ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCYAcupuncture can be really useful in pregnancy both in dealing with pregnancy related conditions, in preparing for birth, during labour and for post natal conditions. At a time when medication is often undesirable it offers an extremely safe alternative treatment which is also relaxing and calming. Its lack of side effects is one of its greatest strengths. Acupressure in labour is particularly useful as it can be easily taught to your birth partner.
WHAT CAN IT HELP
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ACUPRESSURE IN LABOUR
I believe this one area that could help virtually everyone. It is incredibly simple, easy to learn and can be used effectively by your birth partner. In fact they welcome the chance to do something positive to help you!
It has been shown to significantly reduce pain and bring a sense of calm. It can help to restart a stalled labour and maintain contractions. Women who have used this method have reported a high level of satisfaction with their birth experience and midwives using these techniques believe them to promote an efficient labour.
Acupressure is easily learnt. Information is downloadable from the internet using the link below, but a short training session with an acupuncturist is invaluable and gives your partner the confidence to apply acupressure effectively.