Is acupuncture effective for labour augmentation?

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Is acupuncture effective for labour augmentation?

Post  emma on Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:00 pm


If your labor isn't progressing very well, your healthcare practitioner may try to help it along (or "augment" it) by doing something to stimulate your contractions. She may decide to do this if your contractions aren't coming frequently or forcefully enough to dilate your cervix or help move your baby down the birth canal.

Can acupuncture help?

New research has been published in Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Jan 25;172(4):289-293

Researcher found that, even though there are no major side effects of acupuncture treatment were reported. ,their CONCLUSION still think : Study showed no effect of acupuncture treatment for primary or secondary inertia.
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