photo02Weekly acupuncture from 36 weeks of pregnancy allows the body to prepare for labour. The cervix starts to slowly shorten, efface (get thinner) and dilate a little prior to labour so it is ready to continue dilating when the baby’s head begins its’ downward journey. Acupuncture can reduce the stress and anxiety many women experience during this pre birth period. Our experienced therapists can also help the birth partner with massage techniques during labour.


Acupuncture stimulates the dilation of the cervix and the release of the hormones required to start of labour. The best time to begin inducing women is at or after their due date. (Most women are keen to be proactive in trying to initiate labour.)