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How do you induce labor through acupressure?
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What is maternity acupressure and how do you do you do it?
Maternity Acupressure for Childbirth Maternity acupressure method helps to induce labor naturally, when the pregnancy is overdue or the mother is facing the threat of being medically induced. Maternity acupressure is very effective in giving relief from labor pains as well, without slowing down your labor. Maternity acupressure is a very simple hands-on technique. The method involves the application of pressure onto specific, sensitive pressure points on skin called acupressure points. These points are along the human body - on shoulders, hands, back, legs and feet. Maternity acupressure uses fingers and thumbs, as opposed to needles in acupuncture, to stimulate these specific acupressure points to naturally induce labor. During childbirth, maternity acupressure can be used to strengthen contractions and helping the cervix to dilate. Stimulation of other points gives relief from labor pains, and helps to relax and stay calm. Research shows that acupressure techniques significantly shorten the delivery time. Women who use labor acupressure have a two hour shorter delivery time than the average. With basic instructions, you can safely use Maternity acupressure at home to naturally start your labor. Maternity acupressure is a great way for every supporting person to get involved and truly render the best possible help before and during labor and delivery. Although this method is a popular at-home remedy to start labor your self, many midwives and doulas use the technique to help their customers to experience a normal and safe birthing experience.
Asked in Labor and Birth, Acupressure
What is labor acupressure and how is it performed?
Acupressure during labor is very useful in managing labor pains. Acupressure can be used to prepare expectant mother’s body for labor, too. Stimulation of specific acupressure points helps the cervix to ripen and the baby to engage. Some other pressure points stimulate contractions. What is great is that labor acupressure doesn’t overstimulate your body and it’s easy to use. Because acupressure is merely applying pressure on specific spots on your skin, with basic instructions you can use it safely at home to encourage the labor to start naturally. There is at least one step-by-step labor acupressure guide available online at http://www.MaternityAcupressure.com. Not acupuncture, ACUPRESSURE. Through research, I found out that it is when you push different pressure points throughout the body and it is also used to aid in the pain of labor. I would like to know what spots these are so that I may use them while I'm in labor as I do not plan to have any meds administered to me. The acupuncture is the science of placing very special needles at specifice pressure and nerve points. With labor its place to alleviate the pain of birth. Call an acupuncturist in your phone book and ifs there's not one listed look into chiropactors, some of them may know one or perform it themselves.
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Asked in Inducing Labor
Where are the points on my body are for acupressure to induce labor?
Asked in Health, Inducing Labor
What are some safe ways to induce labor?
I would suggest trying maternity acupressure to induce labor. I finally just had my baby 2 months ago and used maternity acupressure, check out this website for more information: http://yourmaternityresource.com/category/maternityacupreesure/ Everything is outlined in the ebook, its simple and easy to follow you can even do it yourself if you have to best of all it also shows you techniques to help reduce pain, I too was having back labor, boy there is no denying this is incredible pain but when my husband started doing the acupressure it seemed to help to ease the pain. I was about 1 cm dilated, 41 weeks pregnant and the baby had not yet dropped, I tried maternity acupressure as outlined in the ebook and it worked like a charm within 24 hours I was 4 cms dilated and had finally gone into full blown labor a few hours later I was greeted by my beautiful baby boy, well worth the cost of the ebook of only $29, it was a great resource.
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Can Castor oil induce labor when your 38 weeks pregnant?
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Don't use castor oil to try and induce labor as the side effects are not worth it, plus there isn't any actual proof that is will work. If you are looking for safe and effective, painless way to induce labor at home then maternity acupressure may be for you. Check out this website, http://yourmaternityresource.com/category/maternityacupreesure/ I bought the book, only $29 and it worked great, well worth the cost of the book. I was 41 weeks along, the best part it actually helped reduce the pain of labor and it was well worth the cost of the book to finally meet my beautiful baby boy. I would suggest that you check with your OB/GYN before trying to induce labor at only 39 weeks though.