Acupuncture for Labor

Acupuncture for Labor Promotion

Curious about acupuncture for labor promotion? Whether you’re seeking to avoid a medical induction or are just wanting to do everything you can to prepare your body for a smooth labor and delivery, we can help.

We work with people throughout pregnancy, and often advise coming in 4-6 weeks before your expected due date to begin preparing for the labor process (though if you’re at 40 weeks and need that final push, call us, acupuncture can still help — we’ve got you!).

Acupuncture + Other Tools to Promote Labor Naturally

natural labor induction san diegoWhen using acupuncture for labor support, we will partner with you as you enter this final stage of pregnancy. We offer a variety of tools to naturally and safely promote cervical ripening and a natural unfolding of the labor and deliver process.

We never force labor — the body is wise and knows what it needs. Rather, our role is to provide gentle encouragement, more like a suggestion than a demand, that the body might start preparing for labor.

Tools we use to prepare for labor include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Gentle exercise techniques
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Lifestyle remedies
  • Stress management activities
  • Additionally, we will teach you acupressure techniques that you can use at home to gently promote labor.

We will happily collaborate with your midwife or OB/GYN in San Diego to safely and efficiently support you through the labor and delivery process. You’ve got this!

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