Induce Labor Yourself

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on July 6, 2011

If you’re in your 39th week of pregnancy or later, it may be time to consider whether to induce labor yourself. While 39 weeks is still slightly early, this is the point at which your baby is considered ready to come to term. If you start trying to induce labor at 39 weeks, you may [...]

Does Castor Oil Work to Induce Labor Yourself?

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on July 4, 2011

Of all of the old wives tales to induce labor, probably one of the most famous is the recommendation that a pregnant woman take castor oil in the final weeks of her pregnancy in order to induce labor. Is this true though? Does castor oil work to induce labor yourself? Castor oil causes diarrhea. As [...]

Ways to Induce Labor Yourself

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on July 3, 2011

There’s nothing more exciting in a new mother’s life than the day she meets her new baby. In the final weeks approaching the end of your pregnancy, you probably are getting antsy. A lot of women also worry that they won’t give birth in time, resulting in health problems for the baby and the mother. [...]

Things to Do to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on July 1, 2011

Approaching the end of your pregnancy? If so, you may be searching the internet frantically for things to do to induce labor. Depending on what week you’re in, this may or may not be appropriate. Are you before week 39? If so, you should relax and wait before you try anything. If you’re in week [...]

Herbs to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 29, 2011

If you’ve reached your 39th week of pregnancy, you may be starting to feel anxious. While many women try to induce labor at this point for the sake of convenience, it’s better only to do so with the safety and health of yourself and your baby in mind. You should never try using the ways [...]

Using A Birthing Ball to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 27, 2011

Are you at 39 weeks and worrying about your baby being past due? Are you already past due, and your midwife is telling you that you should try to induce labor so that your baby won’t be born later than is healthy? If so, you have probably heard of something called a “birthing ball” to [...]

Scraping Membranes to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 25, 2011

Late in your pregnancy, your midwife may suggest that you induce labor. Inducing labor is commonly suggested when you reach the end of your 41st week of pregnancy. While you should not try to induce labor earlier than week 39 (or you risk premature development in your baby), fatality rates for new babies and injury [...]

Ways to Induce Labor That Actually Work

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 23, 2011

When you’re in your final weeks of pregnancy and looking to find ways to induce labor, you’ll come across so many suggestions you may not even be sure where to begin. What’s safe and what’s not? What are some natural ways to induce labor that actually work? Unfortunately there is a lot of disagreement both [...]

Birthing Ball Exercises to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 21, 2011

If you are in search of a way to accelerate your pregnancy in its final stages and help your baby into the world, then you probably have read about a number of methods for inducing labor at home through natural means. These methods include some foods and herbs which are recommended for inducing labor, exercises [...]

Old Wives Tales to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 19, 2011

Are you late in your pregnancy term, possibly later than 40 weeks, and wondering whether the old wives tales to induce labor are true? During this stressful time, you’ve turned to the internet to find a way to help move the process along, whether because you’re impatient or because you’re genuinely concerned. One way or [...]