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Pre-birth Support with Acupuncture 

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.
Feedback suggests that pre-birth acupuncture treatment is more than just a useful support to reassure concerned women. Midwives report that it consistently increases the chances of women experiencing a natural efficient labour and contributes to reduced intervention rates, including medical inductions and caesarean sections. 

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 
Sundays from 9am - 2pm; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Friday 9:15-11:15am. Ad Hocs are available outside of these times, please ask Michelle.

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

Pregnancy Massage at the Haelan Centre
Cranio Sacral Therapy for Mothers and Babies

Homeopathy for the Family
Pregnancy Yoga at the Haelan Centre

Natural Health during Pregnancy
Natural Health for Mother and Baby
Reflexology for Pregnancy

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