I have had a pitocin induction and will do ANYTHING to avoid another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, how does accupuncture/pressure work to put a woman into labor? Is it successful? I am a little dilated and almost totally effaced. Two beautifully vertex/vertex babies. I have never had accupuncture done, but I did find a few practicioners in the phone book. Do I call and ask if they have experience in this?
Any suggestions are welcome. I know that induction isn't a popular topic here, but for me, it's about to become a necessity. So, I'm just trying to make it as natural as possible.
On the other hand, when I was in labor, the same friend did acupressure for me with no real results.
The bottom line is that it can't hurt, and it just may work like a charm for you. I would go for it. You might also want to call some local resources such as a midwife or doula and ask them if they can recommend anybody.
Will your OB or midwife do a strip and sweep of your membranes? I think that's what finally triggered it for me, and if you're looking at an induction anyway it wouldn't hurt to try this first. Also try lots of intercourse; both dp's semen and your orgasm will help move things along.
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I may call the accupuncturists tomorrow to see if anyone would consider seeing me on Friday. I suppose it can't hurt...and maybe it could work. I contract all day and all night long, but nothing strong or patterned enough to actually go into full-fledge labor. I'm trying to keep my bp under control by laying down most of every day, but that's hard with an almost 3YO to care for...
I guess it's just a wait and see thing. The peri keeps telling me it's unusual to have to induce twins, they usually come early...but I'm afraid I'm the exception to that rule I was 2w over with ds and had to be induced because I had no amnio fluid left and a deteriorating placenta. My body just never figured out it needed to go into labor...
And this PUPPPs thing is about to make me CRAZY. I itch so badly I could just scream
I told the mw today that I don't care what anyone says about childbirth hurting, it HAS to be easier than the end of a twin pg...