Preparation for childbirth
Acupuncture can help in preparation for childbirth by relaxing tendons and muscles, adding energy and reducing stress. Treatment starts from the 36th week and takes place once a week.
Acupuncture can help you begin childbirth. You will receive treatment at the beginning of the 42nd week. Usually one treatment is sufficient to start labour within 2 days.
Pain relief during childbirth
Pressing acupuncture points can contribute to pain and stress control during childbirth. You can get a course of acupressure with your partner or childbirth supervisor in different acupuncture practices.
In a caesarean section, treatment with acupuncture may provide a better recovery of the abdominal wound. Breastfeeding problems, fatigue and postnatal depression are also treatable
Does acupuncture hurt?
The prick through the skin is palpable, but not really painful. If the needle is in the acupuncture point, it may give a heavy or tingling feeling.