Labour Preparation

Fertility Core Treatments

Prepare Labour Naturally & Safely

Acupuncture can help to prepare labour naturally. Acupuncture can stimulate a pregnant woman’s body to get ready for labour. Needling can trigger her body to release prostaglandins which ripen the cervix, and Oxycontin, which promotes contractions. The production of hormones naturally develops a gradual start of labour rather than a traumatic one, and the expectant mom is more likely to have a smooth and easy delivery.

Acupuncture helps the expectant mother to relax the body and activate hormone release, followed by uterine contractions. In any case, the therapy helps the pregnant women relax and feel good.

How Acupuncture Helps?

Acupuncture is simply a means to spark the progression of natural labour. It may work differently for different people and in different situations. In instances where pregnant women have completed full gestation, they may require between one and three acupuncture treatments before labour commences. Several studies indicate that labour normally starts 6 to 48 hours after an acupuncture session. In case a pregnant woman is overdue, she may like to receive treatment every alternate day to provoke labour. However, it is advisable to speak to a doctor before seeking acupuncture treatments while pregnant.

Key Benefits

There are many benefits of labour preparation acupuncture:

  • Pregnant women are less likely to experience extreme pain
  • It helps the body to relax and calm which can help pregnant women during labour
  • Being calm can result in the release of Oxycontin, which is responsible for producing contractions, thereby averting unnecessary intervention

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Christine Fung

R.TCMP, R.Ac

Christine Fung is a passionate acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner. It is her ambition to focus on women's health, fertility, and anxiety conditions. Her practice integrates holistic medicine with patient awareness and lifestyle education. She always advocates for the power of natural healing by providing the optimal therapy to her patients.

Jennifer Kehler

R.Ac

Jennifer is a compassionate practitioner who respects the uniqueness of each patient. She strongly believes in every patient's ability to improve. She has seen that even small changes can open the door to greater healing and emotional wellness. Jennifer has experience with diets for Autism Spectrum Disorder and digestive complaints. She uses TCM theories to suggest corrections in diet that may be contributing to illness.

Zhenzhen Li

R.Ac

ZhenZhen is a firm believer in the holistic teachings of TCM and its disease prevention guidances. She values educating patients on the relationship between wellbeing, the natural rhythms of our body, our diet and our environment, as the key to recovery often lies in eliminating the causing factors. It brings her fulfillment and joy to help patients mitigating their suffering, easing their pain and achieving their optimal health.

Meaghan Kleovoulos

R.Ac, R.TCMP

Meaghan’s integrative approach to reproductive health through holistic medicine incorporates fertility massage for those planning to conceive and those post-partum. She believes that the dynamic cycles of reproductive health requires personalized care.

Daniela Mitik

R.TCMP, R.Ac

Daniela is passionate about healing and adds 15 years experience as a physiotherapist assistant to her skills and experience in treating patients.   Daniela has integrated her knowledge and skills in Tuina, Cupping, Guasha Moxibustion and acupuncture to create treatments for chronic pain management, fertility and cosmetic acupuncture and overall health concerns. Daniela is also a certified STOTT Pilates instructor and would love to meet you and assist you on your healing journey!

Registered Acupuncturists

Fertility Matters Canada

Three Best Rated 2017, 2018, 2019

Three Best Rated 2020, 2021

Top Choice Award 2011, 2013

NADA Certified