If your birth is late or needing to come earlier due to medical reasons, Acupuncture can be used to encourage the natural process of the body. By using specific points Acupuncture can ripen the cervix and support the hormonal process to release oxytocin, to encourage a natural labour. It is beneficial to have weekly treatments leading up to your due date and we suggest you come in from week 37. These treatments are relaxing and supportive, not only helping to prepare you physically but emotionally for the journey ahead.
Acu-point massage training for labour
The points needled during these treatments are also helpful to use during your labour, to help ensure a smooth labour, relaxation and for pain relief. We offer 1.5-hour appointments, where your birth partner can attend your treatment and your Acupuncturist will teach them how to massage these points when you are in labour. This is a supportive, effective and empowering process for both you and your birth partner. Please specify when booking in for your treatment.