Pregnancy & Postpartum Acupuncture in Albuquerque


Pregnancy and the birthing process are life-changing experiences. Acupuncture can help women through these changes by offering physical and mental support. Acupuncture works to support optimal health for the mother and has so many benefits.

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Thank you to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this guide.

Expecting a baby is an exciting and life-changing journey. Lovelace would like to make your experience as memorable and stress-free as possible by helping you navigate your health care. No matter your insurance or birthing plan, our Labor of Love program offers you access to free pregnancy perks and assistance finding a doctor or insurance.

Lovelace Birthing Centers help bring more than 3,000 babies into the world each year with the help of our dedicated obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, obstetrical anesthesiologists, neonatologists, perinatologists, and nurses. Your birthing team will become familiar with your health history and guide you in forming a pregnancy plan that is ideal for you and your family.

When it comes time to deliver at one of our Lovelace Birthing Centers, you can expect exceptional, comfortable, and convenient care. Throughout labor and delivery, our new parents stay in one of our comfortable, private, birthing suites. Equipped with the latest technology, each room is designed for a relaxed, comfortable birth experience.

We are excited to be part of your prenatal care and delivery so that your experience is as safe, healthy, and pleasant as possible.

For more information on our Lovelace birthing services, call 505.727.7677.

What is acupuncture?

For those who are new to it, acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.

In addition to helping with those aches and pains during pregnancy, seeing an acupuncturist is also great postpartum. It can help with insufficient lactation, mastitis, fatigue, pelvic pain, and C-section recovery. It can also help with hormonal imbalances, and even postpartum depression and anxiety, among so many other things. 

The process itself is also incredibly relaxing. I understand that being a human pin cushion may not sound appealing, but the practice has been around for over 3,000 years, so it has to be doing something for people! If nothing else, you get to lie in a dark room with soothing music and zero distractions, which is a welcome change of pace. Sign me up, please!

We have rounded up a list of acupuncturists in Albuquerque to help you on your motherhood journey.

ABQ Mom Team Recommendations

“Natural Life Acupuncture is fantastic! They provide service on site at the the fertility clinic beofre insemination/embryro  transfer. Dr. Jill was so kind and positive throughout the entire session. It was an additional support system as we went through our first round of IVF and it helped us know we were trying everything possible to ensure its success. Nearly 4 years later, that little embryo is a succesful thriving little girl and we know services like this helped bring her into this world!” –Martha L.


Albuquerque Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

10400 Academy Rd. NE, Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Desert Sun Acupuncture and Wellness

5310 Homestead Rd. NE, Suite 202A
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Natural Life Acupuncture

1012 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Nob Hill Community Acupuncture

4118-A Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Red Root Acupuncture and Herbs

2400 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite E
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Reed Acupuncture

6344 4th St NW, Suite A
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107

Although there are more acupuncturists in Albuquerque, these are some that offer specific prenatal and postpartum services. If you need some pain relief, relaxation, stress relief, or all of the above, this might be for you!

For more pregnancy and postpartum resources, make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy & Postpartum in the Albuquerque Area.