acupuncture for labor preparation

Acupuncture for labor preparation should begin by the 35th week of pregnancy. This is the optimal time to address proper fetal positioning and ensure no complications arise. Weekly treatments minimize the aches and pains of the final trimester while  encouraging relaxation and improving communication with your body so that during labor you will be able to clearly ask for what you need. Studies suggest that women who receive acupuncture in preparation for delivery experience shortened labor time and faster at home recovery.