Services and Treatment Schedules

At Toronto AcuBirthing, we recognize that every woman has a different experience during her pregnancy. We have found the following treatment guidelines to be the optimal schedule for many women, but we are flexible with these guidelines depending on the circumstances surrounding your pregnancy. These are recommendations based on our experience to help ease the transition to motherhood. Regular treatment during pregnancy helps to ensure happy, healthy moms give birth to healthy babies more efficiently. Postpartum recovery is often quicker and easier with regular treatment both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.

In-Clinic Rate: $90/hr
Acupuncture is safe and effective during early pregnancy and can help with a variety of common symptoms, including:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Threatened miscarriage
• Fatigue
• Low back pain
• Anxiety
Treatment schedules at this time will vary widely depending on how each mother is presenting. Call us to discuss what treatment schedule would be appropriate for you.

In-Clinic Rate: $90/hr
As your baby is growing, it is common to experience a range of symptoms which can be treated with acupuncture, including:
• Low back, pelvic and hip pain
• Heartburn
• Constipation
• Hypertension (adjunct therapy)
• Gestational Diabetes (adjunct therapy)
Treatment schedules at this time will vary widely depending on how each mother is presenting. Call us to discuss what treatment schedule would be appropriate for you.

$990 (11 treatments)
This is the ultimate in labour preparation. Treatments in the third trimester will focus primarily on preparing you for the experience of labour and delivery, while also treating any conditions that may be arising for you. The recommended treatment schedule is:
• Weeks 28-35 treatment every second week (28, 30, 32, 34)
• Weeks 36-38 treatment every week (36, 37, 38)
• Weeks 38-labour treatment twice per week (38, 39, 39, 40)
This service is the optimal schedule to help you prepare for labour and delivery. You will be taking steps to prevent and manage conditions that commonly arise during the third trimester, including:
• Back pain
• Heartburn
• Constipation and hemorrhoids
• Stress and anxiety
• Edema
• Poor sleep
Included in this service are the labour preparation treatments, which will begin to be included in our sessions at about week 38. This is specific work to help your body prepare for labour and encourage the cervix to ripen.
*Should you deliver early, payment made for this service will be applied to other services (acupuncture during labour and delivery or postpartum treatment).
This payment can be made by: cash, cheque or etransfer

$360 (4 treatments)
Acupuncture at this stage can be useful in preparing your body for the birthing process, encouraging cervical ripening and promoting the beginning of labour. Treatments from week 38 onwards will be twice weekly until labour begins. Though we highly encourage regular treatment in advance of this stage of pregnancy, we are happy to help with cervical ripening/labour preparation at this stage as well.

$225 for first hr
$95 for additional hrs
$225 for first hr, $95 for additional hrs
This service begins with a consultation either on the phone on in person during your 3rd trimester up to 1 month before the baby is due to arrive. We want to get to know you and have an idea of your birth plan so we can better understand how we’ll be able to assist you during your labour. Studies have shown that acupuncture and acupressure during labour can encourage more efficient labour and reduce the need for medical interventions (including use of forceps/suction, epidurals and Caesarian-sections).
Why you would want acupuncture/acupressure during labour:
• Relax soft tissues of the pelvis to support optimal fetal positioning
• Encourage strength and regularity of uterine contractions
• Promote cervical ripening
• Help re-establish progress in stalled labour
• Aid in pain management
• Provide physical comfort and emotional support
Depending on what concern we are assisting you to manage and what stage of labour we are attending, we may be there anywhere between 2-5 hours. It is also possible that we may come and go to help resolve situations as they arise.
*$225 deposit in advance. This payment can be made by: cash, cheque or etransfer.

$450 (2 housecalls)
There are many challenges that can arise during the postpartum period. Acupuncture can be helpful to alleviate these issues and support you as you transition into motherhood. Acupuncture can be beneficial for many common postpartum complaints including:
• Labour recovery
• Promoting lactation
• Pain reduction
• Mastitis
• Fatigue
• Anxiety; baby blues
• Constipation and haemorrhoids
This includes 2 in-home postnatal visits. The first in home visit is within the first 4-5 days postpartum and the second within the second week postpartum. Home visits are generally only scheduled within the city of Toronto, a visit within the GTA may be arranged with an additional fee.
This payment can be made by: cash, cheque or etransfer.