Pre-birth acupuncture is recommended for woman from week 36 onwards and weekly thereafter. Weekly acupuncture promotes a healthy and natural birth, by boosting energy, softening the ligaments and tendons prior to labour and aiding in cervical dilation. It also promotes relaxation and nourishes the blood in the body (which helps you to sleep better, have more energy, and a greater sense of wellbeing). Midwives who have attended births where their patient had pre-birth acupuncture, noted that the length of labour was reduced, the need for medical interventions were reduced (less medical induction, epidural and caesarean births), and saw an increase in normal vaginal deliveries, which is optimal for the health of the baby and mother.
Research shows that pregnant women who receive pre-birth treatment are more likely to go into labour around their due dates, or if induction is required, they respond well to acupuncture induction and move efficiently into a natural labour. To see if pre-birth acupuncture is right for you, contact Rocky Point Acupuncture and book an appointment. 778-355-9777