Reply
What natural induction methods worked for you? ♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
5th May '13

So, I think I've tried just about everything except castor oil to get this baby out! Sex, I've been walking a 5K 5 days a week since 36 weeks, all the stupid food old wives tales, EPO, etc.
I'm sure there is something missing though. What natural induction method worked for you? I have a medical induction looming over my head in 4 days and I would much prefer to go into labor on my own rather than induced at the hospital.

Mommy to munchkin 17 kids; Bandera, Texas 1229 posts
5th May '13

If baby isnt ready nothing you can do. Good luck.

Ashley Teal Due December 25; Greer, South Carolina 14 posts
5th May '13

I tried EVERYTHING!! castor oil, walking, sex, nipple stimulation, raspberry tea.. was still induced with all 3 a week over.. baby will come only when baby wants!! i learned that the hard way. LOL

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
5th May '13

Nothing will make you go into labor other than your baby wanting to come out.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
5th May '13

I pumped for an hour and had sex twice the day before I had my bloody show and my water broke. I was still induced but apperently my water broke on its own.

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Yer mom's house, GA, United States 12413 posts
5th May '13

nothing worked for me lol i still went over a week overdue and had to be induced

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
5th May '13

Red raspberry leaf tea. Brewed ridiculously strong. 20 bags to 2 cups of water and chug. (It's super nasty.) It worked for me and a couple other girls in my due date group with LO. One girl actually went into labor just a couple hours later. I tried if after it worked for her and went into labor about a day and a half later. I tried it for the same reason as you, I was supposed to be induced at 39 weeks and wanted to labor on my own.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 7978 posts
5th May '13

A lot of my girl friends jokingly told me to go somewhere that I'd really didn't want my water to break and it would. Lol it actually worked for me but I'm chalking that up to coincidence.

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Yer mom's house, GA, United States 12413 posts
5th May '13
Quoting ρiηkie ρie:" Red raspberry leaf tea. Brewed ridiculously strong. 20 bags to 2 cups of water and chug. (It's super ... [snip!] ... a half later. I tried it for the same reason as you, I was supposed to be induced at 39 weeks and wanted to labor on my own. "


hmmmm interesting

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
5th May '13
Quoting .CeCe.:" hmmmm interesting"

Yeah, another lady read about it on a midwife's blog. Apparently it's a really old school labor induction technique. I'm trying to find the post, I'll post the link if I do.

♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
5th May '13
Quoting ρiηkie ρie:" Red raspberry leaf tea. Brewed ridiculously strong. 20 bags to 2 cups of water and chug. (It's super ... [snip!] ... a half later. I tried it for the same reason as you, I was supposed to be induced at 39 weeks and wanted to labor on my own. "


That is interesting! Does it give you diarrhea or anything?

Jami + 2 2 kids; Tampa, FL, United States 1427 posts
5th May '13

i walked alot. sex too.. ds came on his due date :)

aℓyssa Due October 21 (girl); 1 child; Manhattan, KS, United States 18863 posts
5th May '13

Massage with pressure points.



We jokingly did it thirty minutes before going to bed the night before my due date.. I ended up in labor 4 hours later. :lol:

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Yer mom's house, GA, United States 12413 posts
5th May '13
Quoting ρiηkie ρie:" Yeah, another lady read about it on a midwife's blog. Apparently it's a really old school labor induction technique. I'm trying to find the post, I'll post the link if I do."


if you can that'd be great. i foresee going overdue again with this one and I'd try this over another induction lol

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Yer mom's house, GA, United States 12413 posts
5th May '13
Quoting aℓyssa