10 Tried And Tested Natural Methods To Induce Labor

A lot of people use alternative methods to induce labor. Waiting nine months for a baby to come can often seem like a long time, especially after the due date has passed!

That’s why a lot of people opt for natural means of inducing labor. By the end of nine months people get so impatient that they’d be willing to try anything to induce labor.

There are a lot of natural methods of inducing labor. However, you should consult with your doctor before trying them out.

You can read on to find out about natural methods to induce labor.

Do comment down below and let us know if you’ve heard of any other natural means of inducing labor.

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1. Eggplant Parmesan

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The oregano and basil used as seasoning for an eggplant parmesan can induce labor. This is why doctors generally warn against using those ingredients earlier in pregnancy for fear of premature labor.

2. Acupressure

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This gentle form of massaging pressure points can help you relax and can help induce labor. This is an ancient Chinese method used as an alternative to acupuncture.

3. Dates

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These help with dilation, making labor an easier process for the mother.

4. Sage

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Clary sage oil has properties that can induce contractions.

5. Pineapple

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An enzyme called bromelain present in pineapples helps ripen the cervix and induce labor.

6. Crawling On All Fours

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Despite the lack of conclusive science behind this method, many women swear that crawling on all fours helped them induce labor.

7. Dancing

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Dancing, walking, doing squats, and other similar activities help position the baby’s head just right to induce labor.

8. Jalapeño Poppers

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Frozen jalapeño poppers have also reportedly helped several women induce labor.

9. Sex

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To quote experts at OBGYN North:

“First, orgasm may help to stimulate the uterus into action. Secondly, sex can trigger the release of oxytocin, and third, semen contains a high concentration of prostaglandins which may help to ripen or soften the cervix.”

10. Borage Seed Oil

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This oil shouldn’t be taken early in pregnancy, however it can help induce labor because it softens the cervix.

Have you ever made use of natural methods to welcome a young one into the world? If so we’d love to hear about them!

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