Evening primrose oil has been proven to be one of the most effective oils in inducing labor during the 36th to 38th weeks. This oil helps to tone and ripen the cervix. When combined with other natural induction methods, labor and delivery are less painful and much smoother. To use evening primrose oil, insert two capsules in your cervix or slice them open and rub the oil on your perineum before going to bed at night. To hasten labor, you can insert up to 4 capsules daily.
Two herbs that are also being used to induce labor are black and blue cohosh. These herbs have been found to be very effective in women that have weak and/or irregular uterine contractions. Because black and blue cohosh are very potent herbs, they need to be used while under a doctor’s supervision.
Other women recommend the use of castor oil. However, this is not a very pleasant induction method. Being a laxative, castor oil works by inducing spasms in the intestines, which cushion the uterus during pregnancy. These spasms, in turn, cause the uterus to cramp leading to the development of full-blown contractions. The drawback to using castor oil is that it will cause diarrhea and it may also affect the bowels of your unborn child.
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