Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine offer options for ensuring healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery, and for reducing pain. Acupuncture can provide natural alternatives for inducing labor, adjusting breech babies and alleviating pain in childbirth.
When used during pregnancy, Chinese medicine can also help mothers-to-be manage the anxiety and stress that are natural parts of preparing for a baby. Acupuncture lowers stress naturally. To help manage expectations about labor in ways that Western medicine doesn’t often address, conversations about coming phases help mothers to be more prepared.