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Why and How? Well that’s exactly what I asked my self when I saw a picture of a laboring mother grasping a comb. Initially I thought maybe she’d picked it up and kinda forgotten about it during a contraction BUT when I read the comments section from the photographer it turns out it has a real benefit to labour.

Natural Pain Relief For Labour

Did you know a comb can be used during labor?! And no its not for your hair.When gripped in your hands, a comb can…

Posted by Fox Valley Birth and Baby on Monday, 15 July 2019
Using a comb for birth

How does it work? Well you’ve heard of acupressure..Acupressure applies pressure on specific points on the body to treat health problems naturally and restore the harmonious flow of energy. There are several pressure points you can use for relief during labour but perhaps the easiest way would be to hold a comb that hits those points for you. The teeth of the comb are held to the base of the fingers which helps to relieve pain. It also plays a part in the pain gate theory where it distracts the brain into focusing away from contractions and towards the sensation in the hand.

When I spoke to my Facebook community about combs for labour, I found several women that used them and even a midwife that told me she learned about them when she was training to be midwife. Even if you’re skeptical its most definitely worth a shot before you consider more invasive pain reduction techniques.

Wooden Birth Comb
Using a comb for pain relief in labour

Any comb will work however when I searched online for a suitable comb for labour I found nothing special so I decided to make our own. And of course ours is pretty unique.. in fact it’s the only birth affirmation comb around. Need convincing on the power of affirmations ? Read here

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