Treatments during labour

We are committed to providing acupuncture and osteopathy treatments during labour wherever possible. This is a 60 minute appointment and is offered to patients who have attended a first appointment in clinic, so that we can get to know you and your particular needs well in advance of the big event.

If labour is not progressing well or one of the stages has become problematic, acupuncture can be given to support this natural process. Treatment could focus on helping the efficiency of contractions, maintaining energy and emotional control, or promoting a physiological third stage of labour.

    "I found it really
   useful during labour
   to help keep things
   moving and to
   maintain my flagging
   energy levels. I really
   recommend it very

Danielle, Oxford

During labour we can assist your baby into the optimum foetal position to maintain effective contractions, help dilate the cervix and provide the best position for baby’s head to descend. This is shown to result in in shorter, more comfortable birth experiences.

If you are looking for an acupuncturist to attend your labour for a longer period then please call The Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Childbirth Team, Oxfordshire on 07790 043532.

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