Induction of labor is a very common practice in the US. In fact, 1 out of 4 women in the U.S. start labor with induction. Many times it’s done for medical reasons. But some women are induced for convenience, either their own or their doctor’s or midwife’s. Most experts agree that practice is not ideal.
Acupuncture is a natural way to bring on the onset of labor. It’s ideal for a mother to have received acupuncture treatment throughout her pregnancy, however a pregnant woman can benefit from labor preparation acupuncture without a prior treatment history.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the mother’s body to ready itself for labor. This allows the mother and child to experience a gradual, less-traumatic onset of labor.
I Went Into Labor After Just One Treatment
“After just one treatment, I went into labor two days later. Our healthy, wonderful daughter was born on the 18th – thank you!” — Jess Greene, Oxford, CT
I Was In Labor 12 Hours After One Treatment
“I was a few days overdue, and with one acupuncture treatment I went into labor within 12 hours. I think it was a success!” — K. Stafferi, Danbury, CT
I Went Into Labor the Day After My Treatment
“I came to Ingri last week and was a little overdue for my childbirth date. She did one treatment and also relaxed my lower back. I went into labor the very next day! And 8 hours later, a baby girl! Thank you.” — R. Torres, Norwalk, CT
My Baby Was Born 2 Days After Acupuncture
“I came to see you when I was pregnant, hoping to induce labor. I actually had my daughter, now 3 and a 1/2, two days after seeing you. 🙂 !! Thank you so much!” — Lauren, CT
My First Contraction Was at Ingri’s Office!
“Hi Ingri, I wanted to let you know that I actually had my first contraction at your office Monday night and my labor progressed from there. I had Hannah Lynn Halas on Tuesday morning at 9:53am. Thank you so much for your help and encouragement! ” — A. Halas, Danbury, CT