SUPPORT YOUR BODY
FOR A NATURAL BIRTH
INDUCTION ACUPUNCTURE GOLD COAST
INDUCING LABOUR WITH ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture treatments may be used to assist the woman’s body for labour as efficiently as possible. Once treatments was applied in the last 4 weeks before the due date for delivery, acupuncture has been observed to reduce the rates of medical induction, epidurals and emergency cesarian.(1)
Induction acupuncture may be performed once a medical induction has been scheduled or once women have a premature rupture of membranes.
Acupuncture has also been shown to assist with cervical ripening (2), reduction in pain and labour duration.(3)
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SESSION
WHEN TO START INDUCTION ACUPUNCTURE
We suggest starting treatments to prepare for birth anywhere from 35-36 weeks. However, if you don’t commence treatments at 36 weeks, you may still benefit from the acupuncture treatments. The sooner you start preparing for birth, the better will be to prepare mother and baby for delivery.
A lot of overdue mothers only discover about induction acupuncture, when they are already 39, 40, 41 weeks pregnant. This treatment may be needed to be repeated three days consecutively.
- Betts D, Lennox S, Acupuncture for rebirth treatment: an observational study of its use in midwifery practice. Med Acupuncture. 2006;17(3) 16-19.
- Gribel G et al, Electroacupuncture for cervical ripening prior to labour induction: a randomised clinical trial. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2011 283:1233-1238.
- Hantoushzadeh S et al, Acupuncture and Pregnancy; The effects of acupuncture during labour on nulliparous women: a randomised control trial. Australian and New Zeland Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007;47(1);26-30.