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Pressure Points to induce labor

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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Has anyone tried massaging the pressure points on hands or feet to induce labor and it actually worked?

by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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Raeann11
by Platinum Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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I never did them to induce but at the end I do them to help me relax.

amy31308
by Ashlee on Mar. 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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You could go get a pedicure. The guy I goes to knows all the different points. He even got rid of a headache I had by squeezing my big toes lol! Of course not everyone will know but I'm sure someone in your town would. ;)
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Beenhereforever
by Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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I am a massage therapist.

1. The meaty part of the thumb. It can be tender. Press there.

2. Inner part of ankle behind the knob towards the heel. Those should do it.
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Beenhereforever
by Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM
Also go to a prenatal massage therapist and ask for her to do those points for you.. I have a 95 success rate.. But I'm in Pittsburgh
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anxiousschk
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I tried everything.  Nothings works if you aren't ready to go into labor.  


kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM
I agree.

Good luck!!


Quoting anxiousschk:

I tried everything.  Nothings works if you aren't ready to go into labor.  


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Mrs.Andrews
by Mandy on Mar. 18, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Yes we tried. It didn't work.

conejoazul
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:07 PM

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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