The last month of pregnancy is the time in a pregnancy when a motherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desire to meet her baby becomes so great that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s almost overwhelming. Couple that with the feeling of being about to bust and full to capacity and there I was searching the Internet high and low and polling anyone whom I could get to stand still on how I could induce labor.
I was desperate to meet my baby and exhausted. This is before I actually had my child, so I was not aware how much more tired I would become once the baby was out in the world.
Here are a few of the suggestions I found to induce labor after 37 weeks:
Pineapple: Eat loads of pineapple to bring on labor.
Stimulating nipples: Stimulation of the breasts is supposed to bring on contractions.
Castor oil: Castor oil is supposed to cause diarrhea and induce labor. I personally would not recommend anyone try this. It sounds dangerous and no thanks on the diarrhea and being pregnant.
Sex: It is said that semen helps ripen the cervix and an orgasm gets your uterus contracting, stimulating the start of labor.
Eating spicy food: It is said that the heat from the spice can stimulate contractions.
Long drives on bumpy roads: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure how this is supposed to work, other than perhaps breaking your water. Either way, it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem like a very pleasant thing to endure.
What was your secret to inducing labor? WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the craziest old wives tale that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever heard concerning pregnancy?
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