This January Koster Clinic is offering a special promotion for the launch of it’s Pre-Birth Acupuncture Package.
4 pre-birth hour long acupuncture treatments from 37 weeks
1 two and a half hour Group Acupressure in labour class
1 Post-delivery therapeutic mother-warming treatment
Total Cost : Dhs1600 (Usually Dhs 2,400)
Acupuncture Pre-birth treatments
Acupuncture is one of the least invasive choices of drug free treatment offered to pregnant women. It is especially recommended from 37 weeks of pregnancy to help mothers prepare for labour. Studies have shown that women receiving pre-birth acupuncture treatments consistently experienced efficient labours, reduction in the length of labour and medical intervention. One such study in 2004 on 169 New Zealand women demonstrated a 43% reduction in the number of inductions for first-time mothers; 31% reduction in epidural rates; 32% reduction in emergency caesarean delivery; and a 9% increase in normal vaginal birth.
What if I go into labour and don’t use all my treatments?
Then you can use them in the post-natal period to support recovery and breast-feeding.
Acupressure In Labour
Acupressure is a safe, simple and effective non-invasive support for labour. It relieves pain, calms the mind whilst enabling the body to function as nature intended, helping labour and birth progress smoothly. It PROMOTES partner involvement and intimacy, and is easy to learn. Pressure is simply applied to specific points on the body using the fingers, palms, or elbows.
What can Acupressure be used for?
- Labour Induction
- Pain Relief
- Help babies descend and engage
- Efface and dilate the mother’s cervix general well-being and relaxation
- Alleviate nausea & combat fatigue
As the mother of two daughters, Martine has personally experienced the benefits of acupuncture and acupressure in labour and is keen to share her knowledge with other couples to help ease their journey into parenthood. Trained in the UK, she has practiced acupuncture for over 20 years and feels extremely fortunate to be working with this ancient healing system. She is also a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher.