"ACUPUNCTURE IS USEFUL FOR RELIEVING LABOUR PAIN AND CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE DURATION OF LABOUR" ... World Health Organisation
Is Acupuncture Safe in Pregnancy?
The short answer is yes! Careful consideration is taken when treating pregnancy conditions. There is no evidence that acupuncture causes miscarriage even when used within the first trimester.
It is important to be comfortable throughout your acupuncture treatment, position is crucial for the health of mother and baby. Prior to beginning, you will be positioned either sitting or laying, slightly tilted to the left side with plenty of pillows to ensure good blood flow to your baby.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
There is evidence to suggest that acupuncture can provide effective and complementary treatment of the following:
Pregnancy sickness & Nausea
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Malpresentation & Breech
Cervical ripening +/- induction of labour