Has anyone tried massaging the pressure points on hands or feet to induce labor and it actually worked?
I never did them to induce but at the end I do them to help me relax.
I tried everything. Nothings works if you aren't ready to go into labor.
Quoting anxiousschk:I tried everything. Nothings works if you aren't ready to go into labor.
Yes we tried. It didn't work.
I wouldn´t say we "tried" it on purpose. But the only foot massage I asked for during my entire pregnancy triggered my mucus plug to pop at 38.5 weeks and my son was born exactly 12 hours later at the hospital. Hadn´t felt a single labor contraction prior to that and very few BHs.
I think the foot massage triggered something, but since I went to the hospital ( first preg, didn´t understand the signs correctly) and received some other interventions, I can´t say for certain how much of an influence the reflexology would have had had I stayed home several hours longer, but I do think it triggered something. Either way, I won´t get one before I´ve delivered this pregnancy.
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