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Guest Article- What are Reliable Ways to Induce Labor of a Full Term Pregnancy?

Posted Nov 01 2008 10:44pm

When you've been pregnant for eight or nine months sometimes it seems like forever. Here is a great resource to help start labor sooner and make it easier and pain free. Thank you Dr. Leino for this great article.


by Lena Leino

Once you reach 40 weeks gestation, you most probably become restless regarding the birth of your baby and start to consider ways to induce labor. There are many ways to induce labor, and once the pregnancy is full term you could choose from various natural labor inducing remedies. However, not all of the methods available are safe, and some may even have serious consequences. Some women also fear the thought of their health care practitioner chemically inducing labor, because this is known to cause contractions that are could be very intense. Most women prefer natural methods for inducing labor that are not only safe, but are also effective.

One of the best methods for inducing labor after 40 weeks gestation is Maternity Acupressure. Acupressure has been used for thousands of years and works by applying pressure to specific nerve or trigger points on the body. One of the most popular reasons women prefer Maternity Acupressure to other forms of inducing labor, is that this holistic method has no side effects and causes no potential harm to the unborn baby. In fact, the only side effect that is possible to experience with Maternity Acupressure is feeling a slight tenderness at the spot where the Acupressure is being performed.

It's amazing that merely applying pressure on specific spots along your skin can actually help the cervix to dilate, help the baby to drop down and encourage labor contractions. Expectant mothers and fathers, as well as midwives and doulas, all agree this is true; in addition, research has proven it. The negative effects of other methods are well known; many women suffer fear and anxiety when considering an invasive and potentially painful method. Acupressure has a history of excellent results without these effects.

Maternity Acupressure is both safe and effective. Acupressure poses no threat to the baby or the mother. The only time that you should worry when using Acupressure is if you are not full term. Because Acupressure is effective, women who are not full term should not use it, as they may trigger contractions too soon. However, once you are safely ready to deliver, Maternity Acupressure is safe for both mother and child. You do not need to worry or fear that chemicals are passing to your baby, or that your baby will be born with his or her senses dulled due to the effects of drugs that were administered to induce labor.

Because Maternity Acupressure is inexpensive to perform and it doesn't require the use of additional tools or equipment, many women find that Maternity Acupressure is the best choice for inducing labor after 40 weeks gestation. You could apply acupressure to induce labor by your self or have a partner to massage you. Due to the fact that Maternity Acupressure is simple and easy to perform, it can be used even without previous experience in acupressure or any other type of massage. This technique is a great choice for dads. By administering Maternity Acupressure to their partners before and during labor they can to be truly helpful to the birthing mother by helping the labor to start and to proceed smoothly.

About the Author

Discover how to induce labor naturally by using Maternity Acupressure. These techniques are a common method being used by more and more expectant mothers. This holistic approach is an easier way to induce labor without medical intervention as well as safe and effective. More information is revealed at

Click here to read the Easier, Shorter And Safer Birth Acupressure Guide.

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