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Pregnancy Acupuncture in Los Angeles

Ensure​ a Healthy Pregnancy with Acupuncture

Carrying a baby to term is a beautiful process, but one interspersed with many challenges. However, there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy pregnancy and manage your symptoms. Dr. Mitra Daneshrad specializes in pregnancy acupuncture and will create a personalized treatment plan to help you overcome any challenges.

You can start with acupuncture in the first trimester and continue right as you are about to give birth. Most importantly, pregnancy acupuncture treatments can help you regulate the internal environment of your womb to create a nurturing environment for the baby to have a healthy and successful pregnancy. Dr. Mitra will also treat you for morning sickness, as well as all the aches and pains, indigestion, and anxiety that show up during pregnancy. 

As the due date grows closer, she will schedule weekly prenatal acupuncture treatments with you that are designed to help prepare you for a smooth labor by relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, helping the baby lower into position, and alleviating anxiety and stress. And when the day comes, she can help you relax, manage labor pain, and minimize the need for pain medication.

Shun all the fears that you may have as an expecting mother. Experience the best pregnancy acupuncture treatments Los Angeles has to offer at BH Acuhealth Clinic.

Benefits of Pregnancy Acupuncture

There’s a growing body of research, especially from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), that supports acupuncture for pregnancy, especially for controlling labor pain. At BH Acuhealth Clinic in Beverly Hills, Dr. Mitra provides licensed acupuncture therapy for a healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy recovery. The benefits pregnant women can expect include:

  1. Regulating Hormones and Stimulating Blood Flow: Pregnancy acupuncture can regulate hormones and stimulate your body to provide the nourishment your uterus, lining, and placenta need to enable your baby to grow strong and healthy.
  2. Alleviating Morning Sickness: Acupuncture for morning sickness can alleviate acute and severe nausea, vomiting, and similar morning sickness symptoms, at the same contributing to a healthy pregnancy and helping keep you comfortable.
  3. Inducing Sound Sleep: Stimulating specific acupoints helps reduce heartburn, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms that likely disrupt restful sleep during pregnancy.
  4. Managing Body Aches and Pains: Pregnancy is often accompanied by many aches and pains, commonly in the lower back or pelvic area. These symptoms tend to strengthen as you enter the later trimesters of pregnancy. Pregnancy acupuncture sessions can help you manage the aches and pains you feel, including lower back and pelvic pain.
  5. Fostering Mental Calmness: Pregnancy brings joy but can push some women into depression. Acupuncture helps women reduce the symptoms of depression during pregnancy, as well as anxiety and erratic mood swings.
  6. Helping with Safer and Easier Labor: Prenatal acupuncture can stimulate your body to prepare for labor. It can relax your pelvic muscles and lessen the chances of delivering a breech baby, as well as help mitigate labor-related pain.
  7. Post-Pregnancy Recovery: The benefits you could experience from acupuncture do not stop after a successful birth. Treatments can help you acclimate to the new life and help with both your mental and physical state.

Dr. Mitra’s acupuncture therapy helps expecting women overcome anticipated problems in pregnancy, however, that is not all she can help with. She also specializes in:

A Word from Dr. Mitra

Dr. Mitra Daneshrad

‘Once my patient is pregnant, my job is to make sure she is able to keep the baby. In the case of one patient, I worked on her to make sure she would not have any early contractions. I made sure she was able to hold the baby by nourishing the placenta, and increasing her blood circulation. I stimulated her body in a way that it could relax and reduce any excessive hormones, which allowed her body to concentrate on supporting the baby. That increased the chance of a successful pregnancy. She eventually gave birth to a lovely baby girl.’

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Acupuncture Treatments Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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Pre-Pregnancy Acupuncture

Motherhood is a beautiful phase but requires women to work on themselves. Start with acupuncture therapy from Dr. Mitra and her team of doctors in Beverly Hills. We will work towards improving the chances of a natural and healthy conception with tailored acupuncture sessions, as well as herbal medicines and nutritional advice. Our acupuncture therapy can also enhance the success rate of IVF, IUI, and other ART treatments.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting but exhausting phase of life. Dr. Mitra can help pregnant women ease into the physical and emotional changes starting with acupuncture in the first trimester, as well as educating you about what to expect during this time. With pregnancy acupuncture, we can help your body nourish the baby to achieve a successful pregnancy while minimizing pregnancy-related pain and the other negative symptoms you feel. As the day draws near, our team will work with you and your other health providers to make giving birth as easy as possible.

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A woman lying in bed with her baby.

Post-Pregnancy Acupuncture

Childbirth is a powerful and life-changing experience for women and they need physical and emotional support more than ever. Dr. Mitra’s postpartum acupuncture treatment and herbal medicines can help women recover faster. From boosting milk production to restoring hormonal balance, we work with new mothers to enjoy a happier and healthier postpartum.


