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“A Labor Support Acupuncturist is trained to provide physical, emotional and educational support to mothers-to-be and their partners before, during and just after childbirth
They can work alongside physicians, midwives, nurses and birth partner. Their duty is to help couples minimize obstetrical interventions through information, physical and emotional support, and maximize their satisfaction with their birth experience”.
If you are a pregnant woman, you are a candidate to receive acupuncture during pregnancy!
Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective form of treatment to assist women through all stages of pregnancy. Whether it’s nausea in the first trimester, poor sleep and anxiety in the second, and back pain and varicose veins in the third trimester, we are here for you! Acupuncture has been shown to safely and gently manage and treat all of these symptoms.
Acupuncture starting at 37 weeks gestation has been shown to facilitate a natural labor by naturally softening the cervix, dilation and optimal baby position, prevent overdue babies, caesarean sections and medical interventions.
Specific acupuncture techniques and home care exercises have been shown to help turn breech babies.
See the “Patient Resource” page for more information.