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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Accu push

Yep. No baby yet.

Yesterday I took Danielle to eat eggplant parmesan. Supposedly eggplant is listed as "downbearing" by ancient Chinese science. Which in our case means it's helpful with inducing labor. I guess a restaurant named Scalini's captitalized on this and stated that if an expectant mother does not deliver within 48 hours of eating their dish they get a gift certificate for a free meal. See info and recipe. You will see all sorts of websites out there that seem to discount their claim - stating that it is just the basil and oregano. Uh - who knows. It has not been 48 hours yet - so all judgements are out.

Today I took Danielle to an accupuncturist (Sulema De La Rosa). Yes, the kind with needles.

A friend referred us to go. Our friend went to an accupressurist (similar to the needle kind, but think massage). After our friend's visit the practitioner stated that she should go in labor at about 2 or 2:30 AM. She went to labor at 2:30 AM. Needless to say - this sounded good to Danielle - since it seems to help induce labor in a much more gentle, natural form. Here is more info and there's tons more out there.

So the "visit" took over an hour - she looked at Danielle and checked the baby's heartbeat. She then put some small needles in Danielle's ears, shoulders, palm and above the ankle (8 needles). We sat in the quiet room and listened to some quiet Chinese-sounding music which was soothing. Then the lady came back to the room and would move the needles until Danielle could feel them again. After the second or third "rest" she removed the needles and put on small magnets. It was all very interesting - although I am not sold on the ying-yang philosophies behind it. I do believe that there are many complexities of the body that are overlooked and not understood by most modern science however.

Sulema told Danielle that if after 2 days (48 hrs) she was still pregnant that Danielle could come back and get another free visit (2 days later). This is how confident she was that Danielle would go into labor (she believed within 24 hours). When speaking with Sulema she told us that the soonest she had someone start labor (after the accupuncture session) was after removing the needles. The longest it has taken for her is after the second accupuncture session.

It will be interesting to see if this provides a "push" and Danielle goes into labor within 24 hours. Here's hoping it is.


Blogger Jeremy said...

Ha, that's pretty funny.

1:20 PM

Blogger Jeremy said...

... but I hope that it all works out for you.

2:31 PM

Blogger Jeremy said...

Any updates?

7:40 AM

Blogger Peter Fli... said...

see next blog

8:12 AM


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