Acupuncture for pregnancy, 101

When it comes to getting pregnant, a few needles can make a big difference.

"Knowing my family history of (in)fertility issues, I started getting acupuncture at WTHN to boost my chances of conceiving. After a month of weekly sessions, I became pregnant without any other help!"

- LAURA S.

Acupuncture for pregnancy, 101

When it comes to getting pregnant, a few needles can make a big difference.

"Knowing my family history of (in)fertility issues, I started getting acupuncture at WTHN to boost my chances of conceiving. After a month of weekly sessions, I became pregnant without any other help!"

- LAURA S.

Safe, Effective, Natural

Research shows that acupuncture naturally boosts fertility for both men and women and that it measurably increases pregnancy success rates from IVF, IUI.

Already expecting? Congrats! Acu is a safe and natural way to relieve common symptoms at every stage of your pregnancy journey. We recommend weekly or bi-weekly sessions to feel your best at this life-changing time of your life.

How It Works

Fertility is a process and we're your partner from start to end. Our talented, expert acupuncturists are all highly trained in fertility + pregnancy concerns. Whether you're conceiving naturally, through IVF or other means, our unique healing methods can help every step of the way.

Note that acupuncture doesn't treat the pregnancy itself - it treats associated symptoms.

When You're Conceiving

Improves circulation

Research has shown acupuncture's ability to increase blood flow to the uterus. Chinese medicine works to build blood in the uterine area, as well as throughout the body to facilitate your body's acceptance of an embryo.

(Fertility and Sterility, Dec 2002)

Balances hormones

Review and preliminary data indicates acupuncture may improve menstrual health, including irregular periods, painful periods or no period. Regulating the cycle is often the first step to bringing the body into balance for pregnancy.

(International Journal of Women's Health, March 2014)

Reduces stress

Making the decision to have a baby and taking on the responsibility to care for something precious as well as fear of the unknown can be very stressful! Research demonstrates acupuncture's ability to directly decrease stress levels, bringing the body into balance.

(European Journal of Anaesthesiology, April 2007)

Improves sperm quality

And it's not just women that acu can help during this process! Researchers have found acupuncture to improve sperm quality and overall sperm count.

(Fertility and Sterility, July 2005)

Improves IVF outcomes

Research demonstrates acupuncture measurably increases pregnancy success rates from IVF.

(Fertility and Sterility, April 2002)

The First Trimester...

Settles your stomach

Research shows acupuncture is a safe, natural + effective treatment for women who experience nausea and are left with few options in early pregnancy. WTHN's expert team of Licensed Acupuncturists are highly trained and extremely nurturing and cautious.

(Birth, March 2002)

Improves mood

Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? High-level evidence supports the use of acupuncture for treating depression during pregnancy.

(Medical Acupuncture, June 2013)

The Second Trimester...

Relieves aches + pains

As pregnancy progresses, many women experience neck, back and other aches and pains - but there are a few options that are safe, natural and effective. Significant research demonstrates acupuncture's proven ability to safely treat various aches and pains.

(JAMA Internal Medicine, Oct. 2012)

The Third Trimester...

Improves sleep

Research shows acupuncture has a profound influence on regulating sleep and wakefulness.

(Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Feb. 2011)

Why WTHN?

We make acu modern + convenient with a compassionate team of highly-qualified Healers.

Why WTHN?

We make acu modern + convenient with a compassionate team of highly-qualified Healers.

Expert healers

All of our highly trained, expert Healers are New York State Licensed Acupuncturists with a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Chinese Medicine and training in fertility, pregnancy and women's health. Click here to learn more about their backgrounds.

A healing oasis

Our Flatiron studio (just a few blocks from Union Square) features a chic wellness lounge, deeply relaxing sound therapy + heated tables for total comfort.

Totally seamless

Schedule your acu-session, choose your Healer + check in, all online. Evening + weekend hours and centrally located Flatiron studio for your convenience.

Affordable + accessible

Start with our $65 intro special. You'll leave with a personalized treatment plan based on our own fertility and pregnancy journey. Our $75 WTHNsider membership makes regular acu from conception to post-partum accessible - it includes one session a month with additional sessions at the same member price, plus complimentary cupping + LED light therapy add-ons and 10% off WTHN herb blends.