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September is our busiest month of the year for labour induction. I wonder what people were up to around last Christmas! Labour induction is great for ladies who want to avoid being medically induced. We usually start from week 38 onwards or if you have reached your due date or are past your due date and want to enhance your chances of a safe, gentle and natural induction method (although increasingly we are seeing ladies who are coming in from week 35 as they are being induced at the 38 week stage due to considerations regarding babies size). Acupuncture also helps shorten the duration of labour, decreased labour pain, as well as reduce anxiety during labour.
If you are at least 38 weeks pregnant, we can start the process at this time. In fact, we recommend the sooner you start, the better. Acupuncture safely and gently promotes and eases the onset of labour.
We use acupuncture to help avoid a medical induction. It is a gentle process that brings on labour gradually so don’t worry, it is unlikely you will go into spontaneous and acute labour while with us or in the hours after. One treatment is often enough but it really depends on a number of factors such as: is baby’s head engaged, is your cervix dilated, are you before your due date or overdue, etc. to be able to truly evaluate your needs. Feel free to give us a call or drop in to discuss your options.