B.C. asks from Villa Park, IL on August 26, 2006
Inducing Labor - Carol Stream,IL
Is it safe to induce Labor yourself and if so how?
A.R. answers from Chicago on August 28, 2006
C.S. answers from Chicago on August 26, 2006
Sorry I don't have any direct experience or expertise, but I "have heard" about stimulating nipples, doing yoga or other relatively strenuous (but not something out of your normal pregnancy routine) and spicy foods.
I delivered a bit early (37.5 weeks)... I attributed it to spicey tapas and a glass of sangria the night before. ; - )
D. answers from Chicago on August 27, 2006
I was 11 days late with my son. I tried EVERYTHING !!! No luck. We induced at the hospital. I wanted to tell you this because I kept getting more and more frustrated with anything and everything I could do. I did colonics, spicy food, sex, walking whatever anyone suggested. I also tried reflexology. which is working on the feet to stimulate the uterus. I would go to a professional if you want to try it. The woman I saw was in the city but you may find someone close to you by doing a search or check with a local health food store. For your sake I hope some of the things work but try to not get discouraged if it doesnt. Good Luck !
S.B. answers from Chicago on September 05, 2006
Yes, there are ways. First, sex and nipple stimulation are great starters. Also there are some herbs you can take that are natural. Walking helps too. Also, you can see a accupuncturist for this too. I had a client that was due any day and she went for a week to get this done and by the 3rd time, she was in labor right after her last treatment with him. I hope this helps. If you have any questions, you can email me. If you did not know already, I am a labor doula, so I have learned all this from training and 5 years of being a doula.
S. Bailey CLD
S.A. answers from Chicago on August 27, 2006
Hey B. It's me S.. (Talia's mom) I know this sounds crazy,but if you stimulate your nipples that starts contractions. My doctor told me that. I'll see you at school tomorrow
N._. answers from Milwaukee on August 27, 2006
Lots of walking and sex are both known to induce labor. Also have someone give you a long foot massage. Certain points in the foot are suppose to trigger labor when rubbed!
Hope that helps and good luck :)