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Can prenatal massage therapists induce labor?

Can prenatal massage therapists induce labor?

OMM: Osteopathic manipulation, particularly at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine, can be very effective in inducing labor when carefully applied by a skilled physician. The physician can also help to deliver the baby if things start moving quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Does caffeine induce labor?

Does caffeine induce labor?

No: But too much caffine at term can be bad for your heart , if you re 39-40 weeks please discuss with your OB about inducing, I have delivered over 5000 babies and do not let any of my pts go past their due date. ...Read more

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Any value from myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

Any value from myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

In some cases: In some cases this can be helpful . In my experience these trigger points are often the result of dysfunction of the deeper tissues in the joints and ligaments and i get better results if i address these problems rather than deal with the problems at the surface such as trigger points. Often the trigger points will go away if the deeper structures are treated properly. ...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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Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Effective 4 some : Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor first. Gently rubbing, tweaking the nipples over time will lead to some uterine contractions. ...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 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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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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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement 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. ...Read more

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Do epidurals slow labor down?

Do epidurals slow labor down?

No: The actual answer is yes & no! the only part of labor it has been shown to prolong is pushing. Without the sensation of pressure pushing may be less effective. That said, i've also seen patients actual accelerate progress in labor after an epidural. This is thought to be from a patient being able to relax. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation help with reducing seizure frequency in epileptics?

Can chiropractic manipulation help with reducing seizure frequency in epileptics?

No: Seizures have their origin in the brain. Chiropractors have a discredited theory of disease causation with the spine as the center of illness. No spinal manipulation will alter the wiring pattern of the brain. You should be seeing a neurologist and there are some who specialize in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more

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Do trigger point injections help with fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Query is whether trigger point injections can ameliorate fibromyalgia pain. Trigger points are able to be detected by sensitive touch, ultrasound, chemical and blood flow changes, and oxygen deficits. Trigger points seem to be effectively reversed by massage, trigger point injections, and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Where r the accupressure points to ease stress?

Where r the accupressure points to ease stress?

Acupressure points?: Not easy to describe but , but u can see see some one trained in acupuncture and he /she may answer question. ...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 can I naturally induce labor?

How can I naturally induce labor?

Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more

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What does it mean to "induce" labor?

Kickstart: Your ob/gyn may recommend an "induction" of labor for reasons related to your or your baby's health. There are numerous reasons for needing to have this option recommended. You are admitted to the hospital, fetal monitoring, IV started and a dilute solution of Pitocin (oxytocin) is given to start labor contractions slowly. Indications such as post dates, toxemia, iugr, fetal distress, and more `. ...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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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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What are the best ways to induce labor naturally?

Lots of advice: There are numerous old- wives tales on this subject. The bottom line is ... When the baby is ready they will be born. ...Read more

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Is there anything that'll induce labor at home being at 5cm?

Patience: There is nothing that is used to induce labor outside the hospital. At 5cm you could start labor at any time. ...Read more

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Does walking induce labor?

Does walking induce labor?

No, but it helps: Walking doesn't induce labor but it might help in bringing the fetus down and help stretch the cervix a bit. ...Read more

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Does caffeine induce labor?

No: But too much caffine at term can be bad for your heart , if you re 39-40 weeks please discuss with your OB about inducing, I have delivered over 5000 babies and do not let any of my pts go past their due date. ...Read more

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Does walking induce labor ?

Does walking induce labor ?

Many people say so: I'm sure you will get more replies, but: this is certainly what i heard and so did my daughter. It's a natural way to prompt the natural process. I have no idea that it would overcome problems that might require intervention. Talk with your midwife, doula or obgyn for your specific situation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do doctors induce labor?

Labor: There are different ways to induce labor: stripping membranes, rupturing membranes, IV Pitocin, (oxytocin) insertion of prostaglandins into vagina, or inflating the balloon of a foley catheter to apply pressure to cervix. ...Read more

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Does chamomile tea induce labor?

Does chamomile tea induce labor?

Doubtful, BUT: Consuming large quantities of chamomile alcohol extract might induce labor, so it's not recommended in pregnancy. Chamomile tea is much, much weaker and is not likely to induce labor. However, some have connected premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus with maternal chamomile tea drinking: http://tinyurl.Com/lde4mfr safer teas include lemon balm, peppermint, raspberry leaf, etc. ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate ok to induce labor?

Is magnesium citrate ok to induce labor?

Not likely: Magnesium is used by OB to slow / delay / stop labor. Mag citrate will likely just give you a colicky stomach prior to "clearing you out" from wrong (or at least not intended) orifice. Sorry. ...Read more

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Could pineapple induce labor at 34 weeks?

Could pineapple induce labor at 34 weeks?

No: Pineapple does not induce labor. Food Poisoning or Urinary tract infections can give you some contractions and may lead you into preterm labor. ...Read more

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Can prenatal massage therapists induce labor?

OMM: Osteopathic manipulation, particularly at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine, can be very effective in inducing labor when carefully applied by a skilled physician. The physician can also help to deliver the baby if things start moving quickly. ...Read more

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Help can castor oil really help induce labor?

Diarrhoea: Castor Oil gives you diarrhea and tends to give you false labor which is irritating. Castor Oil may give some other associated side effects. Please consult with your doctor before you use castor oil. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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