Acupuncture provides physical and emotional support leading up to labour and birth. It can increase your sense of satisfaction with the birthing experience and enhance your overall wellbeing after the birth.
Acupuncture is particularly beneficial in stimulating cervical ripening. This can help optimize and shorten labour. To promote cervical ripening, weekly treatemtn begins at 36 weeks until the birth.
In addition, acupuncture can:
- Help induce labour when necessary
- Reduce Ceasarean rates
- Minimize the need for oxytocin
- Reduce the need for pain medication and epidurals
- Treat anxiety and stress
- Turn posterior and breech presentation