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!
at 12:00 AM on Mar. 30, 2010