To Induce Labor

How to induce labor?
How to induce labor?

How to induce labor?

If your doctor begins to talk about medical labor induction at the hospital, you might be very eager to discover how to induce labor naturally. Recently, Discovery Home & Health channel featured labor induction and how to induce labor naturally. Medical induction could lead to labor contractions that are too intensive, too long and too near to each other. That is why many midwives and obstetricians recommend trying natural ways to induce labor first. Most mothers who have been through medical labor induction could explain the harsh side effects involved. The risks of medical induction is one of the reasons why many expectant mothers are searching for information on how to induce labor .

How to induce labor: Natural ways to induce labor

You might have already come across various ways to induce labor naturally. You might even have tried sex, EPO, walking, spine adjustments by chiropractic, bouncing on the birth ball, and spicy foods, in order to induce labor naturally.

Another quite well known method to induce labor is Acupuncture. Some people are skeptical about acupuncture for labor. It has been shown, however, in several studies that by stimulating specific acupuncture points, the body is gently urged to begin the process of childbirth. You may experience a small amount of bruising where the needles were inserted; this is the only side effect. Needles used in acupuncture and the fear of the pain they may cause stress and anxiety in the mother. The acupuncture needles used are solid, yet extremely thin. That's why there is very little or no pain during the treatment.

How to induce labor: Labor Acupressure

Labor Acupressure is another method shown to be very effective way that helps overdue pregnant women to induce labor . Acupressure is a much softer and easier approach to induce labor naturally. Acupressure uses the same points along your skin as acupuncture. However, acupressure utilizes thumbs and fingertips rather than needles. In order to stimulate the acupressure points to induce labor, the points are first located according to some simple measurements. Then pressure is applied on the skin with thumbs or fingertips for a few moments. The pressure could be applied as a small rotating movement, static pressure, or in a pressure-release manner.

Why to induce labor with Labor Acupressure?

Sometimes, only one acupressure treatment is enough to "kick-start" labor. Most commonly, however, the labor acupressure treatment is repeated in a few hours time to induce labor. Acupressure for labor is beneficial not only in inducing labor naturally, but is also extremely helpful in relieving labor contraction pains, back pains, and nausea, that are often associated with pregnancy.

What is wonderful in labor acupressure is that it could be used at home. Because acupressure is simple, a person with no previous experience could use this method with great success, just by following basic instructions. This is why acupressure is gaining popularity and is being used for several conditions related to pregnancy, not only to induce labor. Midwives and natural health care doctors agree that acupressure is a safe and effective way to induce labor naturally.

Visit http://www.maternityacupressure.com/to-induce-labor/index.html to discover more about the natural ways to induce labor.

Comments 33 comments

TeTe 8 years ago

I've tried sex to induce labor and i'm nine months pregnant but it just does not want to work for me!!! I'm sooo ready to have this baby and I can't afford accupuncture so I guess I'll just have to wait it out. I've even tried walking and going up and down the stairs a million times it just hurts my body and makes me tired :(


Chrissy 8 years ago

Try Casteroil... I have heard it works and I am going to get some today to see if it helps me go into labor also. I have been 3 cm dialated and 100% efaced for 2 weeks. I am ready to have this baby also!


Tracey 7 years ago

I've tried everything! Sex, Hot/spicey foods, walking for 3 miles, nipple stimulation, acuppresure, walking up and down stairs, bumpy rides, swings lol, squats, raspberry leaf tablets & I'm now on an exercise ball!! I've been having irregular contractions for over 5 weeks now. They even prepared her lungs because they thought she was going to come early. My cervix has been soft & only 2cm for 5 weeks too. I've now had enough. I'm being induced in a week as my ligaments are tearing, I've got SPD from having big babies & my body has just had enough. Any idea's please let me know as I've been induced in 2 prevoius pregnancies & know it never works 1st time round! My 1st time I was induced 3 times & it still never worked. They had to break my waters. Oh & caster oil is a no go. I've tried it before & now cant bring myself to wash up a frying pan because the floating oil just makes me heave!!!!!


jenna 7 years ago

tried castoroil yesterday doesn't work ladies


byrde 7 years ago

I am pregnant with a 9 pound baby at 37 weeks.. They are talking about a scheduled C-section at 39 weeks if he doesn't come on his own.. I don't want that HOW DO I GET HIM TO COME ON HIS OWN? It's my third pregnancy and it shouldn't be that hard but I'm starting to think I'm just a warm cozy vessel... HELP ME!!!


Rayne Williams 7 years ago

I was two days from my due date with my first son and I tried eating egg plant, drinking fresh squeezed lemon juice, and walking, and sex, and finally I drank one tablespoon of casterol and juice and went into hard labor that night and had my son less than 20 hours later. It didn't make me go to the bathroom at all either. But I have done it both my grandmothers, my neighbor, and three of my friends and within the first 12 hours we all went into labor. It worked for us so if your that miserable it's worth a try but only 1-2 tablespoons.


