How to Start Labor?
"How to start labor?" is a question many mothers
with an overdue pregnancy are searching an answer in the Internet.
The last days of pregnancy might be physically and
mentally challenging. You might have difficulties in sleeping, back
pain, and difficulty in breathing. Especially, if you have
difficulties to move around, it?s difficult to play with your other
kids and even doing everyday tasks for them.
No wonder that you might be pondering how to start
Stimulation of specific labor
acupressure points has been scientifically shown to start labor
effectively (Complement Ther Med. 2005). Thus simple
acupressure techniques, which you can do at home, remarkably reduce
your risk of being medically induced in a hospital.
Medical induction commonly results in several other
medical interventions and up to 50% of medically induced labors end
up being cesarean sections. Thus, if your doctor has estimated that
the induction is necessary, you should start using acupressure
Even if labor doesn?t start spontaneously, labor
acupressure ripens your cervix and helps it to dilate and descends
the baby. This significantly increases your chances of having a
normal birthing experience with minimal medical intervention.
There are specific acupressure points that are the
most efficient for inducing
labor naturally. You don?t have to use them all. The labor may
be delayed for a range of different reasons and thus what is the
most powerful combination of acupoints to start labor will vary from
mother to mother. Sometimes treating only one acupoint can
kick-start your labor.
Treat the acupoints that you feel work best for you
every 2 hours during your waking hours. If a medical induction is
imminent you may stimulate the points every half an hour to start
labor, but be aware that the treated areas can become sore from such
frequent stimulation. Leave your body to work by itself at
Just remember that you should never practice
acupressure treatment of these points before you are overdue, or you
are booked for medical induction in 2-3 days time. This is to
prevent your baby to be born prematurely.
Maternity Acupressure is a safe and effective way
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