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Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

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Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contractions to start. All methods have risks, and "natural" methods can be just as risky as medication unless you are being monitored by your physician. If you are concerned and you need induction, talk to your doctor about what your options are.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

What are the best ways to induce labor naturally?

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Dr. Michael Rosenfield
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lots of advice: There are numerous old- wives tales on this subject. The bottom line is ... When the baby is ready they will be born.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are some safe ways to induce labor at home ?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I naturally induce labor?

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Dr. Daniel Szekely
General Practice 44 years experience
Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature!
A 27-year-old member asked:

Are there natural ways to induce labor?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor.
Hilton Head Island, SC
A 22-year-old female asked:

Are there any natural ways to induce labor that are safe and medically proven?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hospital: Labor can be induced at the hospital with Oxytocin or a few different Prostaglandin medications. There are no proven ways to induce labor on your own. Increasing activity levels such as walking can be helpful. Intercourse is sometimes thought to soften the cervix.

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