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    Default Acupuncture foe labour support. Does it really work?

    Has any now tried acupuncture for labour support? Does it really work?

    It is suppose to be done once a week from 36th week for shortening the labour. If anyone has done it would really like to know if it really works.

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    I had one session a week from 37 weeks.

    Don't know about shortening my labour, I had 38 hours of contractions all up - 17 hours of active labour and my waters had broken 26 hours before I gave birth. It did probably help my stamina!! I also had a completely drug free labour.

    I love acupuncture and had it while TTC then to help with morning sickness and would go pre birth again.

    It can also be great for induction if necessary.

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    Not sure if by labor support you mean whilst you are in labour, if so i didnt have that.

    I had it about 3 times between 36-38weeks. (maybe 4 don't remember sorry)

    I went for my routine 38wk check up Monday 11am and was already 3cm dilated & having pretty good contractions so the ob did a stretch & sweep to get things moving.

    I had my daughter 11.30pm Tuesday night, I had a drug free labour but was in pain for a good 30hrs+ with 2hrs of pushing then forceps delivery.

    However my daughter was posterior which may have slowed things down and if I didn't have the stretch & sweep I may have had her a few days later but it could have been a quicker labour. I guess u never really know.

    I don't think I would have gone into labour/started dilating as early without the acupuncture ... She was 3.3kgs & perfectly healthy & ready to be born.

    I'm starting acupressure massage today (I'm 39w 1d with my second) as I wasn't a big fan of acupuncture due to the needles. They didn't 'hurt', I just don't like needles
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    My waters also broke 14.5hrs before bub born ...

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    Hey where r u getting accupresure massage done? I hate needles too.

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    I had it regularly before my VBA2C and during labour. Had a drug free easy 6 hour labour.
    Am currently 36 weeks and getting it once a week and she'll also be at the birth again. Hopefully it all goes just as well!

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    I'm in Canberra and got the acupressure somewhere fairly local ...

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    I'm due 13/3/13 - I had acupressure massage 7/3/13 in the arvo and 9/3/13 in the morning and am sure it's helping, will update later


 

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