The Labor Induction I offer has evolved over the years and I am so pleased at where it is at now. I feel like I’ve really landed it. I do my best and trust that if baby is ready baby will follow the thread of invitation we co create in a stimulation session.
Knowing labor stimulation has been one of my biggest gifts. It’s helped some clients from having to get C-sections and scheduled inductions as well as help make a less stressful experience for the babies.
Of course, it is not a replacement for medical care but is a great means of additional support.
As long as you have the green light from your prenatal care provider, we make an effort to stimulate your labor with an induction session.
I use visualization meditation to help the client let go of any to-do list or concerns about past/future and arrive to the moment and feel safely present in their body.
I use invitation meditation to describe the date, time, season, the sky, breeze, colors trees – the details of the day – and I gently coo this all to the baby as I massage the belly and let baby know that if they choose to come today, they’ve chosen a perfect day and we are ready to receive them.
I use rhythmic, timed acupressure points watching a timer. My intuition tells me that rhythm and precise timing is key.
Working bilaterally, I start at the shoulders stimulating gastric motility first and then end around the ankles on points that help ripen the cervix and stimulate labor.
We take our time. I weave relaxation massage into it as well because that is such a big piece.
After a 90 min session, it usually takes a few hours to experience labor contractions and over the next few hours (or days) dilation and softening of the cervix occurs.
I have about a 70% success rate.
Clients have expressed to me that whether baby comes or not, this induction session leaves them feeling emotionally and physically prepared for childbirth.