Pre-Labour Package - Acupuncture
Dr Dr Caleb Nontapan (BHS-Acu) is our resident Acupuncturist who specialises in fertility and pregnancy.
This Acupuncture Pre-Labour Package includes the following:
• weekly acupuncture in the lead up to your due date, starting at 37 weeks
• a bonus box of raspberry leaf tea (to help prepare the uterus for childbirth)
• and as many treatments as you like, if you go over your due date
The price includes a minimum of 4 treatments, so if you go early, you can use the treatments post birth to help your body recover
If you happen to go over your due date you will not be charged for any additional treatments
This Program is a Practitioner-facilitated Program so please sign into or create your mammoth account or sign-up and complete the health questionnaire to enable you to purchase the program
Once you purchase this program, one of our team members will contact you to organise your weeekly appointments with Caleb.
If you have any questions regarding this program don't hesitate contacting us on 0352 439084 and we will be happy to answer them.
Did you know that Acupuncture is a great way to prepare your body for giving birth?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest health practices in the world and involves the stimulation of specific acupoints in the body to correct imbalances in the flow of ‘Qi’ or ‘life energy’ flowing through the body’s meridians.
Today Mammoth’s Acupuncturist, Dr Caleb Nontapan, explains how acupuncture can benefit in the lead up to birth.
Traditionally acupuncture is utilised from week 36-37 of pregnancy, to prepare the body for labour. Weekly treatments from week 37 leading up to your due date, can prepare the body for an easy transition into labour.
Caleb explains that it can get a little frustrating if you happen to go over your due date, and so he alters the treatment to encourage the body to go into labour
The benefits of Acupuncture in the lead up to birth
- May reduce the length of labour.
- Reduction in labour pain.
- Lessons the likelihood of needing medical intervention.
- Helps with Oxytocin and Melatonin production.
- Teaches you Acupressure points and tools to use during labour.
- Can help turn breach babies.
- May help to bring on Labour
- Helps shorten the recovery time after birth.
Pre-labour Acupuncture can be a great natural approach as it utilises points that encourage blood flow to the uterus, cervix and lower back, as well as lowering stress hormones, so that your body can gradually produce more oxytocin and melatonin in readiness for birth.
In the late stages of pregnancy, Acupuncture can also benefit back pain and swelling associated with growing a baby. If you can improve on swelling and pain before labour, it will mean that your body will be under less stress and more capable of easing into labour.