I just wanted to share a fun experience with EFT as a doula (birth assistant).  I was assisting a first time
mom, who was not sure about the process, but thought that she wanted to try to give birth without an
epidural.

We did some visualization and EFT about five days before she went into labor for any fear or
apprehension she was experiencing.  She was very responsive and seemed to feel very ready afterward.  
As her labor progressed and started to change, I would surrogately tap while focusing on her.

She lagged a little bit and was very tired in the middle of active labor.  So I had her lie down and tapped
her for the tiredness and the lack of progress.  I also tapped surrogately as they did the IV, because she
has a hard time with needles.  She was very calm as they did the IV and her labor progressed very quickly.  
She went from 7 centimeters dilation to 10 cm dilation and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, without an
epidural. She was very happy and excited about the whole experience.

I am excited about the possibilities of using EFT during labor for all kinds of issues and believe it is a
wonderful tool.  I also feel an important aspect EFT could be used on during birth is the comments that are
made by doctors or nurses, or family members, about the mother that she perceives to be negative.  They
stick with the woman, because she is focused internally and almost in a state of hypnosis.

She tends to believe any negative statements made about her or her abilities to give birth, so being able
to tap a mother and reframe those experiences during the labor or shortly after would enhance not only
her feelings about this birth, but any following births as well.  What a great way to empower women, as
they become mothers!  Once again another way to use this wonderful tool!
EFT ARTICLES:  Using EFT to
Give Birth Without An Epidural
I also tapped surrogately as they did
the IV, because she has a hard time
with needles.  She was very calm as
they did the IV and her labor
progressed very quickly.  She went
from 7 centimeters to 10 cm dilation
and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy,
without an epidural.
While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it has only been in use in its current form since 1992. Therefore, it must still be considered to be in the experimental stage. You are an expert on your own health, so please take full responsibility for
your use of EFT. Eileen Sullivan is not a licensed health professional. She offers EFT as a certified EFT practitioner, ordained interfaith minister, and certified holistic doula. Where appropriate, please consult your healthcare practitioners regarding your
use of EFT. It is VITAL to note that you should not stop taking any prescribed medications, nor alter your dosage, without the advice of the prescribing physician
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