Use our wooden birthing combs for acupressure during labour. Choose between our small or large comb.
Here's how: As you hold the comb in your palm, the 'teeth' of the comb press on acupressure points. These points lie along the creases of the hands where the fingers join the palm. These are said to help release endorphins (the body's natural painkillers) into the body. Acupressure combs help in two ways - they help reduce pain via the "gate theory" of pain relief, and they give you something to squeeze tightly, helping to minimise the intensity of your surges by taking your focus away from them.
The "gate theory" says that the brain can only focus on a select number of sensations. Because the nerve endings are closer on your hands, they reach your brain faster, helping your body forget or distract you from your surges but not enough to pull you out of labour land.