How to go into labor?
When you have reached 40+ weeks of
pregnancy, you may feel like you can no longer wait for your baby,
and might be worried due to the risk of being medically induced.
That is why many expectant mothers look into how to go into
Your midwife may even send you to an obstetrician
when you reach this past due stage. It is a fact that most
obstetricians will suggest medical labor induction with labor
inducing drugs, such as Pitocin. Most mothers, however, that has
been through medical labor induction could explain the harsh side
effects involved. The risks of medical induction may be the reason
many expectant mothers are searching for ways on how to go into
You might have already come across various methods
on how to go into labor naturally. You might even have tried sex,
EPO, walking, spine adjustments by chiropractic, bouncing on the
birth ball, and spicy foods, in order to go into labor.
Acupuncture in another commonly suggested way to
induce labor naturally. Some people are skeptical about
acupuncture for labor. It has been shown in several studies,
however, that by stimulating specific acupuncture points, the body
is gently urged to begin the process of childbirth. You may
experience a small amount of bruising where the needles were
inserted; this is the only side effect. Needles used in acupuncture
to and the fear of the pain they may cause stress and anxiety in the
mother. The acupuncture needles used are solid, yet extremely thin.
That's why there is very little or no pain during the treatment.
The most common problem encountered in using
acupuncture in order to go into labor is to actually find an
acupuncture specialist to treat overdue pregnant women in their
Acupressure is another method shown to be very effective way
that helps overdue pregnant women to go into labor. Acupressure is a
much softer and easier approach to start labor naturally.
Acupressure uses the same points along your skin as acupuncture.
However, acupressure utilizes thumbs and fingertips rather than
needles. In order to stimulate the acupressure points to go into
labor, the points are first located according to some simple
measurements. Then pressure is applied on the skin with thumbs or
fingertips for a few moments. The pressure could be applied as a
small rotating movement, static pressure, or in a pressure-release
Sometimes, only one acupressure treatment is enough
to "kick-start" labor but usually the treatment is repeated in a few
hours time. Acupressure for labor is beneficial not only in inducing
labor naturally, but is also extremely helpful in relieving
labor contraction pains, back pains, and nausea, that are often
associated with pregnancy.
What is wonderful in labor acupressure is
that it could be used at home. Because acupressure is simple, a
person with no previous experience could use this method with great
success, just by following basic instructions. This is why
acupressure is gaining popularity and is being used for several
conditions related to pregnancy, not only to start labor. Midwives
and natural health care doctors agree that acupressure is a safe and
effective way to go into
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health care professional in matters relating to your pregnancy,
labor and health in general and particularly in respect to any
symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.
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