Acupuncture during labor and delivery? Yes!
I’m in the midst of a post-graduate program, learning the nuts and bolts of acupuncture in the delivery room. The course is being held at Lutheran Medical Hospital in Brooklyn, where they’re also conducting related research that suggests acupuncture, when administered during labor and delivery, provides for a smoother labor and fewer Cesarean sections.
The medical center has also found that acupuncture treatment during pregnancy benefits both baby and mother. Regular balancing treatments throughout pregnancy — and after delivery — have been found to reduce pain.
“Katie Allison delivered an 8-pound, 4-ounce baby girl without any medication. Instead she chose acupuncture. The mother of three was selected at random to receive free acupuncture during labor. Lutheran’s promising new research suggests acupuncture, when administered during labor and delivery, provides for a smoother labor and fewer Cesarean sections…” Read More…