A Guide to Natural Labor
Have you been eyeballing the calendar,
watching as the days pass by, your baby?s due date long ago? Are you
carefully anticipating your water breaking any minute now? Still no
sign of the little one yet?
Don?t worry, this is normal. In fact,
70% of all newborns arrive late. So despite what time your doctor
said your unborn baby would make himself known to the world, you?ll
probably have to wait at least a couple of days before you can
really expect him. And only after 7 to 10 days past your baby?s due
date, do doctor recommend inducing your labor. If you or your baby
has special health concerns, often early madical induction or
caesarian section is recommended ? but otherwise, there?s no reason
to rush a pregnancy by inducing labor medically.
But if you?re in your 42nd week of
pregnancy and are overwhelmed with feelings of physical discomfort
and mental anguish, then here are tips for natural labor
There are some basic tips that every
pregnant woman can follow to initiate their labor and also make it
go a lot faster. And these natural, home remedies range from adding
pineapples to your diet to getting busy in the bedroom.
In order to encourage natural labor
induction, you can make a few simple changes to your diet. First of
all, spicy foods are known for inducing labor, curiously enough.
Similarly, pineapples seem to have the same effect. Tea, including
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, can also be helpful in this area. You can
also drink Castor
Oil! Just mix the oil with orange juice or some other beverage
and take a big gulp. You certainly won?t want to sip Caster Oil
slowly though, as it is not very tasty.
Being physically active is also a key
tip for natural labor induction. Excercise can induce labor and just
making an effort to walk more frequently can help trigger
contractions and at the very least position your unborn baby so that
he can be birthed easily. Movement causes your baby to press his
head down onto your cervix and get into position for labor.
Another way to be active that is a lot
more fun than walking around is to engage in intercourse. Many
pregnant women find this unappealing when their belly?s huge and
they?re feeling uncomfortable and fatigued. However, sex is one of
the common ways to induce labor. During intercourse, a woman
produces the hormone oxytocin, which causes her uterus to contract.
Meanwhile, a man?s semen is released and it contains a substance
called prostaglandis, which softens the woman?s cervix. If you?re
not up for that, nipple stimulation is also another way to induce
labor ? as oxytocin is released during this as well.
Indeed, touch is very powerful.
Acupuncture and massage are also enjoyable ways to induce your
Other tips involve oils and herbs. Blue and black
cohosh are the most popular herbs for natural labor induction and
Clary Sage Oil, when mixed with lotion and rubbed onto oneself, is
amazingly effective for moving things along.
Hopefully these suggestions will make
you a mother sooner than later, but if your baby still insists on
hanging on, don?t get nervous ans tensed. Try to sit back and relax
and use a combination of these natural remedies to aid the process.
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