Best Tips to bring on Labour Naturally

Here are our “Top 5” natural methods of inducing labour when you are past your due date that you can do at home. You must know that none of these remedies will start labour unless your cervix has begun to dilate. However, some methods can help you to tone and soften your uterus.

Best Tips To Bring on Labour Naturally

  1. Exercise (Walk or climb up some stairs) – Walking can help get your baby into a better position for labor. It also brings on labor because of the pressure of the baby’s head pressing down on your cervix.
  2. Eat spicy foods or pineapple (contains the enzyme bromelain which is thought to help to soften the cervix and so bring on labour.)
  3. Have sex. It can help by releasing a hormone called oxytocin, which causes the uterus to contract. In addition, semen contains a substance known as prostaglandins, it helps soften the cervix.
  4. Nipple stimulation. If uncomfortable to have sex at the moment, nipple stimulation may be a better choice. This method also helps by releasing oxytocin. However, this method takes more effort than sex to initiate labor.
  5. Complementary therapies. Acupuncture, massage, teas, herbs and homeopathic remedies can be helpful when it comes to inducing labor. However, make sure you go to a licensed practitioner who has experience treating pregnant women.

It’s important to speak to your obstetrician about any risks associated with induction specific to your situation and pregnancy.

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