Natural Labor Induction Techniques

Jan 20, 2012 by

Aside from coming into my office for daily acupuncture treatments for labor induction, I also suggest the following techniques to stimulate labor. If you try these out, be sure to use them several times daily, for several days in a row. Good luck!

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1.Drink at least 3 cups of red raspberry tea daily.

2.Take 1,000mg of Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) daily by mouth.

3. At night before bed poke a small hole on one EPO capsule and insert it vaginally. The EPO suppository helps soften and ripen the cervix.

4. Walk, walk, walk.

5. Several times daily, sit on birthing ball and relax pelvic floor muscles as if doing an opposite Kegal- like water flowing down out of the vagina. Or do this in squatting position for about one minute several times per day.

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6. Have sex. The semen and orgasm help you to go into labor. If you’re not feeling into penetrative sex, the next best thing is orgasm because it stimulates contractions of t he uterus.  Oral sex or your favorite vibe toy for clitoral stimulation can help that along.  Have fun!

7. Daily Creative Visualization. See yourself in labor, your partner assisting, you birthing vaginally, you holding and breastfeeding your baby, and your partner holding the baby.

8. Use the acupressure points on this website several times daily. These acupressure points are very important to stimulate several times per day. The author of the site is a midwife and acupuncturist, Debra Betts who has provided illustrations and videos of the points to use. PDF booklets and You-Tube videos to teach you how to locate the points. I suggest that you use the points she suggests for labor induction as well as the sacral points she lists under Pain Relief on Labor- because pressure on the sacrum releases oxytocin, which is a hormone that stimulates labor.

9. Watch videos of women breastfeeding their babies. Watching will stimulate release of your oxytocin (which also flows after you have the baby- it assists in momma baby bonding/love), and you will learn a trick or two. I absolutely love the videos on You-Tube by BreastFeedingBabies Channel but you find tons of others, too.

 

 

 

 

 

Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac., Herbalist, Author, Creator of HealthyStuffU.com
Aiyana Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
41 Union Square West, Suite 519
New York, NY 10003
(212) 894.0767

  • Cherie

    Thank you for sharing these techniques. I’ve watched the video twice now, it’s so precious. I can’t wait to meet my baby in 10 weeks. =)

    • http://healthystuffu.com/ JulietteAiyana

      My pleasure, Cherie. Have a wonderful time cuddling your sweet baby!

      Smiles,
      Juliette Aiyana

  • MaryAnne

    Thanks for posting this useful information. More people should know about how helpful Chinese Medicine is for induction.

    • http://healthystuffu.com/ JulietteAiyana

      Thanks, MaryAnne. Hopefully this blog post will be shared my many so that we can get the word out :)