
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High blood pressure

One of the most common symptoms during the second trimester of pregnancy is back pain. As the baby grows, weight distribution changes from your back to your front and your back carries the full strain. Women with previous back pain (especially herniation) find regular acupuncture treatment to be effective pain relief rather than waiting until the issue becomes severe. In fact one large study established 72% of pregnant women found acupuncture gave good or excellent relief for their back pain (Ternov el al, 2001). This study involved regular acupuncture treatments and 60% of the women reported less pain and improved quality of life.

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