Does Maternity Acupressure Really Work or Is it a Scam? Here is a review of Dr. Lena Leino's Program:
Maternity Acupressure is relatively new to western medicine, but it has shown some very promising results, and women who have used it during labor are huge proponents of it. In Dr. Leino’s book you will learn how this ancient technique can be used to naturally induce labor, shorten the process, and reduce the pain involved.
Acupressure is helpful during labor because it:
- Calms the mind
- Reduces the pain of contractions
- Reduces nausea and vomiting
This technique is most useful for women who were due days ago but are still unable to induce labor. At this point they are quite uncomfortable, and want to avoid the health risks associated with carrying the baby too long. Acupressure has been proven to reduce the need for medical induction of labor by bringing it on naturally.
There are several acupressure points that are beneficial to use when labor is approaching. Stimulating these points helps to:
- Dilate the cervix
- Speed up labor
- Help the baby descend
- Stimulate labor contractions
In addition to the physical effects, maternity acupressure also helps relieve anxiety and reduce tension and fear during the very intense process of giving birth. For those worried about the safety of acupressure you will be happy to learn that it does not over stimulate the body or harm the baby in any way. It simply helps the body do its job.
History of Acupressure
Acupressure has a history that dates back nearly 4,000 years, and has now been extensively used in the west as well. The National Institutes of health and the World Health Organization has both given maternity acupressure their stamp of approval, and an increasing number of women are using it each year. Its ability to prevent the mother and baby from becoming distressed and making sure that labor occurs in a smooth and timely manner is what has made it so popular.
There are numerous advantages to not having to medically induce labor. For one, it can take hours to have an effect. It can also make for a painful delivery, which is not ideal for the mother or her child. The longer the birthing process is the greater chance of vaginal tearing and decreased fetal heartbeat, so the faster it happens the better.
While there are no negative side effects to maternity acupressure you should keep your doctor informed as to what you’re doing so he or she is informed and prepared. Also, you will want to ask your doctor if there are any reasons you should not induce labor. In 99% of cases there will be no reason, but it is always best to confirm.
Maternity Acupressure sells for a onetime payment of only $29, so it is quite affordable. Customers have left rave reviews for the guide, and many mothers using it for their second or third births report a significant reduction in pain, tension, fear, and delivery time when compared to previous deliveries. The book comes with a 60 day money back guarantee as well, so you can try it risk free.