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Acupuncture Assisting Pregnancy

At Haynes Acupuncture we have specifically designed a treatment plan to support you and provide the best results as you go through the stages of pregnancy. Let us walk you through the step-by-step process.

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Acupuncture & Pregnancy

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are used to improve the chance of a positive pregnancy outcome. Studies have been conducted showing positive outcomes for many conditions during pregnancy including back and pelvic pain (1), increasing blood circulation to the uterus and pain reduction during labour (1).

Thinking about Acupuncture?

At Haynes Acupuncture we have specifically designed a treatment plan to support you and provide the best results as you go through the stages of pregnancy. Let us walk you through.


1 First Trimester of Pregnancy

Acupuncture is performed weekly up until 12 weeks to help prevent miscarriage, improve microcirculation to uterus and ovaries, possible nausea (1), possible stress and anxiety (1).

2 Second Trimester of Pregnancy

After 12 weeks of pregnancy acupuncture is usually performed every 3-4 weeks to assist maintaining a healthy pregnancy and help with any possible musculoskeletal discomforts such as back or pelvic pain (1). If you have any other symptoms during this period, acupuncture may also be increased to weekly.

3 Third Trimester or Pre-induction

Acupuncture is performed at weeks 32, 34, and 36 as pre induction, to assist with position of the baby and getting mum and bub ready for birth.

4 Induction

Acupuncture is performed at weeks 37, 38, 39, and finally 40 weeks. Depending on each case and whether there are any other symptoms such as malposition of fetus, back or pelvic pain (1), acupuncture may be performed more frequently, though it is usually unlikely. We also teach mothers, partners or friends, acupressure for reduction of labour pain. (1)

5 Post Birth

Acupuncture can assist with post partum depression (2) and often the use of Chinese herbs are integrated as a compliment to treatment.

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We are here and ready to support and guide you, no matter what stage you're at..

  • Have recently fallen pregnant.
  • Are in the early stages of pregnancy.
  • Suffering from back or pelvic pain (1).
  • Want to reduce pain during labour (1).
  • Want to plan for a natural labour.

Our Therapists

Rob Reilly

Rob Reilly

After 5 years of commitment to study and the completion of an internship in China, Rob received a Bachelor Degree of Health Science (Acupuncture).

David Haynes

David Haynes

Passion, healing and individual care. These are the fundamentals to David's work as a Registered Acupuncturist. Throughout his time in the industry, David has worked with patients to improve their quality of life.

Mark Sargeant

Mark Sargeant

Mark moved to Australia from England in 2012, and in 2013 began his formal training in Chinese Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Mark achieved a Bachelor in Health Sciences (BHSc) with distinction.

At Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast we genuinely care about our patients and believe in a collaborative approach. Through treatment, education and support we help you take control of your health and wellbeing.

We have been established on the Gold Coast for many years and our passion shines through in our treatments with simple clear explanation, advice and expertise.