As the beautiful day of birth approaches, many expecting mothers wonder wha they can do to prepare their bodies for labor. Aside from proper nutrition and excercise, there are holistic and nurturing ways to enable the body to approach labor in timely manner and help it succeed in a pleasent, shorter birth.
Starting at 36 weeks (or before if there are health concerns), Pre-labor acupuncture is started at once a week intervals to help the body ripen the cervix, open the pelvis, relax the mind and guide baby in to optimal birth position.
This treatment plan is especially recommended for mothers who have had a previous post-dates baby, chemical induction or who are planning a Vaginal Birth After Cessarian.
Women who follow this gentle protocol, rarely need medical or natural labor induction methods, as we are encouraging the body’s natural hormones to release gradually.
Debra Betts, an acupuncturist and midwife in New Zealand, has a very nice resource on optimal birth position here. http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/FoetalPositioning.aspx
Holistic Women and Families Natural Health Center
AP Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Childbirth Education
Our practice includes: Acupuncture, Chinese and western herbal medicine, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, Nutritional and Food Therapy, tuina massage, cupping, and and homeopathic medicine.
Our passion for the importance of preventive medicine and underlying causes of disease has driven our advanced training in functional medicine. We provide the following services: urinalysis, lab blood work, saliva hormone testing, Gastrointestinal tract testing, vitamin D testing, adrenal stress and blood sugar imbalance testing.
For more information on how Chinese medicine can prepare your body for a timely and pleasant natural birth
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