Pre-Birth Acupuncture

Pre-Birth Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment to promote natural labor.


Pre-Birth Acupuncture refers to a series of acupuncture treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare women for childbirth by:

  • Promoting the release of prostaglandins which ripen the cervix ( softening and dilating )
  • Increasing likelihood of going into spontaneous labour around your due dates
  • Shortening duration of labour
  • Increasing rates of physiologic vaginal births
  • Reducing rates of medical interventions 
  • Reducing anxiety and stress, and increasing a sense of calm and strength in the pre-birth time
  • Treating other late pregnancy symptoms ( such as leg cramps, back pain, insomnia, fatigue, and heartburn )

In a 2004 observational study, women who received Pre-Birth Acupuncture experienced an overall 35% reduction in the number of inductions ( for women having their first baby this was a 43% reduction ) and a 31% reduction in the epidural rate when all caregivers were grouped together ( including midwives, GP’s and specialists ). When looking specifically at the women who received Pre-Birth Acupuncture and were in midwifery care, there was a 32% reduction in emergency caesarean delivery and a 9% increase in physiologic vaginal birth.


Pre-Birth Acupuncture is an ideal way for women to prepare themselves to have the most efficient labour possible and is best utilized with this proactive approach:

60 min Initial Pre-Birth Acupuncture session / a 45 min Pre-Birth Acupuncture session for existing clients @ 36 weeks gestation
     Review of detailed health and pregnancy history for new patients
     Discussion and naturopathic treatment plan for any concerns in late pregnancy
     Discussion of natural labor induction methods and postpartum recovery
     30 min Pre-birth Acupuncture Treatment with Guided Meditation

1 x week 45 min Acupuncture sessions @ weeks 37, 38, 39 weeks gestation
     Follow up on naturopathic treatment plan for late pregnancy, further discussion of
your unique postpartum recovery plan
     30 min Pre-birth Acupuncture Treatment with Guided Meditation

2 x week 30 min Acupuncture sessions @ 40 and 41 weeks gestation
     Brief discussion of any concerns that arise
     30 min Pre-birth Acupuncture Treatment with Guided Meditation


To get started on your Pre-Birth Acupuncture series, book in here: