We know you are preparing, mentally and physically, for the extraordinary experience of the birth of your child.

Acupuncture can be a vital support both before and during childbirth to insure your health, the health of your baby, and to insure the progression of labor without unwanted interventions. For centuries, acupuncture has been used to assist women naturally during childbirth.

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers—strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.


Barbara Katz Rothman

Labor preparation acupuncture and childbirth acupuncture has many benefits:

Influences hormone balance so that the body may initiate labor naturally and maintain the progression of labor without unwanted inductions or inventions  
Promotes thinning and ripening of the cervix  
Helps encourage proper positioning of baby
Relaxes the muscles, tendons and ligaments in order to allow baby to easily descend further into the pelvis
Helps to quell anxiety, fear, and frustration
Addresses any discomforts the mother-to-be may be experiencing
(i.e. heartburn, back pain/sciatica, headache, restless legs, etc.)
Maintains and stabilizes healthy blood pressure levels
Boosts energy level

Are you interested in having a
Nest practitioner attend your labor
and delivery?
Call The Nest at 773.267.0248 for more ​information and pricing.