Last Friday I traveled to Norman, OK to take a workshop with Nick Olaw on Acupressure Comfort Measures. I went for a number of reasons, but the biggest one was this: I remember being pregnant guys. It wasn't always (or even usually) a picnic! I felt hungover with nausea for the first four months, was plagued by migraines, and slept like garbage. My back was sore, I was anxious, and the kicker- I was told by my midwives to only take tylenol- a drug that does zilch for pain for me. So any tools I could bring with me to show the pregnant mamas I work with everyday, I want them.
The best part about being shown how to use some of these tools is that I can also show your partner another way to help. So many partners and family members wish they could help but just don't know what to do. I remember looking at my husband while I labored with my first son and he was heartbroken he couldn't DO anything for me. So I am so excited to bring another trick to the table- acupressure comfort measures. They are low risk, easy to teach, and feel like a comforting massage most of the time! What's not to love?