How to Induce Labor at Home

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on April 25, 2011

Lots of women induce labor at home. You can be holding your baby soon if you get your free copy of our guide about inducing labor at home.

Are you nine months pregnant and still waiting for your baby to come? Are you ready to get through your pregnancy and start raising your child? Does it feel as though it’s more than time for your baby to be born, and you’re ready, but your body hasn’t gone into labor?

It’s not unusual for labor to be delayed, whether by physical problems or by emotional or mental blockages. Quite often, women think they’re late when they really aren’t. Every body is different. On the other hand, you may well be right if you think something is out of balance. It may not even take that much to set you right and get the process moving. You may be able to induce labor at home.

Why not take a medicine like Pitocin, you might be wondering? Drugs like these are commonly used by women to induce labor. Unfortunately, these drugs will typically induce labor whether the woman and the baby are ready or not. When that happens, side effects occur, some of which are quite dangerous to the mother and child, including vomiting, anaphylactic shock, postpartum hemorrhage, and others. The long-term effects on the baby aren’t even well researched. This is not a risk any loving mother would want to take for herself or her unborn child.

Finding a way to induce labor at home, naturally, is best.

There are many different ways you can induce labor at home, most of which cost nothing or at least very little. First I’ll show you some of the traditional ways to start labor at home. Then I’ll show you about a very effective method (that is easily done at home) that is gaining popularity because it can make you go into labor within just 48 hours.


For instance, you can prepare a tea made out of cumin or raspberry leaf. Raspberry leaf tea is used by women with menstrual difficulties; it can also help women with trouble going into labor. Other herbs you can use include black cohosh, primrose oil or ginger root. You can also eat pineapple or take castor oil. You can use enemas to induce labor, but you should approach this method with caution.

Another common method for inducing labor is having sexual intercourse. This can induce contractions, which can lead to labor. Another method is nipple stimulation, which releases the hormone Oxytocin, which can induce labor contractions. If done improperly though, it can lead to overpowering contractions. Make sure to only do it for a couple minutes at a time with rest breaks of several minutes. Don’t do this for more than 20 minutes at a time.

The most reliable method to induce labor at home

You can an also try acupressure on appropriate acupressure points. You can perform acupressure on your own or you can hire a professional to perform it for you. Acupressure and acupuncture are considered two of the most consistent methods of inducing labor within 48 hours.

These methods have the added benefit of treating not only your physical blockages, but also your mental, emotional and spiritual blockages. A holistic approach involving acupressure and other methods outlined above may be the best way to induce labor at home.

Take The Next Step

Download your free copy of our guide about how to induce labor at home. In this 16 page free guide you’ll learn:

  • the best ways to apply acupressure yourself at home so you can go into labor
  • what home remedies and methods to avoid
  • how you can be back home holding your newborn in under 48 hours

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jessica casidy September 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Im 1 day over my due date and want my lil girl home please let this work

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