Even if you've had the cruisiest pregnancy possible, acupuncture is a fantastic pre-birth treatment.
A team of researchers discovered that the average labour time for women having their first baby was reduced by 1.5 hours if they had pre-birth acupuncture.
That makes sense. Pre-birth acupuncture helps ripen the cervix and gets good energy flowing through the pelvis and uterus. It also helps to calm the nervous system and connect you into your body.
The process involves 4 treatments - either twice a week from 38 weeks, or once a week from 36 weeks.
Herbal medicine can also prepare your body for an easy labour by encouraging strong uterine tone and good circulation and calming the nervous system.