Both acupuncture and acupressure can provide a natural, safe and effective form of pain relief during labour. Acupuncture can be used prior to labour to relax you and help you feel more energised in preparation for labour, as well as assist in encouraging an efficient labour and reducing the intensity of contractions.
We teach pregnant women, their partners and support-people how to apply acupressure during labour, allowing them to be actively involved in the birth. Acupressure is an easy to use, non-invasive way to promote natural childbirth. Acupressure helps prepare the body for childbirth during the last month of pregnancy as well as prompt the body to function more efficiently during labour.
We recommend that both you and your partner attend one of our acupressure classes together at around week 36 of the pregnancy so you are both prepared in time for the birth.