Acupuncture to Prepare for Labour
- In the last four to six weeks of pregnancy, acupuncture treatment can help to prepare the uterus and cervix for labour.
- It does this by ripening the cervix, softening tendons and ligaments in preparation for labour, increasing energy and stamina, can help to shorten the duration of labour, contributes to higher chances of a natural birth without intervention, helps promote milk production and recovery once your baby is born.
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Acupuncture post-labour can be also beneficial to help promote breast milk production and to repair scar tissue. Acupuncture can also assist with post-natal depression, general fatigue and low energy after childbirth. Acupuncture can build and strengthen Qi (vital energy) in the body, which is often depleted after pregnancy and child birth