Ways to Induce Labor That Actually Work

by Carol Roberts, Childbirth Researcher on June 23, 2011

Ready to meet your baby finally? Then you must download our free guide that shows you the best way to induce labor that actually works. You can be in labor in under 2 days with this technique.

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 between medical practitioners and patients as to which methods to induce labor are really effective. Part of this is probably just the fact that every woman’s situation is unique because of the character of her own body and her own baby. Since this is the case, there isn’t a guaranteed method which will work for everyone.

One thing that doesn’t work is using labor inducing methods at the wrong time in your pregnancy. If you do manage to induce labor too early, you may actually hurt your baby. A baby which is born in the 39th week can have underdeveloped lungs, leading to an emergency situation.

What methods do most women agree work to some extent? Herbs such as black and blue cohosh, ginger root, primrose oil, red raspberry leaf, and cumin have produced results for a lot of women. So have foods like balsamic vinegar and eggplant. Even larger percentages of women say that spicy foods helped them to go into labor, and more still say that pineapple helped them. The pineapple is easy to explain; eating pineapple releases Oxytocin, a compound which causes contractions. This compound is released during orgasm too, so claims that sex, nipple stimulation, or masturbation induce labor also are founded on a solid basis of fact.

Some exercises believed to induce labor including walking, going up stairs two at a time, squatting, or making use of a birthing ball, which is a rubber exercise ball. These techniques are supposed to work by moving the baby further down in the pelvis, putting pressure on the cervix, and opening up the pelvis area.

One technique many people agree is effective for inducing labor is acupressure. Similarly, acupuncture and reflexology, related healing arts, are attributed with a very high success rate. Acupressure is much like acupuncture, only without the use of needles. Like reflexology, it relies on putting pressure on key points in the body which regulate energy. Unlike reflexology, it involves points located throughout the body, rather than just on the hands and feet. Many women who used acupressure to induce labor say they had success within 48 hours!

How does acupressure work? Acupressure affects your energy field; since your body is an energy system, removing blockages from your energy field can restore functionality to your physiological processes. For a pregnant woman, that can include going into labor. Unlike some methods which can endanger mother and child if performed too soon, acupressure will not interfere with nature’s timing. It may speed things along, but only if nature is ready to allow it.

While all of these methods have many proponents, it is commonly agreed that among the methods to induce labor that actually work, acupressure is one of the best.

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Beba January 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Am 39 weeks and I have read most of your post and some say to download but theres no link or something to download the guide that you have talked about, I wounder if you can send me the links for accupressure and the best way to induse labor I will really appreciate cause my obg said if I hit the 40 weeks 1 day mark he will induse with pitocine wish I have heard the contractions are horrible! Please help!!!

Hannah July 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

This is a great way to induce labor. it helped my mom SO much!!!!!

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