Preparing for labour

Acupuncture treatment applied in the 4 weeks before the due date for delivery has been found by some midwifes to reduce the rates of medical induction and emergency caesarian. It also has been shown to encourage cervical ripening and may shorten active phase labour time. (All references). However larger trials are needed to confirm these findings.

Suggested Schedule: 1 treatment per week from week 35 or 36 of pregnancy.

 

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