Acupuncture can also benefit women in their third trimester. Firstly, we encourage women to do acupuncture to improve natural labour instead of going through induction process (ie. by rapturing the amniotic sac). Hence, preparing the perineum and assisting in cervical ripening for natural labour. This is usually strongly recommended for the expectant mothers who have overdue date pregnancy.
Secondly, acupuncture can also promote delivery of a retained placenta. It can stimulate relevant hormones such as; prostaglandin and oxytocin for natural induction labour. According to study, acupuncture has successfully assisted 88%of women studied in inducing their overdue labour.
There are many of our patients who had successfully given birth after couple of acupuncture treatments. Dr Christine also suggests the use of Chinese Medicine to nourish the well-being of the pregnant women and baby.
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