Maternity Acupressure, while not an overly clever title, is the most popular labor acupressure guide currently on the market. But should it be?
Many women who have passed their due dates or have been given the “all clear” for inducing labor want to do so because of the discomfort and the health risks associated with a fetus growing too big, not to mention your excitement to meet your new little one. These techniques make having a medical induction unnecessary, which has many bonuses. Induction in the hospital can actually lead to longer, more painful childbirths which the mother may not be very clear headed for. Not to mention, the faster childbirth is, the better it is for the mother and the baby. Longer births also sometimes lead to complications such as a decreased heartbeat in the baby and vaginal tearing.
Normally there are many questions an expectant mother has when she is thinking about this natural induction technique, and it is a very smart idea to be sure they are ALL answered before deciding whether or not acupressure is right for you. What is labor(maternity) acupressure? How does it work? Is it safe? Does it work? and so on. This book addresses these questions as well as showing you how to perform the acupressure by using text, pictures, and even video. There are many pressure points used in combination which help in the delivery process by calming you (getting you more into position for lamaze and a more focused birth), producing an anesthetizing effect on contractions, and helping baby descend. They can even turn your baby into the correct position if it is breach in the uterus.
A recent study showed that acupressure used to induce labor works in up to 93% of pregnant women within 48 hours. In some cases, it worked in as little as 25 minutes! On average, the use of acupressure to induce labor also shortens the labor process by 2 hours.
So one of the biggest questions most expecting mothers have about now is: should I get this guide? I firmly believe that you need to have as much information as humanly possible before deciding on what form of induction to use. This book covers what you need to know beforehand, what to expect, how to prepare, birthing positions, and of course how to perform the techniques needed as well as several other topics. Maternity Acupressure has received many positive reviews from women and again is now the top rated product in the marketplace for labor acupressure.
I became aware of this guide while helping my sister through a particularly difficult pregnancy. After I had been living in her place to be close whenever complications arose, I was pretty happy when we were told it was finally OK to induce labor. Being the health nuts we are, we immediately knew we wanted to do this naturally and began searching for a way to do so. I found the Maternity Acupressure guide one night around 2 AM. After reading reviews and then reading the site to find the 60 day guarantee, I bought it and went to sleep. We took a four days reviewing the material, consulting her physician, and preparing everything. When we finally decided to go for it, it took 28 hours before it was time to go to the hospital. Since that experience I am in love with the topic of maternity acupressure and have done tons of research. I even created a whole blog around it!
I want everyone to know the options that are out there for natural induction and make the best decision for them and their baby. Whatever YOU decide, I wish you and your growing family all the luck in this world.