Preparing for Labor

Birth Preparation and Encouraging Onset of Labor

Acupuncture has received lots of attention over the years for it’s success in supporting and promoting the natrual onset of labor.  It’s an amazing way for women to support themselves in those last few weeks of pregnancy.  Honestly, labor preparation treatments are one of my very favorite parts of my job!  What many women don’t know is that receiving regular acupuncture treatment in the weeks leading up do delivery, carries with it a whole host of benefits that go far beyond encouraging labor.  Here are a few:

    • Increase likelihood for optimal fetal position – leads to shorter active labors and decreases chances of interventions such as medically induced labors and/or Cesarian sections
    • Increase cervical ripening – read the study here
    • Reduce chances of intervention such as medically inducing labor and/or Cesarian sections
    • Increases and helps maintain energy levels during labor
    • Reduces stress, anxiety and fear leading up to and during labor
    • Reduces risk of elevated blood pressure

To best support women in the last few weeks of pregnancy, I created the Labor Preparation Package that includes pampering yourself while encouraging labor to begin naturally and progress smoothly and optimally when your baby and body are ready.  This package is perfect for you if you are approaching your 37th week of pregnancy and you want to do everything you can to take care of yourself in the weeks leading up to birth in order to support the most efficient birth possible.  Here’s what the package includes:

    • Unlimited treatments beginning at 37 weeks (up to twice a week) until the baby is born
    • Free Acupressure for Birth Manual written by me, with in-person tutorial
    • One Free Postpartum treatment
    • A 15% Discount Coupon for Prenatal Massage by Rebecca Geekie, a specialty massage designed by me and Rebecca, specifically to support women in the weeks before birth


This all inclusive package is $649.00.  To purchase a package, please call the front desk at (617) 714-5333 or send an email to

Want to learn more about what labor preparation teatments entail?  Watch the video below where I explain exactly what I focus on during treatments to best prepare you for a healthy birth.

 Treatment Recommendations

If you are past your 37th week of pregnancy, the above package might not be the best fit for you but it’s certainly not too late!  I encourage women in the weeks leading up to your due date to come in for treatment. Our goals will always be to prepare your body for labor to increase chances of labor beginning spontaneously and naturally as well as decrease the need for interventions.

If you are approaching 39+ weeks, your water has broken but you are not experiencing contractions or your healthcare providers are anxious to get things moving in the next few days, I also provide individual treatments to encourage the natural onset of labor and/or better prepare you for a medical induction.