Of all the methods used to start labor naturally, maternity acupressure is the only method that has been proven to work to effectively induce labor. It is for this reason that maternity acupressure is becoming more and more popular among pregnant women, midwives and doctors right now.
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.
Maternity acupressure is an exercise best done with a partner. This helps the father to be more involved in the process and also helps him ease some discomforts of the mother. Acupressure is an extremely valuable holistic practice throughout pregnancy and even during labor in many ways. It helps improve what your body already does naturally during labor.
When paired with aroma therapy techniques, not only will acupressure help you induce labor, it can also significantly improve the entire labor experience. Maternity acupressure is very simple, and only requires pressing specific points on the body that can quickly help your body go into labor. A recent study has shown that acupressure induced labor in 93% of women within 48 hours. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder it has become the world’s third most used form of induction.
If you’d like to learn more about acupressure uses in modern medicine, please visit my blog: Acupressure to Induce Labor.