With the end of pregnancy in sight, the thought of triggering labour is very appealing. When you’re past your due date, you’ll do just about anything to get things moving. While there is no magic switch for inducing labour, some overdue moms want to induce labour naturally.
Below is 7 natural ways to induce labour.
Walking: Walking during pregnancy may help draw the baby down into your pelvis. The pressure of the baby on your pelvis may then prime your cervix for labour.
Intimacy: To induce labour get intimidate with your partner. Sperm contains prostaglandins. Hormones that can help thin and dilate the cervix, ripening it for delivery.
Evening primrose oil: Evening primrose oil for their pregnant patients, since this herb can help the cervix thin and dilate and prep it for labour.
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Castor oil: Castor oil helps induce labour. Women have been passing down this tradition for generations because if you take a shot of it, it can stimulate your bowels.
Spicy Food: Spicy food irritates your intestines and can cause your uterus to contract.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture, the art of inserting thin needles into specific pressure points on the body, can stimulate uterine activity and nudge the baby into action.
Nipple stimulation: Massaging or twisting your nipples for a few hours a day can cause your body to release the hormone oxytocin, which brings on contractions.
Massage: Massage can raise your body’s level of oxytocin, that hormone that can bring on labour contractions. Some massage therapists swear by their ability to help jump-start labour when a mom-to-be is overdue.
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