At Crossings you can find a range of Prenatal Health Care services that address fertility and promote a healthy pregnancy by supporting natural processes. These services include:
Acupuncture in Prenatal Health:Gillian Powers, M.Ac.; Jane Grissmer, M.Ac.
Achieving balance in our energy flows improves female and male fertility by increasing blood flow (nourishing the uterus and ovaries, and improving sperm morphology and motility), improving fluids (increasing cervical fluids and sperm quantity), and reducing stress hormones and anxiety levels. It is also an integral part of healthcare throughout pregnancy to support mother and baby’s optimal health, thereby easing many of the typical discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, insomnia, muscle cramps and musculoskeletal discomfort as the body grows and supports the fetus.
Massage in Prenatal Health: Holly Markush, LMT, NCTMB; Lucia Mercer, LMT, NCTMB
Touch, through Massage, is especially beneficial to mother and fetal health. It eases the musculoskeletal strain that may arise from carrying a baby such as low back discomfort to sciatic nerve involvement. And always, it enhances an overall feeling of relaxation, and the joy of being more in tune with one’s body and one’s growing baby through the many changes of pregnancy.