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#1 of 13 Old 03-07-2009, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I will be 42wks tomorrow and I am looking for a recommendation for an acupuncturist or reflexologist with experience in naturally inducing labor....Figure it can't hurt at this point

I am in the Northern RI/Southeastern MA area, so looking for someone around Providence or the Franklin/Mendon/Bellingham area.

If you don't have any recommendations...just send some good labor vibes my way :

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If you want to travel to Wareham, there's an acupuncturist at Wareham Nurse Midwives, don't know her name but you can find out by calling...
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Sending beautiful birthing vibes your way....
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Have you tried doing any yourself Sheramy? I did one on my wrist and one in the V between my thumb and pointer. I can't say absolutely that it brought labor on but I do think it made my labor incredibly fast (which was not so great). All the best!!!!!

Oh and check out "birthright RI" it has recs for acupuncturists to use prenatally.

http://www.hypnobirthingri.com/resources/
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You can try soaking your feet in warm water and rubbing them a bit.

Avoid eating any sweets, anything with sugar, raw veggies, fruits, fruit juices, any sweeteners (artificial or alternative), tomatoes and tomato products (ie- ketchup, tomato sauce, etc) until you go into labor.

A good miso soup might help.

Good luck and happy laboring!
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There are pressure points on the ankle that can help. I'm sure you can find it on google and do it yourself. It can't hurt.

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Wishing you easy labor starting soon. My first was born at almost 43 weeks. I know the waiting is tough but they come when they are ready.
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I've heard getting a pedicure works well...but I've never had one, but I have a a 43+ weeker!

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Sending you good birthing vibes!

If you want to talk about some ideas I am happy to chat about what I do with folks... my number is (508) 324-3444.

Good luck mama!!!
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You can try the Reflexology Association of Rhode Island: http://www.reflexologyri.com/, or the American Reflexology Certification Board: http://www.arcb.net, for a reflexologist. Not all Reflexologists and Acupuncturists specialize in maternity treatments so ask when you call.

Good luck!
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Just wanted to post a thank you for all your recommendations and good labor vibes! DS2 finally arrived at 42w5d about 13 hours after a visit to the acupuncturist

If anyone needs a good acupuncturist I would highly recommend Diane Jones in Northborough, MA - she was fabulous!

http://www.dianejonesacupuncture.com/

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Congratulations, She2dancer!!!
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Congratulations!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all at playgroup
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