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Five Natural Methods to Induce Labor

Natural Ways to Induce LaborHaving a baby? Congratulations! By the end of month nine, moms-to-be are more than ready to meet their new bundle of joy.

If you’re looking for natural ways to induce labor, here are a few methods that just might work:

Eat “THE” Salad

While it’s not proven by science, women have claimed to go into labor as little as four hours after eating this mix of romaine, watercress, gorgonzola, walnuts and vinaigrette from LA’s Caioti Pizza Café. The urban legend has been going strong for over 25 years! Whether or not it actually works, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal.

Try mineral oil

Mineral oil, as well as other laxatives like prune juice and castor oil, can potentially induce labor. By irritating the bowel, they can also stimulate the nearby uterus. This works best if the baby is at term and the cervix is soft.

Get intimate

Having intercourse can help encourage your baby to come out. Semen contains postglandins, hormone-like compounds that are also found in cervical ripening medications such as Cervidil.

Do squats

Squats aren’t just good for toning your glute and leg muscles. They can also help induce labor by opening the pelvic outlet, creating more room for your baby to move down the birth canal.

Drink red raspberry leaf tea

To strengthen the uterus and pelvic wall and have an easier birth, sip on red raspberry leaf tea.

Get acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture will prep your body for the birthing process by relaxing your nervous system while stimulating hormone release and uterine contractions. If you’re thinking of using acupuncture to move your labor process along, try WellStream Acupuncture for a safe, caring and healthy treatment. Browse our fertility acupuncture service page and call us today at 323-463-9355 to make an appointment.