When it comes to inducing labor themselves, many women have turned to herbs and dietary changes to enable them to have a less stressful delivery.
A lot of women swear by the effectiveness of evening primrose oil. Available in capsule form, it is inserted into the cervix between the 36th to 38th weeks to promote ripening of the cervical walls. Other women include fruits like mango, kiwi, pineapple and raspberry tea leaf in their diet which contain enzymes that help in toning the cervix. Especially during the last few two weeks of pregnancy, these fruits have been known to initiate mild contractions.
Some women recommend intake of castor oil to induce labor. Take note, however, that castor oil induces contractions by causing spasms in your bowels. This may lead to troublesome bouts of diarrhea and it may also affect the immature digestive system of your unborn baby.
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