Phyllis Shapiro, L.Ac. | Acupuncture | Columbus Circle | 10019

Pregnancy and Birthing

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I’m Phyllis Shapiro, and I’ve dedicated my career to enhancing the wellbeing of my patients through acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. The journey to motherhood, while beautiful, can often be accompanied by its fair share of challenges.

Understanding Pregnancy Challenges

Pregnancy is a profound experience, marked by rapid changes and significant physical demands. You may encounter nausea, cravings, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, all while marveling at the life developing inside you. These symptoms are not just common; they’re a sign of your body’s hard work.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Acupuncture offers a natural and safe way to support your body and your baby during this critical time.

My approach focuses on strengthening your body’s systems using gentle, medication-free techniques that can alleviate common pregnancy ailments:

Enhancing Beauty and Health

At the close of each trimester, a unique acupuncture point on the leg is activated with a gold needle. This traditional practice is believed to cleanse the womb of toxins, contributing to the health and beauty of your newborn.

Preparing for Delivery

In the final month of pregnancy, proper positioning of your baby is crucial.

I offer a simple and effective technique, if your baby is not ideally positioned. This involves using moxa on a specific point of the little toe.

This method encourages proper positioning and can potentially reduce the need for a cesarean section.

Support During Labor

Labor is intense, but acupuncture can be a powerful ally.

By stimulating points previously avoided during pregnancy, acupuncture can enhance the effectiveness of contractions without increasing pain, aiding in a smoother delivery.

I also train birth partners in these techniques, allowing them to actively support you during labor.

Postpartum Care

Once you and your baby are home, the journey continues. I provide gentle guidance and postpartum support, offering advice as needed without the pressure often felt from family advice. This allows you to enjoy your new role as a mother on your own terms.

Let’s Begin Your Journey Together

If you’re seeking a supportive, natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth, I invite you to visit my office in Midtown Manhattan or contact me directly.

Together, we can make your journey to motherhood as healthy and joyful as possible.

I provide the best treatment I can to every patient.

Please call my office at 212-262-7448 to schedule an appointment.  — Phyllis Shapiro