This is a gentle approach, using points on the lower leg, hand, and lower back, often with low level electricity, which will help increase contractions, and in most cases, starting up labor without the use of drugs. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 treatments to get the contractions strong enough, and it is well worth trying if you are facing a date when your doctor wants to start induction.
Some hospitals have acupuncturists on staff that are available to assist you during labor. You might choose to use this if your baby is posterior, if labor is not progressing or contractions have stopped, or severe low back pain.
Many women come back after the birth, to help heal and regain their strength after the birth, rebuild the blood with diet, herbs and moxabustion, to help with insufficient milk production, mastitis (breast infection), post-partum depression, fatigue, insomnia, or healing after surgery.
Molly will make a home visit after your delivery if you would like that option.