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What are the Natural Ways to Induce Labor?


What are the Natural Ways to Induce Labor?            

In this article, we will know what are the Natural Ways to Induce Labor? We all know that a pregnant woman desperately waits for the day when she can hold her baby in her arms. Once they completed their 36 months, they become more impatient.

As every women get a due date for their delivery but in most of the cases babies doesn’t born on the due date. They either have born before or after the due date. In case, if you are approaching your due date then relax, because only 5-10 % of babies born on the due date. Due date is the guess date given by the gynecologist to the would be mother which is calculated according to the last date of periods.

Some deliver the babies in their 42nd week, some deliver early and some in between. In some cases, women reach the full term or one can say post-term and wondering when the baby will be born then in such case you follow some natural ways to induce labor.  There are many natural ways to induce labor given below.

Also Read: How to Maintain a Healthy Pregnancy

Natural Ways to Induce Labor

Relax Yourself

It is known that labor will not begin if a woman is worried or tense or is trying hard to start labor. It is necessary to stay calm and relax. For that take a warm bath and take a massage for more relaxation. Try some Acupuncture and acupressure particularly on some key areas of the body to inspire labor. A pregnant woman tries things that make her relax in case if she has pass her due date.

Have Sex

Having sex is one of the most useful ad well-known tricks to begin labor. There is a hormone called prostaglandins, present in the semen that is involved in the start of labor. It helps to thin and dilate the cervix. Generally in late pregnancies, many women are not in the mood for intercourse, then in such cases, simple loving activities or foreplay can help too.

Castor Oil

Castor oil or primrose oil can also be used to begin labor but it need to be proceed with caution. It is to be applied on the cervix and not on the belly as there are concerns about it that it is a strong laxative. Before using this oil, it is advisable to discuss the pros and cons of castor oil with your doctor to safe yourself from the adverse reactions.

Nipple Stimulation

Nipple stimulation is another way to induce labor, as advised by many women. Women massage their nipples and this method stimulates the hormone called oxytocin, that shakes the uterus into action and this might work and induces the labor. Women who massage their nipples comparatively to women to don’t, have bright chances of going into labor.

Membrane Stripping

Membrane Stripping is another option to encourage labor. No medications are used in this procedure. The doctor uses a gloved finger to separate the amniotic sac from the area near to cervix. By doing this,  a hormone called prostaglandins is released and this help the body to go into the labor. In case, if the woman has any vaginal infection then Membrane stripping is not a good option.

Also Read: How to Induce a Miscarriage Naturally


In this article, we have discussed what the natural ways to induce labor are. Though some of these techniques are famous among pregnant women since years, it advisable to let the baby decide his own birth date. Also, before trying any of these techniques, it is good to talk to your doctor.

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