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Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more


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Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to naturally speed.Up labor?

Option - Acupuncture: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment" acupuncture has been used for this purpose for thousands of years. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are some ways to induce labor?

Lots of ways: Pitocin (oxytocin) is a medication that mimics a hormone in your body to start contractions. Cervidil and Cytotec are prostaglandins that soften the cervix and may start some contractions that are used when your cervix is less open. Some doctors use a catheter that manually opens the cervix a little as well. It depends on why you are being induced and how your cervix is to start. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to induce labor naturally?

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. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help induce labor?

What are some ways to help induce labor?

Nature Decides: If you are not more than 41 weeks, let your body decide the safe time to have a baby. Keep doing Kick counts. That is safest method. ...Read more

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Are there ways to speed labor?

Are there ways to speed labor?

Yes: Sometimes OB providers will break the amniotic sac ("bag of waters") to bring on labor. Other techniques can also be used, with varying success. Or oxytocin ("pit") given in an intravenous (IV) solution can be used to increase the frequency and strength of contractions. That results in a more regular pattern of labor that may shorten the time from start of labor (regular contractions) to delivery. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90%  thinned out?

Babies come when: They are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to spur labor?

What are some natural ways to spur labor?

There are none: Walking causes contractions but not labor. Bumpy car rides causes back aches but not labor. You will just have to be patient and let it happen naturally. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to increase fertility?

What are some natural ways to increase fertility?

Increasing fertility: Increase your fertility by being more healthy: be closer to your ideal weight, take prenatal vits with dha, don't smoke or do recreational drugs, consume alcohol very moderately, eat more complex carbs and lean proteins, don't use ice in drinks(part of the traditional chinese medicine teachings), and acupuncture may help. ...Read more

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Are there any ways that naturally to cure vaginitis?

Are there any ways that naturally to cure vaginitis?

Yes: The normal vaginal environment - ie a microenvironment that has low levels of bacteria and yeast/fungus - is maintained by a very high acidity level - what is called a low ph of 4. A natural method to urge the vagina to keep a very high acid level is to use borate (boric acid) capsules in the vagina (from a compounding pharmacy) can help keep the acidity at the level it needs to be. ...Read more

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What are some safe ways to induce labor at home ?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways that can increase fertility?

Are there any natural ways that can increase fertility?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to increase testosterone?

Are there natural ways to increase testosterone?

Underlying causes: It depends on the cause. Low testosterone due to testicular damage or factors like pituitary tumors require replacement. Pharmaceutical testosterone is more similar to human testosterone than "natural supplements" (usually testosterone precursors). If testosterone is low due to factors such as obesity, diabetes, and/or obstructive sleep apnea -- try treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to improve fertility?

Are there any natural ways to improve fertility?

Improve fertility: 24 F from NC asks: Any natural ways to improve fertility? ANS: I am not aware of any natural ways proven to improve fertility. Best to find out the cause of your problem, if it is your problem.. You need to have your mate tested as well to be certain he is not the problem as well. As we say it takes two to tango. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to increase fertility? Are there natural ways to increase fertility? I don't want to take hormones or anything.

Are there natural ways to increase fertility? Are there natural ways to increase fertility? I don't want to take hormones or anything.

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more