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How do you do nipple stimulation?


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Asked by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • you have to rub your nipples (or i think you can pump too?) for like at least 3 hours to get those hormones going

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:55 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • You roll the area behind your nipple, your areola. It can stimulate contractions in the first 15-30 minutes. There are many different "directions" for doing this, but one of the most common, is to do it to one side until a contraction hits, stop during the contraction, then do the other untill the next one hits, stop during again, and continue until they are abut 15 apart. It may not send you into full bklown labor, and they may stop right after you stop stimulating, but it ill at least get your body a little closer. Do not do it if you start havign really strong contractions, as it can cause your uterus to work harder than normal, and possibly (in some women) to deprive the baby of oxygen during contractions. So be careful!

    Answer by AK_aries at 12:00 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • You don't. It can be extremely dangerous because it can cause very strong contractions much like the affects of Pitocin. It should only be done under the supervision of a midwife or doctor so they can make sure your baby doesn't go into distress and you uterus doesn't hyperstimulate.

    It should also only be done when the provider suggest it for medical reason and you are trying to avoid drug induced labor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

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