From 36 weeks we also recommend a weekly acupuncture session to prepare you for birth. During these sessions we usually teach acupressure techniques for birth partners to use during labour. Research shows that just 3-4 pre-birth treatments can help reduce the need for medical intervention, inductions and Caesarean section.
Breech turning is a safe, needle-free, one-off treatment which you continue at home. We will show you how to do this yourself at home. If this is carried out between 34-36 weeks it is 80% effective.
We can help induce your labour naturally with acupuncture. We prefer to let nature take its course, but if you are advised to have a medical induction, we can start treating you a few days before this date. Treatment on two consecutive days is often required. There is also an option for home birthing.
We believe a healthy pregnancy and a good birth provide the best possible start in life for your child and promotes the ongoing health of your baby.
The following conditions can all be treated safely and effectively throughout pregnancy:
• Morning sickness
• Back pain
• Swollen ankles
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Pelvic pain