Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregancy and Childbirth

Acupressure

This section contains information on using acupressure points to help women prepare for labour, to use as pain relief during labour, to assist with after pains and establish breast feeding.

These acupressure points can be used by women and their support people to encourage the body's optimal response during labour, promoting an efficient labour and recovery.

The Acupressure DVD on this site was used as part of an educational intervention for childbirth. Usually studies offering women natural techniques during labour report that while women state they thought the interventions were useful to them, there are no differences in birthing outcomes such as epidurals and caesarean sections. However, this study found that women using specific natural interventions reduced their epidural rate (24% verus 69 % in the usual care group)  and halved their caesarean section rate. This was statically significant, which means it  unlikely to be due to chance finding. All women in the natural intervention group where shown the acupressure points on this site and received this DVD to use at home. Acupressure was frequently used during labour by women and their support people in this study. For more information on this study that also included visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques please click on this Link 

This section of the webpage contains information on using acupressure points to help women prepare for labour, to use as pain relief during labour, to assist with after pains following labour and establish breast feeding. These acupressure points can be used by women and their support people to encourage the body's optimal response during labour, promoting an efficient labour and recovery.

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