7 Effective Tips To Help Induce Labor Naturally

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

It can be stressful as you are approaching your due date and you show no signs to labor whatsoever.

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.

Unless you were asked to bed rest, you should be moving and exercising throughout pregnancy. Gentle exercises like walking, sitting on the ball, swimming can help relax the body.

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

Human semen contains hormones called Prostaglandins, which can dilute and soften the cervix in preparation of labor. Orgasm also releases Oxytocin, which helps the uterus to contract.

Nipple stimulation is another way to soften the cervix that is not as tedious as having sex at full term.

3. Nipple Stimulation

I understand that you are worried about water breaking and hoping that everything goes well so that you can meet your little one soon.

4. Relax

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

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

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All material provided is for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your doctor.