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.
Come visit the NEW QuirkyBaby website -- earn QB Bucks rewards points for purchases, reviews, referrals, and more! Free US shipping on great brands of baby slings and carriers and FREE BabyLegs or babywearing mirror on orders of $100+. Take the QB Quiz for personalized advice!
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...
|36 members and 17,929 guests|
|AllTomorrowsParties , Bow , cadence.clair , Dakotacakes , Deborah , Dovenoir , emmy526 , esg , Germaya , girlspn , greenemami , gzornblat , harrietsmama , hillymum , incorrigible , IsaFrench , judybean , katelove , LiLStar , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , oaksie68 , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , samylonly , scheelimama , shantimama , Skippy918 , Socks , sren , waterlily12 , Wolfcat|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.|