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

Clinic Director

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.

Sanjana Asnani

R.TCMP, R.Ac

Sanjana is a keen believer in living a healthy and full life and strives to help her patients do the same. Her strength lies in her diagnostic ability and her sensitivity towards her patients. Sanjana’s areas of interest are stress, pain management, infertility and cosmetics.

Caroline Vye

R.TCMP, R.Ac

Caroline's passion and strength lies in treating psycho-emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress. She has great success in re-balancing the mind-body connection, which Chinese Medicine sees is at the root of many physical conditions

Meaghan Kleovoulos

R.TCMP, R.Ac

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.

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Fertility Matters Canada

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Top Choice Award 2011, 2013

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