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Doctor insights on: Reflexology Pressure Points To Induce Labour

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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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Can the same pressure point for inducing labor work for inducing your period?

No: I've been in medicine 20 years and i've never heard of a pressure point for labor induction or inducing your period. ...Read more

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Its dangerous to spike in blood pressure up to 215/99 during panic attack or anxiety ?

Its dangerous to spike in blood pressure up to 215/99 during panic attack or anxiety ?

It can be: As if you have a susceptible area in a blood vessel, it could cause a rupture(like an ruptured aneurysm) and it can place significant strain on the heart and brain, less so in the case of younger persons as yourself. Nonetheless you'd like to avoid spikes like this if possible. ...Read more

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Is it true that massage can help lower blood pressure?

Is it true that massage can help lower blood pressure?

It can: Anything that helps you to relax, massage, a pleasant evening with friends, petting a friendly cat, can help to lower your blood pressure for a short time. Long-term blood pressure lowering requires more extensive lifestyle changes and possibly medication. If blood pressure is a problem for you, see your doctor to plan out your strategy for taking care of it. ...Read more

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Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?

Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?

Sounds like cramp: I gather that your calf muscle contracts and cramps in the night. You may be lacking in magnesium. Try soaking in a warm bath with a hadful of epsom salts in the water. This will provide magnesium that will go through the skin and get into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure medicine trigger sciatic attacks?

Does blood pressure medicine trigger sciatic attacks?

Probably not: Not that i know of! however i would be curious to see if any one else in this forum know something about this. ...Read more

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Can Braxton Hicks contrsctions cause you to dilate?

Can Braxton Hicks contrsctions cause  you to dilate?

No: By definition Braxton Hicks contractions are those that cause no cervical change. That is why they are called false labor. ...Read more

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19 weeks prego. Ok to get pedicure with foot and leg massage? Chance of pressure point actually causing problem/preterm labor?

19 weeks prego. Ok to get pedicure with foot and leg massage? Chance of pressure point actually causing problem/preterm labor?

Myth: It should not be a problem as long as masseuse doesn't over do it by pressing too hard to cause pain. Enjoy and congratulations. ...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?

Deep massage: Trigger points are taut bands of muscle that are tender to palpation. Trigger point release involves applying deep pressure with or without massage to "release" or loosen the muscle tissue. This is a very conservative option. If that fails often trigger point injections can help. See example: http://www.Americanownews.Com/story/20031841/former-football-player-finds-relief-from-neck-pain. ...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 accupressure mat increase blood flow? Is that why it seem to help relieve spasms from neck osteoarthritis? Any harm in using it?

Can accupressure mat increase blood flow? Is that why it seem to help relieve spasms from neck osteoarthritis? Any harm in using it?

No harm. It can help: You are correct . Itcan change to blood flow to the area, which in turn helps healing. Spasm and pain can both be diminished. If you have a chronic condition, such as osteoarthritis, regular use may provide significant relief. ...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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Ergometrime n oxytocine used together for postpasturm bleeding. But oxytocin causes vasodilation while erg. Cause vasoconstrict?So how they work?

Muscle contraction: The uterus is a remarkable organ. After stretching to an incredible size (from normal), it then contractss or tightens upon itself to close the large blood vessels developed during pregnancy to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin stimulates and enhances this contractile activity ergotamine also causes uterine contractions as well as blood vessel constriction, reducing bleeding. ...Read more

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Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

Not believed so: TN is not believed to occur as the result of exercises placing stress on the neck nor positions which cause blood to "rush to the head." Some causes are DIRECT COMPRESSION of the nerve itself by a tumor, aneurysm, AVM, or blood vessel nicking the nerve. Surgeries, strokes, or MS can also cause damage to the myelin covering of the nerve causing pain. Need More info?www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 37 weeks or later?

Is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 37 weeks or later?

No.: Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 37 weeks without a medical indication. ...Read more

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Does reflexology really bring on labor?

Unlikely: While some practitioners utilize reflexology for this purpose, there is minimal evidence that stimulation of this type can produce labor. ...Read more

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38wk due in 8days having so much pressure i can't walk&havin backpain. Went to e.R 3day agoand docs said i wasn't in labour sent me home.Isthis norm?

38wk due in 8days having so much pressure i can't walk&havin backpain. Went to e.R 3day agoand docs said i wasn't in labour sent me home.Isthis norm?

Yes: However see the doctor who will be delivering you. The er doc ha not been following you and doesn't see the amount of pregnant women that your own doctor sees. Go back to him/her. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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Hi will green curry induce labor?

Hi will green curry induce labor?

No: What it might do if you have a sensitive stomach is to cause cramping which might be hard to distinguish from labor. ...Read more

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Does ginger tea help induce labor?

Does ginger tea help induce labor?

No evidence: There is no evidence proving that ginger tea will be an effective form of labor induction. It may not be harmful though, so you are welcome to continue trying it. ...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 a hot shower help induce labor?

Can a hot shower help induce labor?

Soemtimes: Although other times a warm shower can make strong contractions go away. ...Read more

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Any ideas to induce labor besides sex?

Any ideas to induce labor besides sex?

Labor: How about waiting for it to start naturally. If you are really impatient have your OB doctor decide if its okay to have a medical induction done. ...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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What is done for a cervical ripening to induce labor?

Apply medication: The most common way to induce changes supporting progression of labor is to apply some chemicals that stimulate the opening of the cervix (dilatation) called prostaglandins. In addition, such things as nipple stimulation can release one's natural hormone, oxytocin, which can also stimulate labor naturally. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter drug that will induce labor?

Is there an over-the-counter drug that will induce labor?

No: Women have been looking for ways to induce labor for centuries. By "term" 40 weeks of pregnancy, most women are quite ready to go into labor, but there really isn't any known or safe way to induce labor using over the counter drugs. Babies typically come when they are ready to come. If there are medical problems that suggest that delivery should occur, there are specific medical treatments. ...Read more

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I'm past my due date is tere any way i can induce my labor?

Talk to your doc: Your doctor will probably talk to you about induction soon. We usually schedule induction about 1 to 2 weeks after your due date. It is usually better if your labor will start naturally. Induction of labor can stress your baby, so the baby needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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Can cytotec (misoprostol) be used to induce labour after a previous c/s?

Can cytotec (misoprostol) be used to induce labour after a previous c/s?

Not safe: If you have had a prior c-section and wish to have a tolac (trial of labor after c-section), then you cannot use pitocin, (oxytocin) Cytotec or other agents to induce labor. They increase the risk of 'uterine rupture'. This should be discussed with your OB with consideration of the reasons for the prior c-section. ...Read more

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Can doctos decide to induce labour due to gallstone pain?

Can doctos decide to induce labour due to gallstone pain?

Yes: If you are near term and having a bout of acute cholecystitis that need surgery it's often safer to do the delivery and then have surgery. Otherwise if it is a minor episode then they usually let it pass. ...Read more