At Jordemoderhuset we offer acupuncture as a way of ripening the cervix prior to birth. This treatment is for those of you who would like to reduce the risk of medical induction of labour.
For optimal effect, we recommend that you start your treatments from 37+0 weeks gestation, but you can have acupuncture up until 42+0 weeks gestation to stimulate contractions.
At Jordemoderhuset acupuncture is only performed by experienced midwives – your guarantee of a good and safe treatment.
Before the treatment the midwife will also do a standard antenatal check assessing the baby’s size and position in the pelvis as well as listening to the heartbeat.
If necessary, we will also do an internal examination. This is followed by a plan of treatment and the acupuncture needles will be placed.
The treatment is painless, but you may experience a stinging or tingling sensation where the needles are placed.
- From 37-40 weeks gestation we recommend 1 weekly treatment
- From 40 weeks gestation ideally 2 weekly treatments
After your due date the treatment is often combined with a membrane sweep, after informed consent (additional cost: 200 Danish Kroner).
We also sell raspberry leaf tea which has a stimulating effect on the uterus.
Since we are also an ultrasound clinic, the standard antenatal check can in special cases be combined with an ultrasound scan. For example, if there is uncertainty about the baby’s size or position in the pelvis.
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This type of treatment is always performed by an authorized midwife and always includes a thorough antenatal examination which is why some of the cost will be reimbursed if you are part of the private health insurance “Danmark”.