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When can I start Acupuncture to induce labour?

by admin on March 28, 2018 Comments Off on When can I start Acupuncture to induce labour?

“Can you induce labour?”, is a common question to an acupuncturist. The third Trimester can be exciting – with you seeing the finish line in sight. You may begin to think about the birth a lot more and wonder if you’re open to Acupuncture to induce labour. 

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Acupressure for Labour

by admin on January 24, 2018 Comments Off on Acupressure for Labour

What is Acupressure for labour preparation all about? Acupressure for Labour has been substantiated with some clinical trials. Using it during your labour can be helpful. But why wait until the last minute to feel the symptomatic relief and use it?

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Can Relaxation Induce labour?

by admin on October 10, 2017 Comments Off on Can Relaxation Induce labour?

Labour is one of those things in our lives, if we’re honest, we don’t feel in control. Things change from minute to minute and anything can happen. But can relaxation induce labour?

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Preparing for Labour : The Basics (Part 1)

by admin on October 10, 2016 Comments Off on Preparing for Labour : The Basics (Part 1)

You may have your bag packed for the hospital and are ready for this baby to arrive. If you’re worried you’ve missed something or want some ideas of things you may not have even considered preparing for labour. There are things you can do to help make your birthing experience easier, more relaxing and a positive outcome. Check out this list, starting with Part 1 – Birth Intention & Hydration.

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Labour Preparation: Perineal Massage

by admin on October 5, 2016 Comments Off on Labour Preparation: Perineal Massage

Perineal Massage. Just by saying those two words, I may have already got you offside! Some women are open to this technique and others are not. So here, we’l present the technique and look at the evidence behind it as a preparation for Labour, including less risk of tearing and episiotomy. (Which are the best reasons to consider Perineal Massage) I was advised by a mother of three who never had an episiotomy because of this technique, to consider it and it worked for me.

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Improving Birthing Outcomes: The Latest Research

by admin on September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Improving Birthing Outcomes: The Latest Research

Yesterday I went to a seminar on the recent outcomes of a study completed by Dr Kate Levett, Registered Acupuncturist & PhD. Kate and her colleagues at the Western Sydney University have published their paper on how Complementary Medicine and birth preparation courses similar to ‘She Births’ can assist birthing outcomes and even shorten labour times with much discussion in the media about her work.

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