There is quite a number of women who are in favor of less stressful and less painful labor, and this is one of the reasons why they constantly seek ways to help their yet-to-be born child as much as they can, thus inducing the labor a bit earlier – once forty or forty two weeks have passed, usually. In this sense, there are certain methods and techniques that are used more commonly than others in order to facilitate and encourage the labor, as well as to induce a bit stronger contractions and in this manner speed up the entire delivery process.
According to the data made public only recently, as far as the United States of America are concerned, every first birth in five is “given a helping hand” by way of some specific pharmaceutical drugs. But as many would have already figured it out, though aiding, this technique might prove to be quite harmful in the long run both for the mother and her child, due to the possible side effects of the medications in question.
Drugs and negativeimplications
As far as the “modern” ways of inducing labor are concerned, including various medications and drugs, this has become quite a practice today, even though it should not have become one. It is known that labor as such can be prematurely induced quite early – 37 weeks into pregnancy. This stage is regarded as the most frequent one in which these drugs are employed. What needs to be emphasized is that, due to their extremely harmful effect, these drugs and medications should be opted for only in case of emergency and if the natural ways provide no results.
Acupressure saves the day…and the labor
For those who are not familiar with the acupressure ways, especially future mothers, the most important thing to point out is actually the way in which it works. In the light of this, it can be said that this method is based on application of gentle pressure to certain pressure points on the person’s body. Also, this is regarded as even safer technique in the sense talked about here, since it is not invasive and does not induce any kind of pain at all.
There exist no less than three different points which are known to be the ones to surely induce the labor, and they are the following – hoku, spleen 6 and bladder 32.