Finding out that you are pregnant can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster. You may be feeling excited, anxious, happy and overwhelmed all at the same time. Many women wonder how they will cope with pregnancy never mind caring for a newborn. Don’t worry it is normal to have these feelings.
Along with all the excitement of pregnancy can come some unwanted symptoms like nausea or back pain. These symptoms are very common during pregnancy and acupuncture is a safe treatment that has been used for over 2000 years to alleviate these conditions during pregnancy, labour and postpartum.
We specialise in:
Fertility & IVF support
I've found Emma's gentle acupuncture so supportive in getting me through weeks 6-13 of my pregnancy. I had severe nausea and anxiety. I've never had acupuncture before and had no idea that it was so effective...Thanks so much! (GP, Chatswood, 2013)
At 37 weeks pregnant I received a beautiful acupuncture treatment from Emma today. I left feeling relaxed and uplifted. The treatment helped with centering and relaxing all the anxieties around my up and coming birth. It also greatly reduced the swelling in my hands and feet. The night after the treatment I actually felt my bub drop into the lower pelvis! Pretty fantastic! Emma, you and your magical pins are a dream! Thanks you for all your wonderful treatments and helpful advice you've given me over the course of my pregnancy. (Bel Llyod, 2013)
I had a breech baby and went to see Emma for acupuncture at 38 weeks. She gave me a relaxing treatment and sent me home with some moxibustion sticks which my partner held over a special acupuncture point to get the baby to turn into an ideal downward position naturally. After five days the baby did that! I was due to have an exterior cephalic (ECV) the following day, which has associated risks, and I was overjoyed that this procedure was no longer necessary. I will always be grateful that she turned in the last week! I had one more acupuncture treatment and then had a natural, efficient delivery that didn’t require any interventions at 40 weeks. Thanks for all you help and positivity the recovery is going well.’
Danielle, mother of two (Bondi Beach, 2012)
After 5 years of trying to conceive I am finally 27 weeks pregnant with IVF twin girls! Part of what allowed this miracle to happen was seeing Emma for weekly acupuncture sessions, for the last 4 months, as well as discussing relevant health issues and making needed lifestyle changes according to Emma’s knowledge on fertility. I am continuing with these sessions until birth and believe it is an important component to a successful pregnancy and delivery in December. Thanks Emma! Louise Victor (Solicitor, Sydney 2012)
After trying to fall pregnant for 18 months, I commenced weekly session of acupuncture with Emma with the plan to start IVF within 6 months if we could not fall pregnant naturally. With Emma's knowledge of fertility and acupuncture, this helped me makes the changes I needed to my lifestyle to assist in a natural pregnancy. After 5 months of seeing Emma, we successfully fell pregnant one month shy of staring IVF. We have now been blessed with a beautiful baby girl Harper, born this August.
Sharon Evans (North Sydney, 2011)
Emma supported me through my first pregnancy, significantly reducing my heinous morning sickness and anxiety. Later in the pregnancy the acupuncture helped to reduce my hip & calf pain. I went on to have a natural birth at 40+2 weeks & a healthy baby boy named, Hunter.
Celia Evans (TV Producer, Erskineville)
I would not hesitate to recommend Emma as a compassionate, intelligent, and highly professional acupuncturist.
Dr Claudia Nicholson (GP, Woollahra 2012)
About the practitioner:
Emma Quine is a professional acupuncturist, who specialises in pregnancy. She has been studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine over the last six years in Sydney and Beijing. She runs two busy clinics in Enmore and Bondi Beach. She loves helping women fulfil their dreams of motherhood and supporting them through each trimester, all the way to a successful birth. She works closely with fertility clinics (such as Genea & IVF Australia), obstetricians, midwifes, shared care GP's, doulas and other allied health professionals also specialising in this field. She regularly attends seminars to stay on top of the latest research. Emma's treatment approach is as varied as the client that comes into the clinic, enabling you to receive the best possible results.
Treatment Plan for a healthy, natural pregnancy:
Weekly acupuncture treatments until week 12 of your pregnancy. Acupuncture can help prevent miscarriage, manage nausea and vomiting, increase energy, prevent constipation and bloating, and reduce anxiety and help with sleep.
Every 4 weeks or weekly acupuncture treatment depending on individual needs. Acupuncture can help maintain health and prevent common pregnancy symptoms like back pain, hip pain, cramps, stress, pelvic pain, sciatica, indigestion, insomnia.
Weekly treatments starting at 32 weeks if your baby is in the breech presentation, otherwise weekly treatments from week 36.
Acupuncture can help optimally position the baby, ripen the cervix, boost energy reserves, reduce anxiety, calm your mind, manage oedema, reduce high blood pressure and lessen duration of labour.
Natural induction treatments twice a week from 40 weeks, really encourage the labour to begin; contractions to increase, the baby's head to fully engage and also help to prevent medical intervention.
Weekly treatments at 2-4 weeks postpartum to help increase milk production, prevent postpartum depression, restore energy, support the healing process from tearing or Cesarian birth.
Private Health Fund Rebates available.
Bach Health Science (TCM- Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine) UTS
Certificate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Clinical Internship in Beijing)
Diploma Health Science (RM)
Accredited with Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)