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
When 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:
- 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!