Labor Induction

Labor induction refers to the stimulation of uterine contractions before they begin on their own. Actively inducing birth may be recommended in a variety of situations, and especially when a pregnancy lasts past the due date or health concerns are present.

Signs & Symptoms

In our experience, situations when labor induction may be advised include:

  • A pregnancy that lasts more than 40-42 weeks
  • The amniotic membrane ruptures but contractions don’t begin
  • A uterine infection
  • Too little amniotic fluid
  • High blood pressure or diabetes
  • The baby has a growth problem


Common factors that may increase the likelihood of these issues include, to our knowledge:

  • Certain health conditions
  • The mother’s age and weight
  • Poor nutrition, anemia
  • Smoking and alcohol use
  • Physical injury
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Stress and anxiety

How we treat Labor Induction

At the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem, we have a long experience in using Traditional Chinese medicine for labor induction and birth preparation. It can effectively stimulate the release of hormones that will help to trigger uterine contractions and reduce labor pain, while lowering the chances of medical intervention.

According to your specific situation, we will use a combination of acupuncture and laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage and cupping that will work in accordance to your body’s natural balance, and will prepare you and your baby for birth in the best conditions.

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

The weekly acupuncture sessions I had in the couple of months before the birth of my daughter Dinah were the best that I could do at that time. It kept me calm and relaxed, and also helped to encourage labour at the end, without needing to resort to any medication. Thanks to Nei Jing, I had an uneventful pregnancy, and an easy birth.
Beata W.

People Say

My pregnancy wasn’t considered high risk, but I was still worried when I approached 41 weeks and there was still no sign of labour starting. I wanted a natural method that was completely safe, and would be effective without forcing my body to do something it wasn’t ready to do. Thankfully, acupuncture worked very well, and my waters broke only a couple of days after the second session!
Sarah E.