How to induce labor at home as long as possible?

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You eagerly wait for the due date, and when it's around the corner, all eyes are on the calendar, and you are bombarded with care instructions and suggestions to be prepared for the big day, a mom-to-be gets such special treatment. Every would-be-mom will find herself nervous when the due date is about to arrive, women wish the labor to be straightforward, smooth, and short due to obvious reasons. So, here is a list of things you can do to induce labor at home- as long as possible!

Helpful tips to induce labor at home!

Check out this list and simplify the process!

Prepare yourself

A woman needs to be prepared both physically and mentally, it all starts with preparation. It is common to get signs that your baby is ready to pop out, but preparing yourself mentally is more important. If you are planning to induce labor at home, you need to keep in mind that you won't be surrounded by a team of nurses and doctors, the delivery won't be as fancy as one in the labor room in a top-rated hospital.

Pregnancy exercises

Workout during pregnancy can help you induce labor naturally, we have all the details about pregnancy workout and its benefits covered in the link below!

Check out: Inducing labor naturally: 7 Pregnancy Exercises that actually work!

Hire a doula

Doula services are increasing in popularity; more and more people are recognizing the importance and need of having a doula at home during the pregnancy. A doula provides the right guidance and support during and even after the pregnancy that helps both mom and baby to stay safe throughout this exciting journey.

A doula at home plays a crucial role by mothering a mother, she's mom's best friend with whom mom can freely share all her feelings, worries, and concerns that are obvious to arise during the course of pregnancy.


Acupuncture is a great technique and it is known to help bring on labor, in parts of Asia, this amazing technique is widely put in place for centuries to jump-start labor.

Here is what a study suggests:

·         The University of North Carolina found that women who received acupuncture were more likely to go into labor without medical requirements.

·         This study had 56 women who were 39.5 to 41 weeks pregnant, 40 weeks is full term, half of the women received three acupuncture sessions, and others didn't go through any session.

·         70% of the women who got acupuncture went into labor on their own as compared to 50% who required medical care. The women who received acupuncture sessions were less likely to deliver with the help of C-section, 39% compared to 17%.

Have sex!

Midwives, as well as doctors, have given positive reviews on this strategy, and that is to do what made you pregnant- have sex! Sex releases prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that are similar to the medicines used to induce labor. And it's not going to hurt if you give it a try!

Remember, it's important for the man to ejaculate inside the vagina. Ejaculation contains prostaglandins that stimulate the cervix, possibly leading to contractions. Moreover, you need to ensure that water has not broken and you get the green light from your doctor and your midwife.

Also read - Some fun-filled and exciting at-home activities for would-be-moms

Castor oil and spicy food

Midwives are long been recommended to consume little amount of castor oil after the 38th week. Though there's no direct action on the uterus, but it happens indirectly with the help of stimulation of the bowels that lean on the uterus. This technique only seems to work when the woman's body is ready to go into labor.

Final words

So, now when you are aware of some amazing tricks that can help you induce labor at home, implement these important things, and make your journey of pregnancy smoother and safer. 


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