Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Labour London

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Labour in London
Natural pregnancy and labour support

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Induction of Labour

Preparing for pregnancy and labour is an extraordinary journey, filled with anticipation and joy. At my acupuncture clinic in London, I provide expert care to support women throughout pregnancy and prepare them for a positive labour experience.

Research studies have shown that acupuncture during pregnancy can offer numerous benefits, including reducing morning sickness, alleviating pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain, preparing for birth and inducing labour naturally.

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Expert pregnancy and labour acupuncture

How does acupuncture for pregnancy aid both pregnancy and labour?

Acupuncture offers a safe and effective way to support pregnancy and prepare for labour. Here are some ways acupuncture can provide relief:

  • From morning sickness to back pain and insomnia, acupuncture for pregnancy can provide relief from common pregnancy symptoms, enhancing comfort and quality of life.
  • Acupuncture for pregnancy can help balance hormones throughout pregnancy, supporting overall well-being and reducing the risk of complications.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels during pregnancy, promoting a calm and positive mindset for both mother and baby.
  • Acupuncture techniques such as moxibustion can help encourage the baby to adopt the optimal position for birth, reducing the likelihood of breech or posterior presentation.
  • Acupuncture treatments in the weeks leading up to labour can help prepare the body for childbirth, promoting cervical ripening and reducing the need for medical interventions.
Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Labour in London
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Pregnancy acupuncture in London

Acupuncture for pregnancy

During pregnancy, I offer tailored acupuncture treatments to address a range of concerns and promote maternal and fetal well-being. Whether you’re experiencing morning sickness, back pain, or anxiety, I provide personalised care to support you through this special time.

My acupuncture treatments aim to:

  • Using acupuncture points proven to alleviate morning sickness and nausea, I help pregnant women find relief from these discomforts.
  • Through gentle acupuncture techniques, I target areas of tension and discomfort to alleviate pregnancy-related back pain and pelvic girdle pain.
  • Acupuncture sessions can help alleviate fatigue by improving energy levels and promoting better sleep quality.
  • Acupuncture may aid in reducing fluid retention swelling, particularly in the hands, feet, and ankles by improving circulation and promoting the elimination of excess fluids from the body.
  • Acupuncture for pregnancy sessions provide a calming and relaxing experience, helping to reduce stress levels and promote emotional well-being during pregnancy.
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Acupuncture to induce labor in London

Acupuncture to induce labour

As your due date approaches, acupuncture can play a valuable role in preparing your body for labour and childbirth. I offer specialised acupuncture sessions designed to support the natural birthing process and enhance your overall birthing experience.

My labour preparation acupuncture sessions focus on:

  • Through targeted acupuncture techniques, I aim to promote cervical ripening and effacement, preparing the cervix for childbirth.
  • By stimulating specific acupuncture points, I help encourage the baby to adopt the best position for birth, reducing the likelihood of complications during labour.
  • Acupuncture can help reduce anxiety and discomfort during labour, promoting a more relaxed and positive birthing experience.
  • Acupuncture treatments during labour can help support the body's natural hormonal processes, facilitating efficient contractions and progression through labour stages.
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Ella Nazar - Licensed Acupuncturist in London
Acupuncturist in London

Meet Ella Nazar

I’m Ella, and I run an acupuncture clinic in London. My dedication revolves around advocating for complementary therapies and integrated medicine, placing the well-being of my clients at the forefront.

While I’m honoured to be affiliated with esteemed organisations like the British Acupuncture Council and the NHS list of approved acupuncturists, my main focus remains on delivering exceptional care tailored to each individual.

My clinic specialises in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a dedicated emphasis on acupuncture and the importance of food energy in promoting holistic health.

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Book your consultation session

You can book your initial session online through my convenient booking form. The first session includes both a 30-minute consultation, where we’ll discuss your goals and develop a personalised treatment plan as well as a 60-minute acupuncture session, tailored to promote your overall wellbeing.

More information

Get more information about pregnancy acupuncture. If you have any questions please get in touch and I’d be happy to help.
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If you have any questions or would like to discuss how acupuncture can benefit you, please get in touch. I’m here to help you on your path to improved health and wellbeing.

Frequently asked questions

I’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture for pregnancy and labour in London, putting them all in one place for your convenience. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I’d be happy to help.
Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?
Absolutely. When administered by a qualified practitioner experienced in treating pregnant women, acupuncture is generally considered safe. I adhere to rigorous safety standards and draw upon extensive expertise to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout your acupuncture sessions. Studies, including a comprehensive review published in 2014, affirm acupuncture’s safety during pregnancy, providing reassurance for expectant mothers seeking holistic support.
How can acupuncture help during pregnancy?
Acupuncture offers a gentle yet powerful means of addressing a myriad of pregnancy-related discomforts. From soothing nausea and fatigue to alleviating back pain and anxiety, acupuncture harmonises your body’s energy flow, promoting relaxation and enhancing overall wellness. Drawing upon insights from systematic reviews, such as the 2019 overview examining acupuncture’s effectiveness in managing noncephalic presentation, I tailor each session to address your unique needs, guiding you towards a more comfortable and fulfilling pregnancy experience.
Can acupuncture induce labour?
While acupuncture can be a valuable tool in supporting natural labour induction, its efficacy depends on various factors, including your individual circumstances and gestational stage. Through targeted stimulation of specific acupuncture points, I strive to promote uterine contractions and cervical ripening, always prioritising your safety and well-being. Research, including a study from 2004 assessing acupuncture’s success in treating hyperemesis gravidarum, underscores its potential in facilitating positive outcomes during pregnancy.
When is the best time to start acupuncture during pregnancy?
The ideal timing for commencing acupuncture during pregnancy varies based on your unique needs and preferences. Whether you seek relief from early pregnancy symptoms or prepare for the later stages of gestation and labour, I collaborate closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan aligned with your goals and timeline. Your comfort and satisfaction are paramount as we embark on this journey together.
How often should I receive acupuncture sessions during pregnancy?
The frequency of acupuncture sessions is tailored to accommodate your specific needs and preferences. Whether you require weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions, I remain dedicated to providing consistent support throughout your pregnancy journey. Together, we’ll adjust the frequency of sessions as needed, ensuring you receive optimal care and attention at every stage.
Are there any contraindications for acupuncture during pregnancy?
While acupuncture is generally safe during pregnancy, it’s essential to exercise caution and consider potential contraindications based on your medical history and individual circumstances. By conducting a thorough assessment and prioritising open communication, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for your acupuncture sessions.
Can acupuncture help with breech presentation?
Research suggests that acupuncture, particularly moxibustion, may offer benefits in encouraging fetal movement and addressing breech presentation. Drawing upon insights from studies and clinical experience, I tailor acupuncture treatments to target specific points and promote optimal fetal positioning.
Where can I find more information about acupuncture for pregnancy?

I’m often blogging about different acupuncture treatments. You can find more information about acupuncture for pregnancy and labour in London on my dedicated blog.

In one of my posts titled ‘The Role of Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Labour Induction’, I thoroughly investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture for pregnancy. This exploration is supported by credible studies which you may be interested in reading:

1. Effectiveness and Safety of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Pregnant Women with Noncephalic Presentation: An Overview of Systematic Reviews 2019
2. The safety of acupuncture during pregnancy: a systematic review 2014
3. Success of Acupuncture and Acupressure of the Pc 6 Acupoint in the Treatment of Hyperemesis Gravidarum 2004