How To Induce Labor Naturally At Home, or at least this is how I did it.
First of all, why would someone want to know how to induce labor naturally at home? Unfortunately more and more doctors are actually scheduling mothers for inductions. Many parents don’t want to have extra chemicals and medications like pitocin. I was over 40 weeks with Kay and she was measuring to be at least 8lbs, or they thought that by the ultrasound. When sweet baby girl was born she was only 6lbs and 13oz.
I went to my doctors on Monday and they said they would be scheduling my induction for Wednesday. I was so upset, crying, and just helpless. I didn’t want to force my baby out and not by unnatural means.
I wanted a natural birth too. I did end up getting the epidural, but I’m one of the lucky few that it doesn’t work for. I FELT EVERYTHING and my doctor warned me about the burning ring of fire while delivering naturally without an epidural. Next time I will not get one and obviously know I can handle it.. kind of. Giving birth is SO painful, but once it’s over you forget all about how painful it was to have a baby come out of you. Promise 😉
I went home and was determined to naturally induce labor. I googled How To Induce Labor Naturally At Home and found a ton of information. Instead of waiting for them to dose me with toxic medicines I figured I’d try out all those tips and tricks to make you go into labor naturally. I ate a few servings of pineapple, hubby took me out to eat at Hooters for hot wings and then we walked around a 24hr Super Wal-Mart for about 2 hours since nothing else was open after 10pm in our area.
Then on Tuesday July 24th (my birthday) I woke up at around 3:45am with contractions and even passed my mucous plug. I thought it was just pains from that, but then I couldn’t fall asleep as the pain was coming every 5-7 minutes. I finally fell back asleep at 5am, then awoke again at 7am with extreme sharp pains. I put a call into my doctors office and they said I should come in at 8:30am. They told me “you’re ready!” and that I didn’t need to be induced. I was elated with joy and just so extremely grateful!
How To Induce Labor Naturally At Home (what worked for me)
- PINEAPPLE – Chris cut up two whole pineapples and I ate them throughout the day
- HOT WINGS – I ate a dozen hot wings and asked for extra hot sauce!
- WALKING – I couldn’t figure out where to walk so we ended up going to a 24 hour Wal-mart and walked at a fast pace for 2 hours.
- I did all this on Monday and then Tuesday at 3:45 AM I was having labor pains and baby came less than 24hours later.
Other Tips and Tricks on How to Induce Labor Naturally At Home
- Practice making more babies.. or in other words HAVE SEX. That being said I could barely move let alone have sex, ha!
- Castor Oil (I didn’t try this and didn’t want to either, gag)
- Nipple Stimulation (Didn’t work for us!)
- Membrane Sweep
Full disclaimer: We aren’t doctors and don’t claim to be. We’re just sharing How To Induce Labor Naturally At Home, or at least how we did it. Always listen to your maternal instincts and of course be under the supervision of your doctor or mid-wife. Ours were fully aware of us trying to induce labor naturally and gave us 2 days to do so.
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