How To Induce Labor

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Lizzie - August 16

Well i am mexican and in some mexican families its believed that Manzanilla tea works to induce labor, and if your already contracting it works to have a faster labor. i am 38 weeks and im planning on drinking it as soon as i feel a contraction. You can find the tea at any food for less or market. also how you make it is simply putting water to boil and in a cup put the tea bag in there until it turns a pretty dark color add sugar if you want.

 

beebs - August 17

I would think a couple of gla__ses of wine is waaaaay less harmful than several hours of narcotics and/or epidural drugs, so I say it's worth trying and might relax you enough to let labor start on its own. i don't think wine or s_x or whatever else STARTS labor, but when labor is ready to begin or beginning slowly they might help speed things up.

 

Kelly MM - August 17

I am 37 weeks and I believe she has dropped and I am soooo tired and would like to try to induce labor. Does Castor Oil work or has anyone tried Reflexology

 

Jennifer - August 17

I just left the hospital and i have been having contractions all day and my doctor told me to try castor oil and orange juice and walking a lot and he said nipple stimulation releases oxytoxins to help induce labor i am ready to try just about anything i am 38wks and been havin contractions since 11am every 3 to 5 mins

 

jp - August 17

when you do start having contractions for labor do they hurt? I have Braxton Hicks contractions often. Do I need to be timing them if they do not hurt very much?

 

amanda - August 26

how to induce labor at home

 

destiny - August 29

how to make your baby come early

 

Brooke - August 29

Ladies, I have heard of a lot of people trying Castor Oil and Orange juice but I dont think I have ever heard of anyone that it has helped. I am 38 weeks and tryed it last night and I am still here with no baby yet. And I surely never heard of a dr telling anyone to drink it.

 

M - August 30

s_x, walking ,castrol oil, wine,nipple stimulation and spicy foods will all work, but only if you are in the early stages of labor. That's why they work for some people and not others. The others are not ready yet. Some people starte the early stages of labor before 37 weeks and continue for weeks, while others start labor and move through labor quickly, allowing them to start labor after 40 weeks. So remember if you try something and it does not work then your body is not ready.Good luck everyone.

 

Christine - August 30

When my mom was pregnant with me (I was due Feb 19th, born Feb 28th), someone told her to eat lobster tails because there is an enzyme in lobster tails that induces labor - well my mother hates seafood but she wanted me out!! so, my father picked up lobster for dinner, sauteed it in lots of b___ter to get the taste of lobster gone, that night, she started contractions, I was born the next morning...

 

Heather - September 1

hmmm i dont know im due in 2 days and am wondering if i should do it.

 

cindy - September 5

I'm in week 37 and my baby is close to 8 lbs. I'm a small girl with narrow hips. I'm worried if it gets too big I'll have to have a C-section, and I prefer not to. S_x is difficult because I'm so heavy and I can't find a comfortable position. (I have a lot of soreness in my pelvic region) Does anyone know if frequent masturbation can also do the trick?? I also heard climbing stairs can bring it on too. I'm open to other suggestions that haven't already been listed. thanks.

 

Mindi - September 6

My mother smoked while she was pregnant with me, and I have NO breathing problems. I had bronchitis while I smoked. Once I quit, it went away. It is just a coincidence that, that child has asthma.

 

Tiffany - September 6

My mom smoked while pregnant, and they smoked after I was born, and I have had no end of sinus and respiratory problems. Same with my friends. If you are NOT a smoker, it is positively a miserable experience to be around. I now cannot even walk past a bar or pub without my nostrils closing and I cannot breathe. Maybe it does not happen to all kids, but at least out of the friends I have surveyed we were all in the same boat. Many have asthma or chronic ENT problems. I understand that it is a hard addiction to beat (took my mom 36 years), but it is not good for kids either in or outside of the womb. It raises the heart rate, numbs cilia, causes headaches, nose problems, not to mention that you smell like it when you go to school and other kids notice. Parents that want to smoke should realize it is their problem and go outside and not inflict it on their children. I still get angry when I think about the fact that my mom put me through constant headaches and breathing issues while poo-pooing away all my complaints by saying smoking was only a nuisance. You have only to look at the increased productivity rates, fewer days of sick leave etc in New York since they outlawed it in bars to know that smoking causes real problems. I know I will now be beat up for saying all this, but...I was very affected by my parents smoking and still am to this day highly sensitive around smoke.

 

Rebecca - September 6

NO, I WAS READY TO HAVE MY BABY AND TIRED OF SITTING AT HOME UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO CONTRACTIONS. MY DOCTOR STRIPPED MY MEMBRANES AND MY WATER BROKE 2 DAYS LATER. MY BABY WAS 8 DAYS EARLY. I DID HAVE AN OCCASSIONAL MILD MIXED DRINK OR GLASS OF WINE DURING MY PREGNANCY AND MY BABY IS FINE. SHE IS 4 MONTHS OLD NOW.

 

Brandy - September 14

Castor Oil Does work, Inorder for it to work you must take like 5 times a normal amount. It works by cleaning everything in you intestines out. This gives the baby more room to move and the movement starts your labor. I did this with my last pregnancy when my daughter was two days past edd. she was born 11 hours later.

 

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