Natural labour induction

When will the birth begin??

If you’ve made it to Week 40+ you no doubt have a strong desire to GIVE BIRTH ALREADY!!! 

It’s no wonder they say pregnancy lasts for eight months and a year. And maybe you’re getting pressure from your doctor/midwife to get things moving already especially if you’re around 40 weeks and there’s a medical reason not to wait too long.  

Pause. Breathe.

Why hasn’t labour started yet? 

There are a myriad of reasons why you may not have gone into labour yet and if everything is looking healthy and fine, usually it’s not a cause for concern. While “induction treatments” are very popular I like to think of these final treatments as last minute preparation for the birth. 

The baby is in charge of getting labour started and we are just making sure everything is in place to allow the birth to start naturally. Very often, following one of these treatments the labour does start assuming you and your baby are ready for birth. 

Not every woman gives birth at 40 weeks. Unless there is a medical reason to induce labour, most women are given time to start labour naturally. There is still so much we don’t know about what triggers the beginning of labour. However, I think there is significance in waiting for the labour to start naturally as it signals that the baby is ready to be born. 

Often the most important thing to do at this stage is often the hardest: be patient.

How can I help get the labour started? 

During the treatment, I combine the Sobada abdominal massage techniques with reflexology. The Sobada techniques originate in the Maya Tribe in Central America and were passed down via Rosita Arvigo. 

The Sobada womb massage techniques include relaxing massage over your belly and back to improve the blood flow to the uterus, relax the ligaments supporting your baby in your womb and balance your pelvis. This balance and alignment is essential for preparing for birth. 

The better aligned your pelvis is, the more likely your uterus is to contract effectively while in labour, dilating the cervix and allowing the easy movement of your baby down the birth canal.  

Women leave the treatment feeling calm and relaxed and ready to give birth and often labour starts soon after.

I combine the treatments with reflexology because of it’s effectiveness in inducing labour and getting your body ready for birth and overall relaxation. 

Ideally, I like working with women throughout their pregnancy to prepare their bodies for an easier and effective contractions but I’m also happy to help if you’ve made it to week 40+ and you’re ready to give birth and feel like your body needs a bit of a push.

What about the emotional side? 

Our body and are emotions are connected and how you feel about giving birth, issues going on around you and anything that is stressed you out can delay and/or affect your labour and birth.

One of the gifts of holistic treatment is we give space and treat both your body and emotions at the same time. Massage and reflexology are both powerful tools for allowing you to release any fears holding you back, connect to your baby and prepare for the best birth possible.

I’m a holistic therapist and I am here to help you!


I love helping women to overcome their fertility challenges and other issues related to your cycles, pregnancy, periods and/or anxiety. 

I treat women with abdominal and womb massage techniques known as Sobada (formally the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage) and reflexology.

I’m also an Advanced EFT Tapping practitioner and I work with women in particular issues around anxiety, depression, stress levels. 

I teach Fertility Awareness to help women better know their bodies and improve their chances of conceiving or prevent pregnancy naturally.     

I live in Modi’in, Israel and that’s where I spend my days helping women during their fertile years, pregnancy, menopause and other hormonal conditions. Bodywork sessions (massage and reflexology take place in my clinic in Modi’in but EFT Tapping sessions and Fertility Awareness education can take place online or in person).

Learn more about working with me here.


I did a series of treatments with Annette during pregnancy and close to my due date. Annette is amazing! This treatment is not like any treatment or touch I have ever experienced. It’s an energetic treatment, Annette’s touch contains her heart and soul and it’s felt strongly. 

The treatment is full of sensitivity, in choosing the oils that are suitable for me and especially for me and especially for my needs, everything is carefully and emotionally. Annette listened to my personal story, gives tips, contributes from her extensive knowledge and gives an amazing feeling and encourages a deep connection of the body and soul. I strongly recommend treatments at Annette's to every woman. It's an amazing energetic experience!

Update: I gave birth on Sunday afternoon. We’re home now and everything is great thank you. It was a very good birth, long - 12 hours, but the labour kept going the whole time and I was patient that my amazing body was capable and that the contractions would continue gradually and the birth was amazing. 

Einat Kasif, Modi’in

I was having a difficult pregnancy with my twins and I came to Annette for reflexology. She helped me cope with all the changes in my body. I looked forward to her treatments every week. I wouldn’t have survived my twin pregnancy without Annette’s healing hands. Naomi, Modi’in

I thoroughly enjoyed my prenatal massage with Annette. Not only did it provide me with a much needed opportunity for relaxation, but it helped improve my sore and aching body as well. She was gentle and very aware of how to approach a prenatal body, and I felt quite comfortable in her care. Annette’s treatment definitely enhanced both my physical and mental well-being! K.K., Modi’in

Coming for a treatment ( Sobada, abdominal massage and reflexology for pregnancy) with Annette was the perfect thing to do before I gave birth. To stop and listen to my body and give it exactly what it needs so it will have the strength to do what it knows to do best. I highly recommend Annette at all stages of pregnancy and in particular the last month. I can’t wait to come back after the birth. 



I would highly recommend Annette for reflexology treatments. I have been to many different people and find hers superior by far. The first time I went was for pleasure and to release some stress from everyday life. I continued to go through my last pregnancy. It helped relieve a lot of the pressure on my feet and keep me relaxed. The treatment room is clean and comfortable. I look forward to each session and am never disappointed.


I came to Annette’s clinic to help get my body and mind ready for my son’s upcoming birth. In her treatment room, I found such caring and competent hands, a relaxing and serene environment and pure healthy pampering. I felt so ready for the birth of my son and had more confidence and less anxiety that everything would go smoothly. Thank you so much, Annette! 


Shira S

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