3rd Trimester – Pregnancy
Pregnancy Acupuncture – Third Trimester
Pregnancy acupuncture continues into the third trimester. Women begin to come weekly around week 33-34 for several reasons:
TCM is very effective at turning a breech presentation. Success rates are higher if the fetus is less than 35 weeks.
- Reduce stress hormones. Stress can cause oxytocin levels to drop and labor contractions to slow down.
- Help dilate and ripen the cervix.
- Help prepare the body for labor to start naturally.
Studies show that acupuncture leading up to labor can reduce the time spent in childbirth. See our research section.
“I send all of my OB patients for labor prep to Acupuncture Northwest & Associates,” Tacoma OB/GYN.
Thanks so much for the effort to induce my labor back in August….. I think that the work you did helped soften up my cervix to really make things go smoothly and quickly. – T.D.-