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ARE THERE ANY GOOD AND NATURAL WAYS TO INDUCE LABOR?? AND DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY BREASTFEEDING CLASSES IN THE PHOENIX AREA??

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QSMOM823

Asked by QSMOM823 at 6:53 PM on Jul. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I don't know of any natural and SAFE ways to induce labor.

    However, in regards to breastfeeding...don't worry about spending money on a class. Contact your local laleche league. The women there all breastfeed and have tons of advice and support for you.

    http://www.llli.org/WebUS.html
    amethystrse

    Answer by amethystrse at 7:28 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • My mom always said that she went into labor when she was mopping the floor on her hands and knees...probably the position. It couldn't hurt to try it...if it doesn't work..you will have a clean floor to show for all of your efforts. LOL
    Walking is the #1 recommmended way to increase your chances for going in to labor...but basically they come when they are ready. good luck
    MommasCooCoo

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 7:39 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • have sex?!
    shantee32

    Answer by shantee32 at 8:04 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • i took some amazing classes at banner! look up all the banner hospitals in your area! they were amazing!
    We tried to speed up labor by having sex, swimmming, walking, and a "birthing ball" but nothing worked we ending up having to go in and be induced! good luck and congrats
    kiansmom0423

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 8:37 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • I drank mineral oil but i was a few weeks over due its not very safe though it can potintully hurt the fetis
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • i did alot of cleaning i even cut the grass i was told being in the heat so long and pushing the mower caused me to go into labor but i hear haveing sex works great but the sperm can stimulate you more and can cause you to contract so when you hear have sex they dont always say make sure to have that done
    mommadent

    Answer by mommadent at 9:24 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • mineral oil or castor oil??? i have never heard of trying mineral oil..but people have used castor oil which is a last resort cause its supposed to be really painful..it irritates the bowels which causes massive diahreah (sp) but can stimulate labor.
    anyway....if you google "28 week belly balm" this company called body botanicals (or something like that) has this balm that has worked for a few of my friends. depending on how far along you are you can try eating tons and tons of raspberries (or juice or tea) and also evening primrose oil both taken orally (500 mg/day) and applied to your DH as a lube before sex so it gets right on the cervix. the berries and evening primrose oil ripen the cervix...and then lots of walking and being active...part of what they chemically reproduced in petocin is in sperm which can stimulate labor...works best if you both climax....
    afeather

    Answer by afeather at 9:10 PM on Jul. 4, 2008

  • i have always heard sex.... don't know if it has any fact to it
    scarletsm0m

    Answer by scarletsm0m at 7:40 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

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