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Doctor insights on: Acupressure Techniques To Induce Labor

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more


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Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Possibly: This may be helpful in balancing the body and stimulating the uterus but is no guarantee. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors give inductions?

Can chiropractors give inductions?

Induce labor? No.: No, chiropractors do not induce labor. Chiropractors are not allowed to prescribe, dispense, or administer medications as this falls outside of their primary training. It is possible that some claim to have special "chiropractic techniques" for inducing labor without drugs, but more likely they just do helpful massage, plus movements and positioning of a woman's back, hips, and legs. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture be good for inducing labor?

Can acupuncture be good for inducing labor?

WHO says yes: According to the world health organization, induction of labor falls under the category of “diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment”. ...Read more

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Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contractions to start. All methods have risks, and "natural" methods can be just as risky as medication unless you are being monitored by your physician. If you are concerned and you need induction, talk to your doctor about what your options are. ...Read more

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Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more

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Can you induce labor with swimming?

Can you induce labor with swimming?

No: But swimming is good exercise all the way through pregnancy, if u are at last 39 weeks talk to you doc about induction, I do not let any of my pts go past their due date an induction in my hands has saved many pts from having a csection and from having a bad outcome by not going past their due date. ...Read more

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Can foot accupressure help during early labor?

Can foot accupressure help during early labor?

Ankle & hand: There are two acupressure points that can be used to help induce labor. One is on the hand and the other is inside the ankle. Be aware that they are normally only useful when the body is physiologically prepared for labor. Acupressure can also be used decrease anxiety and pain during delivery. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help induce labor?

What are some ways to help induce labor?

Nature Decides: If you are not more than 41 weeks, let your body decide the safe time to have a baby. Keep doing Kick counts. That is safest method. ...Read more

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Can lucid dreaming be used to reduce stress?

Can lucid dreaming be used to reduce stress?

Yes - seek balance: Stress is the result of an imbalance within resulting from the unconscious part of the mind believing there is a dangerous demand on you . While dreaming you can relieve this stress by guiding your thoughts to relaxation, travel to a peaceful place, imagine finding solutions to problems and peace in conflicts in your dreams. http://drmiller.pinnaclecart.com/index.php?p=product&id=66 can help. ...Read more

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What are some ways to induce labor?

Lots of ways: Pitocin (oxytocin) is a medication that mimics a hormone in your body to start contractions. Cervidil and Cytotec are prostaglandins that soften the cervix and may start some contractions that are used when your cervix is less open. Some doctors use a catheter that manually opens the cervix a little as well. It depends on why you are being induced and how your cervix is to start. ...Read more

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How can I induce a trance to overcome an immediate stressful situation? No money to learn meditation or hypnosis!

How can I induce a trance to overcome an immediate stressful situation?  No money to learn meditation or hypnosis!

Stress managing: techniques are everywhere, starting with Herbert B enson's The Relaxation Response back in the 70's. Ask around. Zazen meditation is one I show clients and its FREE (and non-denominational, non-religious). Hypnosis is so-so in effectiveness in managing stress but it can point you in the direction of learning to relax. CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) is very effective... ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Babies come when: They are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication. ...Read more

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What are some safe ways to induce labor at home ?

Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stay calm & relaxed during labor & delivery with no epidural?

Is there any way to stay calm & relaxed during labor & delivery with no epidural?

It is possible: Would urge learning of biofeedback relaxation techniques, and practicing meditation. Hypnosis might be a very good approach, and of course the traditional La Maz breathing should not be ignored. The epidural is an approach to decrease pain but is not the only one. ...Read more

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How to master meditation techniques to reduce stress?

How to master meditation techniques to reduce stress?

Practice breathing : Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response. You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently. ...Read more

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What positive techniques can be used to teach?

What positive techniques can be used to teach?

Encouragement: Too much of education is based on recitation of facts. People solely with good memories can be good "students" but lousy learners. Teach with passion and encouragement. ...Read more