Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Labour

Gentle and safe care during your pregnancy. Our focus is on helping you feel more comfortable, and easing common pregnancy related conditions such as morning sickness and inducing labour.

Wherever your are in your pregnancy journey, we would love to help you.

We provide a holistic approach to acupuncture, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment that addresses any conditions you may be facing during your pregnancy.

We care for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing to help improve your overall health.

Using effective communication during the treatment process, we let you know what is going to happen and how it may feel, frequently checking on your comfort levels to ensure the best experience for you.

If you’d like more information on how our pregnancy acupuncture services could support you and your baby, call us on 021 081 59228 or make a booking online.

"Wonderful practitioner, kind, patient and gentle. Extremely intuitive and knowledgeable when performing treatments."
Jessica Darcy

Pregnancy Conditions We Help With

Pregnancy is an exciting time and we want to help you enjoy your journey to motherhood. Acupuncture during pregnancy has been proven to be effective in helping expectant mothers relieve common conditions such as:

  • Nausea
  • Morning sickness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sinus issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Inducing labour

Is Acupuncture Safe During Pregnancy?

Endorsed by the World Health Organisation, acupuncture during pregnancy is deemed to be safe and effective.

Acupuncture is well known to manage many pregnancy related pain conditions naturally.

We use very small pins, and many women are surprised that it feels relaxing and even enjoyable.

Your acupuncturist Eleanor is fully qualified with extensive experience in dealing with pregnancy related conditions.

Supporting you on your journey to motherhood.

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for women who experience nausea or morning sickness in early pregnancy and to help induce labour.

Early Pregnancy Support

Early pregnancy or transition through the first trimester can bring some common issues women look to navigate naturally. These can include:

  • Morning sickness
  • Sluggish bowels
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Hormonal issues

Acupuncture in later pregnancy is said to assist if pain becomes a difficult aspect for the mother to navigate without medications. 

Pre-Birth Support​

From as early as 33-35 weeks, acupuncture can be taken weekly to prepare and support the changing hormones and physiological processes such as:

  • Help the body transition in preparation for labour
  • Reduce anxiety around labour
  • Support sleep
  • Promote softening of the cervix
  • Moxibustion for turning breech babies

Findings suggest that pre-birth acupuncture is thought to have been supportive in improving labour duration and efficiency.

Birth Induction Support

Acupuncture induction is opted for by many women looking to sidestep the chemical interventions while endeavouring for the most natural birth possible.

Specific points are selected thought to soften the cervix, support deep relaxation, oxytocin production to promote labour onset naturally.

The aim of pre-birth acupuncture is to:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus
  • Relax the pelvic ligaments
  • Reduce pain during labour

Postpartum Support

Postpartum acupuncture is used by women wanting assistance with adjusting their hormones back to pre-pregnancy levels.

The calm nature of acupuncture may help promote the mental and emotional transition in to motherhood by:

  • Offering deep rest and relaxation
  • Assist in supporting feelings of closeness
  • To promote the production and free flow of nursing milk
  • Assist with fatigue
  • Assist with pain after birth interventions or surgery

What is the evidence for acupuncture during pregnancy?

This New Zealand study found that 89% of the pregnant women treated for lower back and pelvic pain had a clinically meaningful reduction in their symptoms.​

Evidence for the use of acupuncture from a New Zealand hospital finds women were well supported in reducing pain levels during their birth redying acupuncture treatments.

Get in touch

We’d love to help you, so please let us know if you have any questions or if you are ready, you can book an appointment online.

I was pleased to have found her. With her help I was able to feel better, have more energy and improve my wellbeing in general."
Giuliana Grobberio