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Pre-birth acupuncture

Kate has finished several CPD courses, including Debra Betts' on treating women during pregnancy. Debra stresses the importance of treating prior to labour in order to support physical changes that need to happen and help prepare mentally and emotionally for the birth.

Kate offers weekly acupuncture treatments from week 36/37 to promote a healthy and natural birth. Points are used according a woman's constitution and history of the pregnancy. These include points to soften the cervix, to help position the baby in the best presentation for labour and to promote optimal energy and stamina for a woman to enter into labour. Research carried out in New Zealand(1) into pre-birth acupuncture  has shown that it results in: fewer inductions, less need for epidurals, fewer emergency caesarians.
 

As a part of package Kate offers a teaching session for partners, to get them familiar with very useful acupressure points. She teaches them how to find points and what they can do for the woman; it is a good way to involve partner into such an amazing transition.

1. Betts D, Lennox S. "Acupuncture for prebirth treatment: An observational study of its use in midwifery practice." Medical acupuncture 2006 May; 17(3):17-20

Natural Pain Relief during childbirth
 

Please find a copy of a leaflet prepared by a well known acupuncturist Deborah Betts NZ Reg. Nurse, Lic Acupuncture British College,Dip Ac, BHSc ( Acupuncture), for natural pain relief during childbirth.

I had used it personally and found the acupressure points very useful.

If you are interested in reading slightly more into it please visit Deborah's website on: http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz

Testimonial

"I have been seeing Kate for few weeks. She listens very carefully and shows a lot of empathy. I sought help for arthritis, anxiety and viral symptoms. Kate was always very professional and thorough in investigating my health issues and I felt I could open up about anything to her. I am much better and more energetic than I have felt for a long time. I also appreciated her input about health issues generally and have no hesitation in recommending her."

Margret D. Wokingham

​Contact Kate:

Tel: 07899737421

info@holistictherapyealing.co.uk