Preparing to meet your new baby can be one of the most exciting, yet terrifying times of your life.
A Natural Induction of Labour treatment is available to most women who are hoping for a natural start to their labour. As long as there have been no serious complications during your pregnancy, you can book in for an induction of labour treatment from 40 weeks of pregnancy. If your midwife gives their approval and their is medical reason, this can be brought forward to 38 weeks.
The treatment is an hour long and combines both reflexology and acupuncture points (although acupuncture can be excluded if you would prefer). It is a very relaxing treatment which focuses on;
- reducing tension in the hips and lower back
- encouraging healthy digestion
- eliminating headaches
- reducing feelings of anxiety
- promoting a great nights sleep
- stimulating the onset of contractions
Whilst it is impossible to conduct a scientific study into the effectiveness of the treatment, approximately 90% of the pregnant women who have the treatment are in labour within 24 hours. This can be considered to be either a high success rate or, a high coincidence!
Please make sure that you book your appointment to induce labour well in advance (at least 3 weeks), so that I can make sure you can have the time that you want.