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What are some ways to induce labor?

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Asked by Teeg3 at 12:58 AM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Sex always worked for me.

    Answer by Erin814 at 1:00 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Alot of sex and hot food like spicy food lol

    Answer by jmcwilly at 1:00 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Try walking around a lot. A friend of mine also told me to drunk a virgin strawberry daiquiri. It worked for me.

    Answer by sweetness04 at 1:00 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Walking and Sex

    Answer by hsmominky at 1:02 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I have been told drinking Castor Oil and Orange Juice may help. Or eating pineapple and going for a walk. My mom did the Castor oil thing to help induce to have me, but my sis and sis in law says it didnt do a thing but give them cramps and several trips to the bathroom. I have a cousin that did the pineapple thing and it helped her.

    Answer by MaverickMama at 1:02 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • This is what I did. I don't recomend EVERYTHING but I did all those things only to induce labor to avoid a scheduled c-section. Also my baby was already head down deep into my pelvis, I was 1cm dilated and 50% effaced.

    --Ate a whole pineapple
    --Boiled parsley and drank the water I boiled it in
    --Inserted fresh parsley close to my cervix
    --Sex twice a day, ejaculation once
    --Had DH fish around w/a glove on to pull parsley out
    --Scalini's eggplant parm (actually went to the restaurant)
    --3 doses of 1tps castor oil, 4 hours apart
    --Prayed that it would happen
    --Took daily 30minutes walks
    --Worked a 5 hour shift as a waitress

    Answer by keisha613 at 1:02 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Belive it or not, go get a massage, i had tried the walking thing for a while and it was helping but then i went in for a pregnancy massage i was so relaxed a day later i went into full term labor!!

    Answer by srbaby7 at 1:07 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Thank you guys! im so ready to have this kid! but im only 36 weeks so im just getting ideas

    Comment by Teeg3 (original poster) at 1:09 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I also have heard that nipple stimulation can induce labor so just take advantage of your husband when it gets closer. You'll have fun and he'll be happy for a while while you heal, lol

    Answer by MKSmom09 at 1:12 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • lots of sex, and walking.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:18 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

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