“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.
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?
Having a Stillbirth is a traumatic event. There’s no other way to describe it. Besides the grief and loss, mourning and dealing with such an event, your body is in a bit of limbo physically. In this article I’ll talk about how Traditional Chinese Medicine would approach helping such a woman.
Did Acupuncture work to induce labour? This is a great question and I’m asked it often. In this post, we’ll clarify what labour induction is, what Pre-birth Acupuncture is and I’ll tell you a little about my own Acupuncture preparations before labour. We’d also love for your to comment if you’ve had a story to tell about Acupuncture for your Birth Preparation.
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.
Pre-Birth Acupuncture is Acupuncture in the third trimester and should begin at around 37 weeks gestation. The latest research shows that using Complementary medicine tools to help prepare for birth, improves birth outcomes with epidural rates and medical induction rates being significantly lower in women who did their preparation(link here). Acupuncture can be one of those brilliant tools to help you.
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.
Partners may be thinking “Is Acupuncture Safe During Pregnancy?” and this is common. Sometimes partners can be protective of their pregnant wife, thinking that Acupuncture can be harmful to them or their baby. Here we’ll discuss the safe Pregnancy Acupuncture practices and some of the benefits Pregnant women can get from Acupuncture. This way you’ll be fully informed about what is ok for your mother-to-be.