When to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 17, 2011

Are you in the last month of your pregnancy? Are you wondering when it’s safe to try to induce labor, and whether you should? While you don’t actually necessarily need to try to induce labor, you may want to if you are nervous about whether your baby will be born on time. It’s important to [...]

Safe Ways to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 16, 2011

There are many ways to induce labor, both safe and unsafe. As a new mother, your first concern is for the well being of your child. What are some safe ways to induce labor, and some ways that you should avoid? How can you make sure that your baby is born on time without harming [...]

Prostaglandins to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 15, 2011

If you’re in search of a way to induce labor on time, a couple day early, or simply no later than you already might be, you’ve probably been stumbling across the term “prostaglandins” as being used with references to how to induce labor a lot. What are prostaglandins and how can they induce labor? Prostaglandins [...]

Is Castor Oil Safe to Induce Labor?

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 12, 2011

If you’re in your final weeks of pregnancy and eager to go into labor you may be considering whether or not to try castor oil to induce labor. Is castor oil safe to induce labor, or should you go with some other option instead? The jury is still out on whether castor oil is safe. [...]

Exercises to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 10, 2011

So you’re 39 weeks pregnant, and your baby is supposed to be due any day now, and you’re starting to feel a little impatient. What if your baby isn’t born on time? What if you have trouble going into labor? All sorts of questions can plague a pregnant woman’s mind at this stage in the [...]

Ways to Induce Labor Naturally

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 9, 2011

The nine months you are pregnant can be some of the most rewarding but also some of the most trying nine months of your life! While this is an exciting time of transition, by the end of it you are probably just ready for it to be over so you can fit into your clothing [...]

Reflexology to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 7, 2011

Do you want to make sure that your baby will be born on time or near to term? While pregnancy is an exciting time in a mother’s life, childbirth is even more exciting since that is when you finally get to meet your baby. If you want to induce labor yourself, there are a number [...]

Walking to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 4, 2011

Are you in the last week or two of pregnancy, or already at the end of your term and wondering where your baby is? Nature must be allowed to take its course (which is sometimes a couple weeks longer than the doctors predict), but sometimes you can help it along a bit by attempting to [...]

Home Remedies to Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 2, 2011

You’re 39 weeks pregnant and you are really hoping to give birth on time so that you can finally hold your baby—not to mention, get your figure back. Or maybe you’re already a couple days, or even weeks, past due. If you’re ready to move on to the next phase of your life, then maybe [...]

Foods that Induce Labor

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on May 31, 2011

If you’re an expectant mom, you’re probably more than ready to meet your new baby if you’re coming up on 39 weeks. If you’re past that, you’re probably pretty frustrated you haven’t gone into labor yet though. Late labors are fairly common though and not a cause to panic or worry. If you’re stressing out, [...]