Based on 11 reviews
Mukta Cholette
Mukta Cholette
January 26, 2023
Mitra is awesome and I highly recommend this place for all women’s health issues. My husband also sees her for pain relief.
Monet Knight
Monet Knight
June 3, 2021
Dr. Mitra has been an angel as I have been on my fertility journey!! I began seeing her after a failed IVF attempt, preparing for a second attempt. Based on her recommendation to change my diet, and having weekly sessions with her before my 2nd attempt, my AMH levels improved to normal and I had lost 20 lbs all within 2 months time. I believe her help allowed for a successful 2nd IVF procedure, and I am well into my second trimester currently! She is very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about her patients and their experience. I would highly recommend her as a wonderful acupuncturist!
Nicole Soltan
Nicole Soltan
February 27, 2020
My husband and I had been trying to conceive for 7 months. I started seeing Mitra Daneshrad in November 2019 because at that time my cycles started becoming irregular. Before seeing a fertility specialist at the one year mark of trying or, taking any fertility medication we wanted to try an alternative approach. Fast forward to February 2020 and I just found out we're expecting! Thanks to Mitra and her knowledge and experience with infertility and acupuncture for helping us through our ttc journey. Mitra is extremely sweet and friendly and makes you feel super comfortable and relaxed. If you've ever questioned whether acupuncture works for infertility, I believe it does! I would definitely recommend Mitra to any couples who are struggling with trying to conceive.
Shaden Sha (DJ Lady Sha)
Shaden Sha (DJ Lady Sha)
October 22, 2019
I was initially referred to Dr. Mitra for lower back and sciatica pain related to a herniated disc. Her weekly treatments offered relief as well as a feeling of rejuvenation in my overall body. The added bonus of seeing Dr. Mitra is her extensive knowledge and experience with fertility and the female reproductive system. She not only worked on my back pain, but was also able to help with my cycle and any other issues that would come up for me such as nasal congestion. She is a great practitioner to have in one's overall health & wellness regimen.
Ilda Diffley
Ilda Diffley
July 22, 2019
Dr. Mitra is wonderful. She treated me for 5 months and she is so thorough, knowledge and caring. She still checks in on me. Highly recommended acupuncturist who also gives you lots of dietary advice and life coach tips.
Sharon Saunders
Sharon Saunders
September 23, 2018
Extremely healing, helpful and friendly. I have been coming to her for over a year and the treatments are always beneficial. And I am rather particular, so that means a lot. Well kept offices and other great doctors in the same space. She also shares daily affirmations to meditate on while on the table, which I enjoy.
Megan Brenan
Megan Brenan
January 19, 2018
Dr. Mitra is the absolute best! I was lucky enough to do Accupuncture sessions with her throughout my infertility struggles, pregnancy, birth of my miracle baby, post natal recovery and now as I try for my second! Mitra is so knowledgeable, kind and a fertility expert. She also treats any additional symptoms (emotional and physical) you are faced with each week. Truly, I believe she was integral part of my healthy pregnancy. She is very accommodating and truly cares.
Valerie Chavez
Valerie Chavez
September 14, 2017
Dr. Mitra Daneshrad is one of the best Acupuncture Doctor. I was struggling to get pregnant and after going with a lot of doctors, doing treatments nothing would seemed to work. My closed friend told me about this amazing doctor and i decided to give it a last try. I went ahead and she did me several acupuncture treatments and here i am now pregnant with twins. There's no words for me to described how happy i am i want to thank Dr.Mitra shes just amazing.
Joyce Alexander Black
Joyce Alexander Black
August 18, 2017
She is the kindest most loving amazing person a healing acupuncturist! I had Breast Cancer and her love and support was essential


Yes, absolutely. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has given a green light to acupuncture during pregnancy. However, pregnancy acupuncture should only be performed by a licensed acupuncturist who follows the best medical procedures and knows how to professionally use needles without causing pain or discomfort. At BH Acuhealth Clinic, Dr. Mita Daneshrad, a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, has over 22 years of experience in treating pregnant women with acupuncture and ancient Chinese medicines.

When performed by a qualified, licensed, and experienced acupuncturist, pregnancy acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. You may experience mild reactions such as minor bleeding, swelling, and mild pain at the needle insertion sites. You could also experience sleepiness or drowsiness after the first few sessions. Overall, the side effects of acupuncture are minor and transient.

Acupuncture is a safe treatment with minimal side effects. You can start as soon as you know you are pregnant. You can experience the benefits of acupuncture during the first trimester and continue with your treatments right up until the moment you are about to give birth.

Acupuncture is fast emerging as an alternative therapy for those who are struggling with infertility and/or postpartum depression. Before pregnancy, acupuncture helps to reduce stress levels, regulate the menstrual cycle, and improve ovarian health – all of which are crucial for natural egg development and conception. Acupuncture is also used as an adjunct therapy to IVF, IUI, or other fertility treatments to improve the effectiveness of health outcomes.

Likewise, the post-pregnancy phase has its own set of physical and emotional challenges for new mothers. Acupuncture can help with the physical recovery process after childbirth while alleviating the symptoms of postpartum depression. From helping women relax to gaining physical strength and increasing milk supply, acupuncture can help in all stages after childbirth.

If you would like to know more about acupuncture before, during, or after birth, feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer any question you have.

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