Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How to induce labor at home

Answer Question

Asked by newmom819 at 5:18 PM on Oct. 16, 2008 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • SEX and I was also told that taking castor oil can help not sure on the second and your decision on the first

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • how far along are you?? Anything you try won't help unless your body ( and baby)is ready!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • In the "old days" they would massage the womans nipples. But this takes hours! Sex is not an effective way to induce labor. castor oil is just gross but it might work...

    Why would you want to induce at home? That's just asking for issues... If you want the "natural birth experience" then let nature do it's job...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:23 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • Why ?? Calculations of the due date can be way off ... your body may have helped the baby develop a bit more slowly than the norm ... your baby may need some extra days to finish developing the lungs or the immune system in order to be ready for the stress and strain of the outside world. And for your own benefit, it is actually much easier to take care of the baby BEFORE it is born than after. If you are eating wholesomely, walking a lot so your body's hormones are in synch, and your baby is not massively overdue, then allow the baby to stay in the shelter of your body's care until your body signals the birth. Get the advice of a midwife. I have heard that long walks (20-30 min) and lots of sex stimulate a stalled labor. Again, ask a midwife - their phone numbers are online and they happily share their deep expertise.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 5:27 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • nothing works if the baby doesn't want to come its not coming and that oil thing could be pretty messy so if it were me i wouldn't try it. the best advice i can give is stay relaxed that will help more then anything.


    Answer by kaydensmommy08 at 7:20 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Pregnancy
How soon is too soon???

Next question overall (Religion & Beliefs)