I used it in the last week of my pregnancy to help kick start my labour. Also, I had a posterior baby and was suffering very bad back pain and had been warned to expect a lengthy labour. I had two sessions and went into labour, which was only 8 hours. Even if it didn't do anything for that, each time I had the acupuncture I slept so beautifully afterwards... and at 39 weeks pregnant, not many people can say that!
I had acupuncture at 38 weeks onwards to soften the cervix and then during labour to make contractions stronger and more consistant.as soon as the needle went in they increased dramatically and I had my baby a while later with no pain relief. The needles were in my ankke, back and hand ( between my thumb and pointing finger). I hadnt had acupuncture before pregnancy but will defnitly do again with the next! My midwife did it, she was awesome.