Sunday, August 2, 2009

Introduction to Using Maternity Acupressure to Induce Labor .

Maternity Acupressure (or Labor Acupressure) is one of the best natural induction methods and can have a very positive effect when preparing you and your baby for labor. It is a very simple hands-on technique that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Using Acupressure to induce labor is highly recommended because not only does it induce labor, it can ease the discomforts of childbirth and speed up the birthing process.

Both men and women know how difficult it is to give birth. Even if men do not experience childbirth themselves, the feeling of the pain is easily read while their loved ones give birth. Many women use various drugs and medications offered by the hospital in order to help reduce the horrible pain both during and after labor.

But these medical inductions are becoming more and more expensive. Luckily, there are number of ways to induce labor naturally and at home. Some are of course more effective than others, but the list includes aromatherapy, belly massages, exercise routines, and more.

Acupressure is naturally appealing to use when inducing childbirth. Paired with a aromatherapy oils, acupressure can help the woman relax her body for the coming process. Aromatherapy helps to relax tensed muscles, created a better environment for performing acupressure easily. Stress can be relieved on the part of the woman, and can be soothed by natural scents, such as prime rose or raspberry. Primrose oil is already a popular oil being used to help the cervix begin to dilate.

Once the baby drops to the cervix, the oil serves as a lubricant to help push the baby out, reducing the amount of pain the mother feels. When used in conjunction with acupressure points designed to help strengthen contractions and ease pain, these aroma therapy technique can work wonders in eliminating pain. This is also very helpful in recovery and there are no medication side effects to worry about.


Shyann said...

Thank you for the idea of using Primrose. My mother suggested this technique, but I never thought to use it in addition to anything else. Not due for about a month, but will let you know how it goes.

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I would love to hear how it goes for you, and congratulations!