MacPherson TCM & Wellness Clinic 

81 MacPherson Lane #01-33

Singapore 360081

 

6547 4550

F : 6547 4058

E : admin@macphersontcm.com

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Operating Hours

 

Monday, Friday : 9am - 9pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday : 9am - 6pm

Wednesday : 1pm - 9pm

 

Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

After hours available by appointment 

 

Call (65) 6547 4550 or Book Online

 

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Routine Pre-birth Preparation Programme 

This programme is suitable for all pregnant women without pregnancy complications. It prepares a woman's body and mind for a healthy, natural labour.

Benefits

 

Research shows that pre-birth acupuncture had contributed to

  • reduced medical intervention, including epidural, medical induction and caesarean section

  • shorter duration of active labour 

  • improved cervical ripening process*

  • significant improvement in contraction coordination

*Studies show that pre-birth acupuncture will not cause pre-term labour. As acupuncture cannot produce any effects that the body could not produce or regulate naturally, it increases the activity of the normal ripening processes of the cervix only when a general labour readiness is present. 

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, acupuncture works to ensure that a woman’s Qi (vital life energy) and blood is harmonious prior to delivery.  Specific points are chosen to help in

  • tonifying qi and nourishing blood 

  • helps to alleviate uncomfortable pregnancy-related symptoms, including insomnia, edema and pain  

  • calming the nervous system

  • promoting optimal position of the baby for birth

  • relaxing and softening pelvic ligaments to facilitate childbirth

  • ripening and dilation of cervix

Contraindications

 

Placenta previa, cephalopelvic disproportion, and known bleeding disorders of the mother.

Programme Details

STANDARD  Routine Pre-birth Preparation Programme

Number of Sessions: 4

Each Session includes:

  • TCM Consultation 

  • Acupuncture

Estimated Duration Per Session: 30 minutes

Recommended Frequency: Once a week from pregnancy week 36

Fee: $330 for 4 sessions. Single session is available at $90.

 

PREMIUM  Routine Pre-birth Preparation Programme

Number of Sessions: 4

Each Session includes:

  • TCM Consultation

  • Acupuncture 

  • Therapeutic Tui-Na (by physician)

Estimated Duration Per Session: 60 minutes

Recommended Frequency: Once a week from pregnancy week 36

Fee: $460 for 4 sessions. Single session is available at $130.

Treatment Methods

  • Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles in specific points (acupoints) on the body to stimulate the flow of Qi (life energy) along the meridians linking the internal organs, ensuring that the organs are well nourished to carry out their functions efficiently. 

  • Therapeutic Tui-Na

Tui-na, a form of Chinese massage, is very good at promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. It can help relieve stress, overcome fear for labour and improve sleep quality. Tui-na is also very effective in alleviating pain such as low back pain, hip pain, headache and so on. In addition, it relieves water retention and muscle fatigue which are common in late pregnancy.