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Pre-Birth Acupuncture & Induction

Pre-Birth Acupuncture is a series of weekly acupuncture treatments from 36 weeks to prepare women for childbirth. 

Benefits of Pre-Birth Acupuncture:

  • Supports cervical ripening and increases the chances going into spontaneous labour and therefore reduces intervention rate - i.e. medical induction or caesarean section.

  • Opportunity to support relaxation and treat pregnancy related aliments read more>>

  • Increases the response rate to an acupuncture induction if it is needed.

Induction

If you need a medical induction and have one scheduled an acupuncture treatment 2-3 days before hand may help induce labour. As well as giving acupuncture I will show you some acupuncture points you can press following the treatment. This combination has been found to be the most practical and effective method of using Chinese medicine to induce labour.

DIY Pain relief in Labour
I teach pregnant women and their birthing partner acupressure points and techniques that can be used safely alongside orthodox care to relieve pain and promote a natural and efficient labour read more>>

You can find a summary of research on:
Pre-birth acupuncture here
The influence of acupuncture on cervical ripening here
Impact of acupressure on the onset and duration of labour here