Has anyone tried relexology to induce labour? I am almost 35 weeks and wanted to find out if anyone knows when the best time to start relexology is.
I have been told by my consultant that they will most probably start giving me sweeps at 37 weeks to induce labour as the baby is big and I have blood pressure problems and SPD in this pregnancy and my 2 previous pregnancies. I would rather try a more natural method of induction first as I know how uncomfortable sweeps can be .
I did, but my reflexologist said she wouldn't begin until I was full term (so usual 40weeks for me). In the end I didn't have it til 40+9 but had an hour's session, she drew pressure point over my feet and ankles for DH to apply pressure to every hour, and went into labour about 8 hours later. But then I was 10days overdue so he might have come then anyway
I tried this. Practitioner wouldn't do it until 40 weeks.
It didn't work.
But then neither did three sweeps, two prostaglandin pessaries, manual breaking of my waters and 15 hours of intravenous seratocin hormone, so maybe I was expecting a bit much from some charcoal being wafted at my feet.
There is only one non-medical process that has been proved to encourage labour to start and that is nipple stimulation. Before you get too excited, you have to do it for a long time (hours) and it is only slightly better than doing nothing. Reflexology has not been shown to bring on labour.
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