I am 41 weeks in a few hours. DP and I are looking for the points on the body to try to massage to induce labor: acupressure.<br><br>
Any visual or text resources available online? Do any of you know the points?
Here's a video:<br><br><a href="http://www.videojug.com/webvideo/how-to-induce-labor-naturally-via-pressure-points" target="_blank">http://www.videojug.com/webvideo/how...ressure-points</a><br><br>
I watched this a few times when I was pregnant with my daughter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><br>
Haven't found anything else through a quick google search, but that was the video I thought of when I saw your post.
This page has some info on it for if you are facing inevitable/necessary induction. I wouldn't do it if I was just trying to move things along though.<br><br><a href="http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/Acupressure/induce.aspx" target="_blank">http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/Ac...re/induce.aspx</a>
I have a book called <i>Mother Massage</i> by Elaine Stillerman and it discusses the pressure points. However, I tried this when my water broke to bring on contractions and NOTHING happened. I mean, I didn't feel a thing. Same with the acupuncture I got. So I don't have too much faith in these methods of induction. Castor oil finally got the contractions started, btw...<br><br>
ETA: The points are on the inside of your ankles, approximately 3 fingers' width above the inner ankle bone. Press each spot with your thumb and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 3 times.<br><br>
Let me know if this works for you!