Toronto AcuBirthing grew as a natural extension of the existing practices of its co-founders: JoAnn Alafriz, and Anna Dix. We each were already working with women in their efforts to conceive, helping those women & others through their pregnancies, and during the recovery phase. We clearly saw how regular treatment during pregnancy correlated to more satisfying birth outcomes for our patients, which prompted us to begin offering acupuncture during labour and delivery itself to further ease the physical and emotional strains of this process. Toronto AcuBirthing is the solution we created to make our services more widely available to more women.