When it’s getting close to the delivery date or days after the expected date of delivery, some pregnant women begin to seek options to induce labor, while this is not completely unadvisable, it is ideal that actions that will lead a pregnant woman to induce labor to be properly scrutinized.
Factors surrounding pregnancy and medical history should be checked.
Aside from medical ways to induce labor, here are other ways to induce labor.
1. Nipple Stimulation
Stimulating your nipple can cause your uterus to contract and may be of help to delivery. Nipple stimulation causes the production of oxytocin – the hormone that causes the uterus to contract and the breast to give milk.
Aside from just inducing labor, exercise keeps your body strong for the task ahead. It gets the heart rate up.
Sexual activity can help you release oxytocin which may help jumpsuit uterine contraction. Having sex during the final weeks of pregnancy is safe and the prostaglandins hormone in semen help to ripen the cervix.
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4. Sleeping position
Your sleeping position may not directly induce labor but it will help get your baby in the best position for labor which can help when labor progresses. Sleeping on your side is ideal to get the best position for labor.
5. Eating dates
Small research found that eating dates could reduce the length of the labor phase. Dates can also act as a natural laxative and get your bowels moving.
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