How to induce labor at home safe

1. Sex is commonly suggested for natural induction, due to semen containing prostaglandins, which are said to help ripen the cervix. Oxytocin (the labor hormone) is also produced when a woman has an orgasm, which may play a role in getting things started!

2.Acupuncture is said to have been used very successfully for thousands of years to induce labor in women who are over-due. Are you afraid of needles?

3.We've all heard that spicy foods can induce labor! A word of warning, it can also send you on several uncomfortable trips to the bathroom. Consume at your own risk!

4.Performed by your doctor or midwife, this involves gentle separation of membranes from the cervix during a vaginal exam to help induce labor. This is typically performed when a woman is at term, and there are no complications.

5.Enzymes found in pineapple are said to help ripen the cervix, which can bring on labor. It may also give you wicked heartburn and diarrhea.

6.This is a growing myth. Many people swear by eggplant parmigiana to induce labor!

7.Nipple stimulation is said to help induce labor, and some women even try using a breast pump to achieve this. Nipple stimulation can cause your body to release oxytocin, which may bring on contractions.

8.Bouncing on a birthing ball. This method is related to the bumpy car ride. Still, a good way to get a little physical activity, I guess!

9.Another way to ripen the cervix, Evening Primrose Oil may be taken orally and/or internally to help induce labor. Anyone tried this method?

10.I have heard several people swear by Raspberry Leaf Tea, which is a uterine tonic, and is said to have benefits after the birth for breastmilk production.

11.Like walking, it is said that going up and down some stairs a few times might help set your labor into motion. Just don't overdo it, and be careful!

Any more tips, moms?

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    06/05/14
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      06/06/14
      This was my experience too. I think that if I went a few days past 40 weeks, though, I'd start to wonder.
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        06/05/14
        amanda
        We tried sex and driving down cobblestone roads (not at the same time). I also tried walking long distances or time. And a few other things listed here. NOTHING worked. My kids were stubborn. Guess that's a glimpse of what I have to look forward to lol
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        06/05/14
        amanda
        Yeah I wouldn't try a lot of things people suggested because I looked into them and they were dangerous. People were telling me to drink kyro and oj mixed together and I read that it was dangerous to do. I don't remember the others but I remember a lot of people telling me that.
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        06/05/14
        amanda
        Yeah that was the other one people kept telling me that I couldn't think of.
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