Pre-birth Support with Acupuncture by Michelle Austen-Marriott
Acupuncture is a natural approach to help women prepare themselves to have the most efficient labour possible.
Research suggests that pre-birth acupuncture offers a range of positive effects in labour that goes beyond reducing the time spent in labour, with midwives reporting a reduced rate of medical intervention.
Midwives have also observed a trend in women who received pre-birth acupuncture treatment to either go into spontaneous labour around their due dates, or, if an induction was required, to respond well to acupuncture treatment for induction and progress efficiently to a natural birth.
Pre-birth treatments can also help to deal with presenting problems such as insomnia, heartburn, pregnancy induced hypertension or posterior positioned babies and emotional problems.
In preparation for birth, acupuncture treatment is usually recommended on a weekly basis from 36-37 weeks until labour.
Points are used according a woman's constitution and pregnancy history. These include points to ripen the cervix, to help position the baby in the best presentation for labour and to promote optimal energy and stamina for a woman to enter into labour.
Michelle has a special interest in using acupuncture in the fields of Gynaecology, Infertility & Obstetrics. She also practices general Acupuncture.
Michelle Austen-Marriott practices Acupuncture at the Haelan Clinic on
To book an appointment please contact Michelle directly on 07966 030 077. Please note that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or a fee may be charged.
Other Haelan Pages of Interest to Pregnant Women
BirthingMatters Ante-Natal Classes at the Haelan Centre