Preparing for labour

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Many pregnant women like to prepare themselves for labour and for the arrival of their new baby, both emotionally and physically. Midwifes often recommend acupuncture from week 36 as a support for this process.

While a number of studies have been carried out examining the effect of acupuncture on preparedness for and length of labour, larger trials are needed to confirm their findings before making clinical recommendations.