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Acupressure to Induce Labor – I Tried It

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Does Acupressure Work to Induce Labor?

39 weeks. I’m miserable. I want to meet this baby. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Oh don’t judge me. :) Ceridwin posted earlier this week on acupuncture and inducing labor along with a video on acupressure. At this point in pregnancy, and after confirmation that my baby is over 7.5 lbs – we tried acupressure in an attempt to induce labor.

What is acupressure? Think acupuncture, but NOT with needles, instead with pressure techniques on the foot and ankle area. The comments and posts lead me to believe that this seems to be a safe method to try to induce seeing that I have a full-term baby in my belly. So why not?

We watched the video on acupressure:

Next, the husband dotted my feet and ankles up in several spots. The kids watched in awe, then he proceeded to spend the next hour pushing points on my feet. (Disclaimer: I did have to pony up and offer a new toy, but hey if this works..)

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Acupressure in an attempt to induce labor.

Oddly enough, my barely active child in my belly started moving and while not full on contractions, Braxton Hicks did kick in. Not consistent, but was a weird coincidence!  Reading through comments, many women go into labor within the next 48 hours.

Did acupressure work to induce my labor? Time will tell. But let’s hope!

Did You Try Acupressure to Induce Labor? Did it Work?

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