Acupuncture for Pregnancy, Childbirth & Breastfeeding
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I'm looking for an acupuncturist to support me through the rest of my pregnancy.
I went to Claudia Weitkemper for holistic care - including
acupuncture - before, during, and after pregnancy. She is a
wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable practitioner who focuses
on women's health. You can't be in better hands! Find out more
about her at www.naturalhealingways.com. 510-978-3444 ; 1115
Marin Ave. in Albany.
Maureen Raytis is a fabulous talented acupuncturist and herbalist
in Oakland near the Grand Lake Theater. She specializes in
fertility and womens' health. I have referred many patients to
her and also see her myself for a variety of issues. You cannot
go wrong working with her. Her phone number is (510) 501-6960.
Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I see Maria Yung at the East Bay Integrative Women's Health
Center. www.ebiwomenshealth.com She is helping me with my IUI
cycle but she focuses just on women's health issues. She is
reasonable as well. Over in Oakland on Webster St., across from
Alta Bates Hospital.
I recommended Roberta Lewis in a previous posting. Here is her
number again: 510-540-8528.
She has helped many clients over her 20+ years in practice with
fertility and pregnancies. I would trust her with my life.
Actually, I already kind of do. I see her weekly or every other
week for an autoimmune disease, and she has been a miracle
worker. I have had success and progress where most people
following western medicine have pretty bad degeneration.
i saw marti kennedy on ashby in berkeley my whole pregnancy and she is wonderful!
she has been around like 30 years or so and works with tons of women, fertility issues,
i highly recommend her!
Hi , can highly recommend Jill Stevens , you can find her at
The experience that I speak from is personal and professional , Myself and my family
see her , and I also send many of my clients to her for care in their pregnancy . She
a very well rounded approach , to health and well being. She incorporates more than
just needles and herbs, her genuine care and attention is the first thing you will
experience, and she helps guide and empower her clients ,to taking steps towards
short term and long term health. I am a midwife , and Jill is always my first choice
when referring clients to an acupuncturist. We have seen wonderful results of her care
with our mama's and baby's .
I went to the Oakland Accupunture Project between the
Dimond/Laurel neighborhoods throughout my pregnancy. It was
great and affordable.
I've been seeing Barbara Martello once a week for nearly my
entire pregnancy and she has been wonderful. Not only is she
super nice, but she has listened to all of my concerns and
worries and addressed them without judgment. Over the course of
our relationship Barbara has treated my pregnancy related acid
reflux, joint pain, back pain, nausea, as well as other mental
health related issues such as anxiousness and depression. I
always tell my husband that even if I did not see results I would
keep going just because of how relaxed I feel after a treatment
with her. I highly highly recommend her for your pregnancy
related issues (and indeed any others, she also treated me for
some serious SI joint pain before we knew I was pg). Also, people
always ask me if it hurts, and it doesn't. Barbara uses super
thin Japanese style needles and I can barely feel them! Her web
address is: http://www.barbaramartelloacupuncture.com/ Good luck!
Has anyone seen an acupuncturist in the area for low milk
supply issues, and if so would you recommend them? I've been
down the lactation consultant route and have found that none of
the standard remedies have quite gotten me to where I need to
I saw Laura Stropes, on Cedar St, all during my pregnancy and
postpartum. While I didn't have a milk supply issue, she was
very helpful when I got mastitis. Her specialty is
fertility/OBGYN. Also, I have found that beside the standard
herbs, etc, that naps and enough fat in my diet are the most
helpful. It's actually hard to get an extra 1500 calories a day
in your diet!
I'm so curious to know what you have tried and why you think acupuncture might
work. Don't you think if these other remedies ALL didn't work that there might be
something amiss to make your milk supply so low and untreatable - either your child's
suckling, your pump or pumping strategies, or medications you might be taking? I
would never consider acupuncture the last line of defense.
I did acupunture for ''morning'' sickness (throughout my
pregnancy) and for triggering contractions, from Jing Li. I
also did a couple of sessions for low milk supply, and felt it
was helping. I had to stop though, because I didn't have any
child care, and you really can't bring a baby to an hour
session. I really liked the sessions, but she's more
traditional with rooms separated by only a sheet. She's great,
The other thing was that the sessions seemed more painful than
the ones prior to the baby. It seemed to be the locations, and
it could have just been my personal blockages.
Jing Li is in Oakland, on upper Piedmont Ave. 510-654-1567.
I have seen an acupuncturist/herbalist, Leah Mazel in Berkeley
(510-548-5676) for most of my health needs. It has been a
life-saver, as I faced numerous health issues that my General
Practitioner did not seem to have a clue of how to solve. I have
not felt so strong and healthy since I was quite a bit younger.
She treated my close friend for low milk supply with very good
success. Leah really seems to know the field very well and, from
what I've seen, addresses what health issues come her way. She
likes to see the whole picture with your health problems, which
necessitates her being extremely thorough on the first visit. I
have no reservations recommending her to you for the low milk
supply that you mentioned. If you have other health issues, I
would bring them up to her, as well, so she can see the whole
picture. Good luck to you, whatever you decide!
I've seen Barbara Martello for a host of women's health issues. While none of them
have to do with low milk supply, I am certain she can give you the help you need. She's
incredibly knowledgeable about pre- and post-natal issues. 510-684-6659
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