7 Natural Ways to Induce Labor

Inducing labor is a serious decision and should be discussed with your midwife or doctor before you attempt inducing labor at home.

There are many ways to induce labor medically. Doctors may give medicines, hormones or a medical procedure to soften the cervix and to bring out contractions.

Even though there are no guaranteed ways to induce labor, there is enough anecdotal evidence to believe that these techniques might help you kick start labor.

Squats and lunges can help the baby drop into the pelvis. Although be careful not to overdo it, you don’t want to be exhausted when the actual labor starts.

1. Exercise

Sex during pregnancy is generally safe unless you are flagged high risk for pre-term labor or placenta problem that your doctor must have discussed with you.

2. Sex

The theory is that stimulating nipples can mimic breastfeeding which signals the brain to release the hormone Oxytocin.

3. Nipple Stimulation

Practice some relaxation techniques like listening to positive affirmations, meditation or even sleep can help prepare your body for the upcoming labor.

4. Relax

Certain foods are touted to help bring in labor. While there is no guarantee that this might work, it doesn’t hurt to try delicious food.

5. Foods

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea is believed to tone your uterus, but it can be used to induce labor naturally.

6.Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

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