Acupuncture to Induce Labor: My Experience

image2I was starting to get worried as I approached my due date. I knew my doctor would let me only go to 41 weeks and then I would need to be medically induced. I had really want to try to do a natural delivery as much as possible, but wanted to go into it with an open mind and not ruling anything out.  I felt like being medically induced would increase my chances of wanting an epidural (because I hear Pitocin is killer and gives you longer harder contracts). But I guess the baby has to come out one way or another.  And from what I have read the once you have reached 41 weeks that there is not any benefit for the baby to stay in there and actually increases the risk of a still birth.

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