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.
The latest research suggests preparing for labour using Complementary Medicine makes differences in birthing outcomes. Here, we continue our look at the Basics of Birth Preparation with one of the most important tips – Relaxation.
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.