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Exactly how do you do nipple stimulation?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Out of the what to expect while your expecting pregnancy book: Nipple stimulation- Interested in some nipple tweaking (ouch)? How about some nipple twisting (double ouch)? Stimulating your nipples for a few hours a day (yes hours!!) can release your own natural oxytocin and bring on contractions. But hers's the caveat: Nipple stimulation-as enticing as hours of it may sound (or not)-can lead to painfully long and strong uterine contractions. So unless your practitioner advises it and is monitoring your progress, you may want to think four times-twice for each nipple-before you or your spouse attempt nipple stimulation.

    Answer by jsimonds220 at 3:53 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • My midwife said she had 1 patient put herself into labor with nipple stimulation. She didn't want to go into labor during Hurricane Charley so she used a breast pump for 8 or 9 hours. The woman was starting to dilate already though.


    Answer by carlye828 at 4:14 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

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