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Acupuncture to ease labour pains

edited July 2016 in Birth
Have any of you got experience with acupuncture before giving birth to ease the labour pains and shorten the time of labour? Do you believe it works?

I have had a few sessions of acupuncture before giving birth to shorten the time of labour and to ease the pain while in labour as I did not have any pain relief. Obviously since this was my first baby and every birth is different anyways I do not know if it really worked. All I can say is that my labour was very quick and the pain was manageable without any gas and air or an epidural.



  • I've never used acupuncture at all and I honestly can't see myself ever using it, but I do have plans to use acupressure, which I guess is just manual pressure on the same areas you would emphasize with acupuncture.
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