Acupuncture helps in labour and birthing a new research report shows. Experts from universities including Liverpool, Warwick and Manchester, said: During pregnancy, women should be told about the benefits and potential adverse effects on themselves and their babies of the different methods of pain control." "Overall, women should feel free to choose whatever pain management, including Acupuncture, they feel would help them most during labour.
Acupuncture was described as an intervention that "may work" in pain relief with fewer adverse effects than pain killers. Acupuncture decreased the use of forceps and ventouse in delivery, with acupuncture also decreasing the number of caesarean sections.