So you are nine months pregnant, you're excited and can't wait for the day to come. You wait and you wait and you wait, still nothing. There are few things as frustrating as this, I know from personal experience! There are many little things that you can do to try and speed up your time. Of course this should only be done after consulting your doctor and when you are already in your ninth month of pregnancy. Getting labor over with is all fine and good but not at the expense of the baby's health!
Here are safe ways to induce labor and finally have that baby:
Many women walk, A LOT. Walking stimulates the muscles in your uterus and may stimulate contractions.
Tea with Thyme
It has been said that tea wit thyme has induced labor for many women.
This restaurant is in Georgia. Three hundred women in the past 23 years have gone into labor within 48 hours after eating their eggplant parmegiana. It is said that it is not actually the eggplant that induces labor, but the seasonings added to the dinner. Basil and Oregano are said to contain herbs that supposedly can stimulate labor contractions.
This is another natural product that is said to start contractions.
This oil is said to cause contractions because it causes diarrhea. The cramps from the diarrhea are said to start cramps in your uterus, which starts labor.
This is sometimes used to induce labor by placing acupuncture needles on the inner calf and between the thumb and forefinger. You can also rub these 2 areas for 30 seconds each and that is supposed to induce labor.
Doctor Stripping Membranes
The doctor can strip your membranes by inserting 2 fingers into the woman's uterus and moving them from side to side, pulling the membranes away from the cervix wall.
It is said that sex can start contractions, by the penis thinning the uterus and preparing it to open.
Black cohosh and blue cohosh
These are said to stimulate the start of contractions.
Raspberry Leaf Tea
This method was used by the Native Americans and is still sometimes used by midwives on their patients. The concept of it is based on all the others; it stimulates contractions.
This odd method causes oxytocin, which in turn makes your uterus contract.
Boil cinnamon sticks in with your tea and drink it, yummy and effective.
Relaxation exercises have been known to relax the woman into a state for labor to start. You can find a variety of relaxation exercises online.
It should be noted (again) that none of these ways should be used unless the pregnant woman is near her due date. More than likely they will not work anyway unless the baby is ready to be born. You can give nature a little nudge but not likely a giant push, which you would not want to do anyways.
If you are in your ninth month, tired of being huge and just too excited that you cannot wait, these are excellent ways to try to start you labor.