With the impending Royal Birth I thought it was an ideal opportunity to talk about the prebirthing acupuncture treatments. These are treatments that I offer to pregnant mums-to-be in the weeks leading up to the birth.
Prebirthing Acupunctre treatments refer to a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy which prepare the woman’s body for childbirth. Acupuncture can be very helpful as a prebirth treatment. German research showed that following such treatments women giving birth for the first time had a lower labour time that others (down from 8 hours to just over 6 hours)It can be seen as a safe and effective treatment to promote natural labour and is an ideal way to help women prepare themselves to have the most efficent labour possible.
Debra Betts in her book: Essential Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Childbirth (2006) says that feedback from midwives suggest that prebirth acupuncture offers a range of positive effects. These go beyond reducing the time spent in labour as midwives also reported a reduced rate of medical intervention.
The Ancient Chinese believed that the environment of a pregnant women was very important . ” A pregnant woman carries with her the finest piece of jade. She should enjoy all things, look at fine pictures and be attended by handsome servants”* This may almost have been written for the Duchess of Cambridge! However it is also true of all women preparing for birth. My aim is to promote prebirth treatments, so allowing women access to the benefits of acupuncture as part of their preparation for labour. If you book a prebirthing treatment I also give you a free handout of acupressure points that you can use during labour.
Call me today on 07919 930188 to find out how I can help you.