Urinary tract infections

 Acupuncture can be helpful in managing the symptoms of urinary tract infections, which can occur more commonly in pregnancy.  Urinary tract infections are thought to occur more frequently during pregnancy due to increased progesterone relaxing the smooth muscle of the bladder along with the enlarging uterus pressing on the bladder, both interfering with effective emptying which allows any bacteria that would normally be flushed out to remain and multiply.  Acupuncture treatment can assist in alleviating urinary discomfort, particularly that which persists post-UTI.