Kristy Zak 7 years ago

I am 37wks along and my baby is almost 10 pounds and i have tried the casterol oil with apple juice and it didn't work. I've tried walking a lot, my birthing ball and nothing is working..i feel miserable what do i do...


Daniella 6 years ago

I am 9 months pregnant and i've tried everything i walked, ate spicy food i'm getting really tired carrying this belly around what do i do. And i'm from a caribbean country any suggestions


Ashleigh :) 6 years ago

im 37 weeks pregnant and i have spd and im in agony and ive tried everything to go into labour apart from caster oil because ive heard so many different stories about it and i don't know if i should try it.x im in so much agony but and can barely walk and im so fed up and exhausted can yous help me?? give me some advice??x


Mendi 6 years ago

I am going to try 1 tablespoon of casteroil in about 20 minutes with some of that "Naked" juice, we'll see how it goes!!!


nat 6 years ago

after lots of research laddies 2oz-4 tablespoons of casteroil should do the trick,will gve u belly ache an u will need the loo so stay close to a toilet! worked with my first had her with in 24 hours,my second was a section (planned) am now 39 weeks with 3rd,took 3 tablespoons yesterday so far no sign,all pregnancys differ so does the individual soooo if u brave try it.its worked for lots of people i know. just stay highdrated if you do take it. GOOD LUCK MOMMIES X


Angie 6 years ago

Help 41 weeks and I've tried walking, seafood, nipple stimulation...not to sure about the caster oil...this is my 3rd child but my youngest is 16......


natalie :) 6 years ago

hi im comin up to 41 weeks pregnant and my midwife has give me a date for induction next wednesday but i really dont want to get induced, any ideas of how i can bring my little girl on natrually ?


Judy 6 years ago

I am 38 weeks and preg with baby #3. I tried the castol oil with my first baby and it didn't do anything but keep me up all night long in the bathroom. And with this pregnacy I started the Evening pirmerose oil last week. One by mouth in the morning and insering one vaginaly at night, and still nothing!!! I have been walking so much I am wearing my shoes out!


Jada's mama 6 years ago

iam 35weekz pregnant and i been in and out the hostipal sick and i am so tried and this my first child and i was told to drunk castor oil i only wieghted 104 pounds before now i weight 155 i am so reADY To have this lil gurl


Angelsofmine050710 6 years ago

I just got out of the hospital for preterm labor. This is my third child. I am 36 weeks along and I am so uncomfortable (who isn't). I was placed on some medication to stop my contractions and my OB took me off of them Friday. I was placed on strick bed rest and I haven't listened. I have eaten spicy foods, so we will see. Just want him out soon


DiegoNDezmondsMom 6 years ago

Castor Oil Doesn't workk.. i took two doses and it didn't do anything but send me to the bathroom every couple of minutes.


ALINA 6 years ago

NOTHING WORKS... THEY COME WHEN THEY ARE READY... IM ON MY THIRD CHILD... IM TWO DAYS PAST MY DUE DATE, THIS IS THE THIRD DUE DATE... THEY CHANGED IT TWICE BEFORE AND THEY KEEP MAKING IT LONGER... BUT IVE DONE IT ALL, CASTOR OIL ONLY GIVES U THE RUNS AND MAKES THE BABY POOP TO AND THEN THEY CAN SWALLOW IT... NO GOOD LADIES... HERBS... DON'T WORK BEEN DRINKING PREGO TEA THE ENTIRE TIME... PRIME ROSE OIL, NO EFFECT AT ALL, SQUATTING, WALKING AND STAIRS ONLY MAKE ME TIRED AND EVEN MORE SORE, BUMPY ROADS AND SWINGING DON'T HELP GIVE REGULAR CONTRACTIONS, JUST LIL ONES...AND SEX DOESN'T HELP EITHER... I BEEN HAVING LOTS OF SEX WITH MY HUSBAND... GOOD FOR HIM, UNCOMFY FOR ME AND WHEN ITS OVER U HAVE TO LAY WITH UR PELVIS ELEVATED SO SPERMS STAYS ON CERVIX AS LONG AS POSSIBLE... NOT AN IDEAL POSITION IF U AS ME... I HAVE TROUBLE LAYING DOWN THE NORMAL AND GETTING OUT OF THAT POSITION IS DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST, WELL FOR ME THAT IS. IT SUCKS, BUT THE TRUTH IS NO ONE KNOWS HOW OR WHY LABOR STARTS... AND PROLLY NEVER WILL... U JUST HAVE TO WAIT


gemma 6 years ago

iv try rassberry tea and tablets iv tried black colosh iv had enough sex and walked every day for miles and miles all i had is the feeling off a head between my legs leaving me uncomfortable its my third im massive been told to expect a 10 all ready im due next week and really don't want the baby to get any bigger some one please please help me get started and tell me how to start my contractions nautrally i know my cervis is soft ready i just need to contract any one????????????


