Induction

Medical procedures used to stimulate labor during the end of pregnancy can become necessary for a variety of reasons. Before a medical induction is performed, there are a number of gentle and alternative options that can be explored when trying to initiate labor. 


Kimberly Dowling, DAc (RI), LAc, Dipl.OM, MAOM

Kimberly Owen Dowling Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Yoga Haven
517 State Road
Tisbury, MA 02568
774-521-7552
kimberlyowendowling@gmail.com

Kimberly is a board certified and licensed acupuncturist in Massachusetts, Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island and Chinese herbalist. A graduate of New England School of Acupuncture, having earned a Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, she practices both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and is trained in non-insertive techniques for younger and needle-sensitive patients. She works with various ages and all stages of life and wellness.


Marcie Mueller, Lic. Ac. 

Nationally Board Certified Oriental Medicine Practitioner
Harmony Healing
455 State Rd, Unit 12
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-696-1863

I love helping women have healthy, happy pregnancies and smooth, uncomplicated deliveries.  And let's not forget the post-partum period- just as important as any other phase of pregnancy.  Acupuncture is a wonderful aid to healthy nursing, too.


Sheila Muldaur, CCH, RSHom(NA)

Martha's Vineyard Homeopathy
Integrated Health Care
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-237-1628
mvhomeopathy@verizon.net

Sheila attended Teleosis School of Homeopathy in Boston and in 2010 gained professional status as a certified classical homeopath. Homeopathy is a gentle, safe, and natural medicine to use during pregnancy, labor and with newborns as indicated. Sheila offers constitutional remedies and low potency cell salts to support moms and their strained tendons and muscles as well.


Cathleen Vincent, Lic. Ac.

The Yoga Barn
1153 State Road
West Tisbury, MA
508-645-9642, ext. 4
cathleenjasper@yahoo.com

Cathleen Vincent is board certified and licensed to practice acupuncture by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. She practices acupuncture and lives on Martha’s Vineyard and offers individually tailored treatments for people seeking wellness and health.  Common conditions that often improve with acupuncture include stress management, digestive problems, fertility support, pregnancy health, chronic illness, orthopedic injury, and mood balance.