I am getting slightly concerned that I will need another emergency induction and so would like to go into labour asap. Basically I had severe pre-eclampsia last time round and was delivered at 38wks. Im 39+1 today and my blood pressure has started to creep up. Im due to have it checked again on Friday and then see the consultant next week if there is no immediate concern. However if I could spontaneously go into labour fairly soon it would stop a great deal of worry and probably keep my blood pressure down! Has anyone tried reflexology and had good results? I've booked myself an hours session on Friday afternoon and am hoping it will at least relax me if nothing else!
It really was Yes she specialised in maternity reflexology and made sure she checked I was close to my due date so as not to tweak anything that could stimulate labour if it was too early. I can now pop back every other day for a 10 minute 'tweak' of those stimulation points until I actually give birth included in the price which I think is great.
The belief is that different areas of your feet are connected to different areas of your body via meridian lines (I think that's what she called them anyway) and that stimulating these areas can promote healing, balance and well being etc. Stimulating the areas for the pelvis and uterus are also thought to help bring on contractions but of course there is no more proof for this than things like curry, sex, pineapple etc. Like I said though it was very relaxing anyway and I felt very pampered afterwards so it was worth the £35 especially since I can pop back for top up sessions until she is born.