Childbirth will likely be one of the most remarkable experiences of your life. Acupuncture and pregnancy massage for labor and delivery can be a vital support both before and during childbirth to ensure your health, the health of your baby, and to ensure the progression of labor without unwanted interventions. For centuries, acupuncture and pregnancy massage has been used to assist women naturally during labor and delivery.
Advantages of Pre-Birth Treatments
(Weekly from 36 weeks)
- Softening the cervix
- Encourage optimal fetal presentation for birth
- Increasing energy
- Improve stamina for labor
- Shorter labor times
- Reduced need for medical intervention
- Calming and centering the mind improving the birth experience
Receiving acupuncture in the weeks leading up to your delivery helps to ensure comfort and focuses on the most joyful part of childbirth—the moment you meet your baby for the first time. The pre-birth treatments consists of four weekly treatments beginning at week 36 or 37. Treatments are tailored to each woman’s individual constitution.
Common Conditions Treated at Labor and Delivery
- Previous pre-term labor
- Breech or mal-position of fetus
- Preparation for labor
- Labor and delivery pain
- Labor induction
- Post-birth pain
The placenta contains crucial hormones and iron that leave your body after your baby is born. Humans (at least in the Western world) are one of the few land mammals that do not regularly eat their placentas. Consuming the placenta in any form can help new mothers maintain their hormone and iron levels in the few weeks after the birth, which can speed healing and help curb fatigue and anxiety.
Placenta encapsulation is a process in which, immediately following the birth of your baby, your placenta is dehydrated and ground into a course powder. This powder is then placed into small capsules that look exactly just like any other vitamin or supplement you might take. Mothers then consume these capsules to help them rebound from the birth, avoid postpartum blues, and boost their milk supply.
Information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or be a substitute for regular medical care. We encourage you to discuss all therapies with your primary care doctor before making any changes in your health regimen.