The acupuncture session was booked and my mind completely open! Booked for 9am last Tuesday morning but on the Monday at 10am my waters broke and had first contraction at 3pm. They were irregular until 8pm and then came more regularly throughout the night. So acupuncture not needed!
however - as baby was back to back the contractions were unbearable, tried TENS etc. He wouldnt shift round and so went all of monday in hospital - not the birth centre i intended as they can only have 1 lady delivering at a time so had to go to hospital. by 4.30pm i was knackered and only 7cm dilated.
cut a long and horrible story short - he wouldnt shift round, they needed to put me on drip to aid contractions and dilation so had to have epidural but contractions slowed down to 12 minutes despite the drip and they couldnt find heart rate with monitors for over an hour (!!!!) so called in registars to ventousse him into the world.
arrived 20.16 on the Tuesday!
Dont fancy doing it all again!!
So with regard o acupuncture starting labour - i still havent got a CLUE!!!!