Pregnancy Acupuncture


Acupuncture is ideally suited to pregnancy and can be used safely to help resolve a range of difficult and depleting conditions without the concern of medicines affecting your baby. Traditionally, acupuncture is believed to work by re-balancing the energy flow through your body. With the progression of science and technology it is now thought that inserting very fine sterile needles into the skin stimulates nerve endings to transmit signals to the brain. Hormones and pain relieving chemicals like endorphins, oxytocin and serotonin are then released, blood flow is increased and cell chemistry changes to help restore wellbeing.



Acupuncture can help with

  • Sickness and nausea

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Anxiety, depression, fear and tension

  • Tiredness and insomnia

  • Heartburn and indigestion

  • Musculoskeletal conditions like backache, sciatica, symphysis pubis discomfort and pelvic girdle pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Skin conditions

  • Constipation

  • Haemorrhoids

  • Preparing your body for labour and birth

  • Encouraging labour to start

  • Lactation and breastfeeding issues

  • Postnatal recovery

Preparation for Birth and Encouraging Labour to Start

Mother Nurture treatment sessions help you to relax, prepare your cervix and uterus for birth, encourage your baby to move down into your pelvis and allow your hormones that start labour to work effectively. Research shows that these treatments reduce the need for medical induction of labour and where labour does not begin as a result of the treatments, the medical induction process is easier to establish. 

Mother Nurture Preparation for Birth Sessions are suitable from around from 36 weeks pregnant and are suitable to have weekly until labour starts. In each treatment we discuss how you are feeling and address your concerns, hopes, fears and wishes. A unique combination of acupuncture/acupressure points is then developed to help you to relax, soften and ripen your cervix, support the ligaments and sinews as they stretch to widen your pelvis, and strengthen your body.

From 38 weeks and beyond, reflexology and aromatherapy essential oils can be introduced to the sessions to encourage labour to start, supporting your baby to move down into your pelvis in the optimal position and allowing your hormones that start labour to work effectively. Treatment sessions include  an essential oil blend to take home (when appropriate).