I tried it. I was going to my chiropractor regularly during my last pregnancy, and knowing various things I asked her if she did it, what she thought of it, etc. She had a classmate in school who was 41 weeks, had the teacher to the accupressure on her, and she went into labor within hours and had her baby late that night. My chiro said once I was 39 weeks (knowing that no docs in the local practice will induce before 39wks) she'd do it if I asked. I hit 39 weeks, asked, and it didn't do much. It helped my sporadic contractions get regular, but that was it - I ended up having contractions every 5 minutes for a week without progressing. My midwife gave me a bit of pitocin at 40wks1day (long long story behind it) and I gave birth 3 hours later. She said what the chiro did likely did trigger the contractions, but even she couldn't figure out why I wasn't progressing til I got the pitocin. And there are more than just foot spots.
at 3:13 PM on Jun. 17, 2010