Wood Acupressure Birthing Comb

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$13.50 each

Our wooden birthing combs for acupressure during labour have nice blunt "teeth" so they apply just the right amount of pressure without feeling "stabby".

Here's how to use them:

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 hold as tightly as you like, and give you something to focus on.

This "gate theory" holds 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 about the contractions.

That's the theory, anyway!

Our acupressure combs are engraved with a little birth affirmation: "I am safe. I am strong".

Once labour is over and done, these peach wood combs are lovely for de-tangling hair easily, and provide a tangible memory of the incredible day that you did an incredible job, bringing a new little life into the world.

They can also be useful for "combing" your breasts - you use the comb to stroke your breasts towards the areola, which can be helpful for dislodging blocked ducts (best done in the shower under the flow of warm water).

Our combs come with a handy little calico drawstring bag to keep your comb clean.

Want to know more?

How to use a hair comb for labour pain

The bizarre way a comb can help reduce labour pain

This post by Debra Bretts includes a video to help you locate the pressure points accurately:

Hand Point Location



  1. Amazing!
    By on May 10, 2023

    I found using this comb so helpful in my recent labour, it didn’t leave my hand even as my baby was being born. Such a simple and effective tool to have on hand.

  2. A great tool
    By on July 18, 2022

    Was glad to have this with me during labour- very helpful to have another sensation to focus on when overwhelming contractions came. Lovely quality item.

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