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Natural ways to induce?

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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I am 38 weeks and wondering about natural ways to induce since I am scheduled to be induced in 1 week and would rather get it going on my own. Here is what I have been doing....


Sex 

Red raspberry leaf tea (2 cups/day for last week)

Lot's of walking, stretching


Please tell me what you think worked for you?

by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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Avialae
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Any natural induction technique will only "work" if labor was imminent anyways. You could talk to your doctor about membrane stripping but doctors are usually hesitant to do it without several tests to check baby's size and development. You're best to just wait it out unless you have a pressing reason.

Indy3000
by Silver Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I know it will only work if baby is ready, I am just curious because I have a planned induction anyway next week (not by choice, medical problems) 

Quoting Avialae:

Any natural induction technique will only "work" if labor was imminent anyways. You could talk to your doctor about membrane stripping but doctors are usually hesitant to do it without several tests to check baby's size and development. You're best to just wait it out unless you have a pressing reason.


rach_mommy
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Sitting on a yoga ball, lighting bouncing up and down.
luvmygirls59
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 7:38 PM
I've heard fresh pineapple can induce labor as well as nipple stimulation.
AmyRuth88
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

lots of pineapple

Randoodle89
by on Nov. 25, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Midwife stripping the cervix... plus sex.

mama2b100808
by Mandy on Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:40 AM

I wish I could tell you these worked but I had a schedule c section 2 weeks before I was due. I wish you a lot of luck. :) But I would try sex if not walking. 

Fire_N_Ice
by on Nov. 25, 2014 at 10:34 AM
There is no natural induction. Baby will come when baby is ready.
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PeaceMuch
by Kali on Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM
You're so close, I wouldn't try anything.
Kierstonsmom
by on Nov. 26, 2014 at 6:50 PM
The day I went into labour I had an internal exam at my obstetricians and sex when I came home, and my water broke later that night. My boyfriend takes credit.. But I think a membrane sweep did the trick
Good luck!
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