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for those of you who have had it or are doing it now...<br><br>
Just had my first session ever on Thursday night. It was relaxing and pretty much what I expected. What I am wondering is what points you get needled. I just got the ones a few inches above above my ankles and the ones between my thumbs amd forefingers. I guess those are the ones for inducing labor.<br><br>
Second question: have you ever heard of getting electric stimulation of those points? (something the acupuncturist mentioned as a possible follow-up on Monday)<br><br>
Third question: tell me some lovely success stories with this method of induction.<br><br>
I really went not expecting to go into labor, but secretly wishing I would! It's been two days. Maybe I need more? Or maybe I just need to go back and get needles in the pressure points that help with patience!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Web between thumb & index, 3 fingers above ankle & two on lower back.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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two on lower back, huh. I'll have to ask about that one. Maybe I didn't get that one done because I was sitting. Maybe I can lay on my side when I go back on MOnday.....if I haven't gone into labor, that is.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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One of my doula friends is an acupuncturist. I had acupuncture with her to induce labor. The points sound right. Yes, electric stimulation is an option. I did it once...you don't feel a difference. Generally, it takes three visits for it to work. I had success with it...as have some of my doula clients. It is clinically proven to work!
 

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three times....hmmmm. MAybe I should've gone again on Friday and then Monday! Can you tell I am soooo ready to do this labor thing??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I had the points mentioned plus one on each foot about an inch above the second and third toe, and also a point at the top of each shoulder (kind of close to the neck). I was already in labor so it wasn't for induction exactly, but to speed up what was already going on.
 
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