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Endometriosis and pregnancy. Please help.

I’ve been diagnosed with Endometriosis last year. It was second month since my marriage. I underwent treatment for Endo which involved gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist. I’m pregnant now. I’ve been having this mild back pain since my first trimester. I haven’t taken any sort of painkillers or aspirin since I’m concerned about my baby. Will this have anything to do with the hormone treatment? Is it normal during this period? My friend suggested me to try acupuncture. Is it okay to get acupuncture during pregnancy? What are the odds in getting acupuncture during pregnancy period? How much it will cost around Mississauga? I found a nearby acupuncture service provider ( http://www.physionow.ca/services/acupuncture/ ) online. I’m going to take an appointment soon. What are the precautions that I should take before the procedure? It’ll be really appreciable if you share your views on post-endo treatment pregnancy and acupuncture. Please kindly comment or inbox.

  1. Sarah0156 days ago

    Check with your doc. If you’re considering acupuncture, talk about it with your practitioner first. Though these therapies are generally considered safe, it’s best to discuss any health conditions, medications or other issues to determine if acupuncture is right for you.
    Choose an acupuncturist wisely. Look for one who’s licensed by his or state and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Make sure your therapist has extensive experience dealing with pregnant women. If you need help finding an acupuncturist, try asking your local doula association for recommendations or using the NCCAOM practitioner search page.
    Consider costs. Before you begin the treatment, ask the acupuncturist about the number of treatments you may need and how much each costs. Check with your insurer, too — some cover the cost of acupuncture while some don’t — to determine if you’ll have to pay out of pocket.
    Watch for signs of trouble. Unless you’re specifically hoping to induce labor at term, you shouldn't feel any unusual contractions during or after a session. If you do, or you notice any other concerning symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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