CLAIRE DABREO ACUPUNCTURE & MOXIBUSTION Email CLAIRE I am a Five Element Acupuncturist who specializes in fertility as part of the renowned Kite Clinic team, which has happily led to my treating many patients throughout their pregnancy, and beyond. My postgrad studies have included additional training specifically focused on pregnancy, birth, labour and postpartum and I am passionate about helping women have easy pregnancies and efficient births.

I have practices in Brixton and Holborn, am on the steering committee for the Acupuncture Childbirth Team London, and a fully accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council.

TREATMENTS

Pregnancy-related conditions
Acupuncture is ideal for treating pregnancy related conditions as it offers drug-free relief for a multitude of problems, from heartburn and morning sickness, to back pain and pregnancy induced hypertension.

Initial consultation (90 minutes) | £90
Follow up appointments (60 minutes) | £70

Breech babies
Only 3-4% of babies are breech and helping get the baby into the optimum position for birth is a very gentle treatment that doesn't involve any needles whatsoever, but is nonetheless highly effective. Started by me in the treatment room, you are given instructions on how to continue the treatment at home for 10 days. This treatment is most effective when carried out as near to 34 weeks as possible, but we can still try to help as late as 38 weeks. It is completely safe for both mother and baby, and I can also share some additional tips for helping nature along.

One off session | £70

Pre-birth acupuncture (weekly from week 37 or 38)
Many women work for as long as possible before the birth, a choice borne out of a natural wish to spend as much time post birth with the baby as possible, but nature would rather you start to really slow down. Giving birth is physically very demanding, whatever your birth plan! Weekly treatments from week 37 or 38 help the body (and mind) change gear and are designed specifically to prepare you and your body for childbirth, and to help ensure the most efficient labour possible.

Initial consultation (90 minutes) | £90
Follow up appointments (60 minutes) | £70

Acupressure during birth
As part of the pre-birth acupuncture course of treatments I offer a tutorial (with a handout) to you and your birth partner, demonstrating some acupressure points that can be used at home or in the delivery room to help with pain relief, and to help the labour progress efficiently.

This is part of a standard session, no additional fee.

Mother warming
A wonderful one-off treatment, around day 4 or 5 post birth, this can be done by you (or your partner) at home and is said to aid recovery and help energise the new mum. A moxa stick and instructions (including any contra-indications) are part of the pre-birth acupuncture course.

Part of pre-birth treatment, no fee.

Induction
Before a clinical induction is considered, there are several points we can use which can help move things along in a more natural way. This treatment is most effective when done at least 2 to 3 days before a medical induction is planned, supported by self-administered acupressure. Two sessions may be required.

One hour | £70

Breastfeeding
Mastitis or problems with milk flow are common postpartum problems and can be really distressing for mother and baby but can be easily treated with acupuncture. Home visits may be possible depending on your postcode. Only carried out within the context of wider support from a lactation expert or midwife.

£70 per session, £80 for home visits.

CONTACT
If you'd like to know more or to book a treatment, please email me at claire@londonhypnobirthing.co.uk.

SAM HAZELGROVE

HYPNOBIRTHING SURREY

MARYANNE SHIOZAWA

SPINAL ADJUSTMENT

CHARLOTTE GRAY

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

NANCY NUNN

OSTEOPATHY

LAURA JONES

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

IMOGEN UNGER

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

HANNAH ADAMS

REFLEXOLOGY

CLAIRE DABREO

ACUPUNCTURE & MOXIBUSTION