12 Ways To Have a Quicker, Shorter Labor


There are certain pressure points on your body which can put you into labor – this is why many massage practitioners won’t give massages to pregnant women without special training.

Although often used to induce labor, these acupressure points can also be used to help baby engage or help slow and intermittent contractions speed up. The video on the right shows some of the main acupressure points that can be used.


Lower Your Stress Levels

Stress is one of the leading causes of labor slowing down. The two most common causes of stress during labor are:

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Comments (4)
  1. Belinda says:

    I was induced for my boy, overdue about 2weeks. Traumatized.
    One thing I was annoyed about later is the midwives encouraged me to get in a bath during early stages. This then slowed my labour right down and they said oh yeah that happens sometimes. I was so very annoyed! I wanted to have a water birth and now it meant I needled all these other stronger methods requiring constant monitoring in a bed.


    1. D says:

      I wasn’t induced but received the same advice and same outcome,I have in my birth plan this time that I don’t want to be offered the pool until I am at least 7cm this time.Although I am hoping to manage to stay home until well in established labour this time so hopefully it won’t be such an issue.

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