Many of these techniques are becoming more mainstream and don’t have the ‘stigma’ attached that they did previously. Acupuncture and chiropractic care are two options to help you prepare for a better labor/delivery. Acupuncture stimulates various focal points depending on your discomforts. It is known to help with morning sickness, heartburn, carpal tunnel, de-stress and more. Chiropractic care can also help with many discomforts of pregnancy. By helping to align your body to optimal positioning, you can help relieve back, neck or joint pain including sciatic pain. Please be sure to research and find a licensed practitioner for both of these avenues before scheduling an appointment. If not done correctly, they can trigger contractions or other complications.