Acupuncture for Pregnancy

In clinical practice acupuncture is an ideal method to help women prepare themselves to have the most efficient labor possible.

Pre-birth acupuncture treatments are usually done in the final weeks of pregnancy (around week 36) to prepare women for childbirth.

In the form of a standard set of points, it can help prepare a woman’s body for birth, with an emphasis on preparing the cervix and pelvis for labor. As well, the treatment can be given to deal with medical conditions such as pregnancy induced hypertension, and symptoms such as heartburn and hemorrhoids.

“If the qi is correct and if the blood is circulating well labor is described as harmonious”

Other advantages of pre-birth acupuncture treatment are:

  • Great probability of giving birth within 42 weeks
  • Quicker dilation
  • Breathing is deeper and more freely
  • Easier to cope with contractions
  • Less fatigued and faster recovery after birth
  • Easier to breastfeed

Pre-birth acupuncture treatments 

Pre-birth acupuncture treatments are recommended once a week for three weeks prior to the woman’s due date.

  • Price €50 per treatment

Breech baby

Breech position (when the baby is positioned bottom-down late in pregnancy) around week 34, can be helped by acupuncture and moxibustion (moxa stick to warm the acupuncture point) as well. Several treatments are needed to help the baby turn in the right position.

  • Price €30 per treatment

Labor induction

Acupuncture can help to promote labor, it can be very effective in inducing women who are past their due date. Commitment to daily sessions/several sessions is needed for better results. Scheduling the treatment with enough time before the medical induction is recommended.

Treatments are around the week 40 or beginning of week 41 with 2 to 4 daily treatments for better results.

The treatment can be combined with a 60 minute or 90minute massage for ultimate relaxation before labor.

Please keep in mind that the Acupuncture treatment to promote labor can be a catalyst, but the baby and your body will ultimately decide when they are ready.

  • Price €30 per treatment (min. 2x treatments needed)
  • Price €75 acupuncture + 60m massage
  • Price €120 acupuncture + 90m massage