“We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.”
Laura Stavoe Harm
Birth and Labor preparation
Evidence has shown that women who receive weekly acupuncture leading up to their birth often have fewer interventions and shortened labors.
At East Bay Acupuncture, we have created a plan to prepare you, your body, and your baby for a beautiful passage to meeting your little one(s).
For women who are interested in natural preparation for childbirth, our Well Birth Program starts at your 36th week and continues until you are ready to give birth. Whether you are planning a home birth, hospital birth, an epidural, natural birth or even an elective cesarean birth, acupuncture will aid you in your birth process and subsequent healing and recovery.
Why week 36 and not week 39 or 40?
We want to see you as close to week 36 as possible so that you can get comfortable with acupuncture and we have time to create any shifts that you need to get ready for your birth experience. Since acupuncture is a form of physical therapy, our bodies respond better to a series of treatments.
Starting acupuncture after 40 weeks
We also see women who are further along and trying to avoid medical induction. In this case, we would see you for multiple treatments as close together as possible to aid you in achieving the birth outcome you are hoping for.
Well Birth Packages
After your initial visit, we offer single visits and multi-visit packages. Packages can be purchased in office or through our online store. We also offer an add on service of one postpartum home visit after your baby/babies have arrived.
We love being a part of your birth team. We use a combination of acupuncture, acupressure and relaxation techniques to help you move through all stages of your labor naturally. You can call us anytime and we will try our best to be there for you. Our offering begins as a 3 hour service with additional hours available if wanted or needed.