Acupressure to Induce Labour

Last updated: May 17th, 2020 at 09:33 am

Acupressure to Induce Labour

Acupressure to induce labour is so simple to do, it only requires physical pressure to be applied to the acupressure points that will help induce labour.

Most of these labour inducing acupressure points can be reached by yourself. You may need a partner to access & massage some of these Acupressure points for you.

For the Acupressure points you can access yourself, you can massage them on yourself, but if you like, you can also have a partner perform the Acupressure Massage for you as well.

CAUTION: It is important to have your medical doctor give you the go ahead to use acupressure to induce labour naturally. Also, it is generally advisable to NOT try to induce labour before 38 weeks gestation.

Acupressure Points to Induce Labour

I have converted by larger book “The Essential Acupressure Guide to Induce Labour” into a new condensed, smaller, easy to print out version, it is now a “Mini Guide to Acupressure to Induce Labour”.  It lists the points, how to find them, when to find them & what to do.

Signs of Labour: How You Will Know Labour Has Started

A lot of pre labour or very early labour symptoms can be mistaken for late pregnancy symptoms, which can make it hard to tell if labour has actually started. Many symptoms are explained away as “just another level of pregnancy discomfort”.  It is safe to do acupressure to induce labour even if it has already started, just continue with the acupressure.

Any of these could indicate early labour:

  • Increased or new lower back pain
  • Feeling pressure in your pelvis
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vaginal discharge that is tinged with blood
  • Mucous plug comes away

A more progressed Active Labour could be indicated by:

  • Waters breaking (rupturing of amniotic sac)
  • Obvious, regular contractions (may be painful)

Feeling increased pressure in your pelvis or rectal area (you may feel like you have to poo)

More Ways to Bring on labour:

  • Eat pineapple. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which is reputed to help soften the cervix & bring on labour.
  • Nipple Stimulation. Nipple stimulation produces oxytocin & can produce some strong effects. The method is to stimulate your nipples with your fingers, massaging one at a time. Massage is the first one for five minutes then wait to see what happens before doing more. Once labour is well-established, stop the stimulation.
  • Walking & climbing stairs. Upright movement like these can be helpful especially to help facilitate baby’s head to drop lower into your cervix.
  • Hip rotations while sitting on an exercise ball. This can also be helpful to help facilitate baby’s head to drop lower into your cervix.
  • Hypnosis is a great way to relax & induce labour.


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Linda Ryan- Founder of MARA Fertility Acupuncture Clinic
Hi, I’m Linda Ryan, Fertility Acupuncturist & mother of three: Having overcome my own fertility issues is what drives me to help women like you to achieve the results that I made happen for myself.