Are you anxious about your baby to arrive?
Then you should be. After a grueling nine months of having a big belly and continuously suffering the pain, aches, and agony of pregnancy, the moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived.
You can now see the fruit of your nine months of labor, your baby. However, carrying your baby is just a part of it, delivering it is another chapter to look forward to.
When your baby has reached and passed his or her estimated delivery date or the due date, the woman carrying it is normally exhausted and tired.
And during this time, one should now apply certain ways to induce labor naturally that will help the pregnant woman to withstand the pain during the stage of delivery and ease up the process.
Naturally means that the process of labor induction is done without prescription medicines or machines that may be dangerous to the health of the mother and the baby inside the mother’s womb.
It may either be through walking, cleaning, exercising, sexual intercourse, nipple stimulation, acupressure and many more.
Among ways to induce labor naturally, acupressure is quite notable because of how it is done and how it helps the woman ease up her delivery.
Acupressure, as a way to induce labor naturally.
Is done by applying light to moderate pressure on the exact and precise areas of the body or the pressure point with the use of the fingertips. Acupressure points may be found all throughout the body but are most common in the hands, the shoulders, the lower legs, and the ankle bone.
This may also be done by the woman itself, provided she can properly reach the acupressure points with ease. Otherwise, her partner can also use acupressure provided that he knows what he is doing. The specific points of the body must be targeted in order that it may be effective.
If you are worrying if acupressure is safe.
It is. Acupressure or labor acupressure is tested to be safe, effective and worry-free when applied to the pregnant woman’s body. When done properly, it has the effect of widening the cervix, stimulate labor and may remove or minimize labor pains. Acupressure is done through pressing and massaging in a small circular motion the parts of the body targeted at least three minutes a day.
There are many ways to know the proper ways of applying acupressure.
It may be from a book, the internet, or from a medical practitioner. Do not attempt to do acupressure if you are not well versed on how to properly do it. One does not need to be an expert but one must know the basics such as the proper pressure to be applied, the right spots to put on the pressure and the time to do it.
If one does this properly, the results will be effective and the mother will be at ease before and during the delivery.