Dawn 6 years ago

I drank caster oil and it did put me in labor!!! However when I went to the hospital they could tell it wasn't the "real" thing. They asked me what I had done. When I told them they sent me home with tylenol & pain!! So don't do it!


victoria 6 years ago

All these things don't work.... I tried ALL of them except the castor oil and one day at 39 weeks + 3 I ate some rotten mozzarella cheese ( it had mold!!! yuuucckk) it was in my pasta and it somehow got me to the hospital lol expect the unexpected I guess.... best just wait, it will happen when it should ;)


lash 6 years ago

Nothing works! They'll come out when they ready


MW 6 years ago

I did castor oil with all 3 of my babies and it never worked for any of them. With my first I did 4 oz in rootbeer, and another 2 in OJ. Nothing.. Barely even had to poo.

With my 2nd I did 4 oz in OJ. Nothing..

With my 3rd did 4 oz in rootbeer, and another 2 in rootbeer the next day and still nothing, although my poo did soften a little, but wasn't even runny. I had no stomach cramps or uterine cramps.

I'm preggo again and waiting for labor as usual. Nothing has ever worked for any of my kids except medical induction or allowing nature to take it's course. I almost considered castor oil again, but after remembering how I tried gagging it down (yucky stuff that you can't get off your teeth no matter how hard you try) with all my others and it didn't work, I decided not to bother with it this time.

Good Luck ladies!


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amanda 5 years ago

i did caster oil at 39 weeks +4, gave me one good poo, and one good puke, and then went on with my pregnancy till 40 weeks +4, when i was medically induced due to my baby being to big for my body, or my body being to small for my baby... who knows. i delivered a health 8lb even baby girl, who i called Brooklynn. so to all who say caster oil can harm the baby, i don't think it will, and my OB said there was a very slim chance of it!

Good luck all!


CadensMommie 5 years ago

Hey this is my first pregnancy and I'm 39 weeks Today and I started dialiating 5days ago I dialiated 2cm...and there is no change ...what can I do..someone please help me


nana 5 years ago

The way castor oil worked for me is that i was 38 week

1 cup of milk 2 tbls butter, 1 egg 2 tbls castor oil boil together drink it go for a walk came home and water broke and i was 5 cm dilated and had the baby in about 2 hours works great cant do it to early wont work :)


jenno 4 years ago

Stuff does work! First off you need to give it time. Try a few things...if it doesn't work then try again the next day and repeat!!!


Pjj mom 4 years ago

I'm 37 weeks and my babby is very heavy so I'm very uncomfortable I believe I have dialated 2cm and I just want him out cause I'm in pain every day


Michelle 4 years ago

i am 39weeks pregnant and have litrally been in first stage labour for 12 weeks now all the pain of real contractions but my cervix is holding strong... to strong if you ask me. they tried to stop the contractions earlier on but the nafedapene almost killed me... twice (my heart rate went to 230bpm) now that i am this far along and my cervix is still strong as anything. i have now tried everything that i can possible think of. even the caster oil (which might i add is horrible) nipple stimulation, acupressure, i even ate 3 whole pineapples and nothing..... any ideas would be appreciated


Stephanie 4 years ago

I am now 3 days overdue and have tried everything that i can find online to do, and absolutely nothing is working.. My doctor is a nutcase and wants to let me go until 42 weeks before he even thinks of inducing, which is just insane! My ligaments in my hips are tearing and im having strong contractions, but im having trouble dialating.. I am only at fingertip dialation. I am so miserable and uncomfortable, what should i do?


melissa 4 years ago

Dialation doesn't mean anything effacement doesn't mean anything even at 40 weeks u cld go into labor still at 41 or 42 weeks by urself. U cld think ur 42 weeks and really still only be 40 weeks .. Because due dates are only estimates and some doctors don't want to take the baby out before they are ready even if the mom is uncomfrotable. That's what pregnancy is it isn't supposed to be all peaches and roses. Unless there is a medical emergency such as baby being in distressed there's no reason to think ur dr is crazy for letting u go to 42 weeks. Induction has risks and side effects and why risk that on urself and ur baby just cuz ur uncomfrotable. I'm 38 weeks 100 percent effaced and 1 cm dialted I am very uncomfortable myself hips ligaments and all ..but that's all part of it let ur baby bake when she and ur body are both ready it ll happen women since the very begining of time have been doing this without all the medical interventions of inducing labor and no one has gone on to be pregnant forever.


Chelsea 4 years ago

I induced my own labor with castor oil, you can read the entire story here...

http://theloveofelephants.blogspot.com/2012/05/bir...

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