why can't i find a thread on natural induction at home?

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  1. iwanttobeamumm

    iwanttobeamumm Well-Known Member

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    why can't i find a thread on natural induction at home?
    i'm due a week tomorrow and midwife says i will be induced on my due date if she doesn't come before then because of complications with her movements and position so want her to come naturally before next Saturday any help? i know most things should be checked with gp/ midwife first xx :wall2: GET OUT!!!! :wall2:
     
  2. BunnyN

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    First I'd say to do your own research and don't be pressured into an induction if you don't agree with their reasons. There is certainly a place for induction, so I'm not saying it's the wrong decision, but some some doctors and MWs are a little induction happy and can be quite forceful about their opinions.

    I do think that nothing you can do at home will work if your body is not ready but if your body is close you might be able to nudge it in the right direction. My midwife recommended to try:

    Raspberry leaf tea
    Pineapple
    sex
    homeopathic remedies
    reflexology
    acupuncture
    a membrane sweep

    I drank a huge pot of raspberry leaf tea took homeopathic remedies and had sex just before labour started. It wasn't the first time I tried any of those things but it was the first time I'd done them all at the same time. I was more than a week overdue though so it had to happen some time.
     
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    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I am aware you cannot have an actual medical induction at home?

    I think you need to contact your actual MW and have a chat with her hun, see what your options are?

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  4. HelenJ

    HelenJ Well-Known Member

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    I don't see any reason for induction unless you are nearing the 42week mark and mothing is happening? Most babies arrive after 40 weeks anyway, it is just a guess date and not due basically. As long as you are in good health and so is the baby I wouldn't agree on induction because if the baby is not ready an induction won't make you have a nice quick and smooth birth. Intervention is great when really needed t not just standard procedure.
     
  5. iwanttobeamumm

    iwanttobeamumm Well-Known Member

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    im not asking about medical induction at home im asking about natural induction like listed above raspberry leaf and pineapple
     
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    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Also iv added to this in bold and also heard spicey foods as clear out bowels and the knocking of bowel on cervix helps walking lots helps as does rocking on a bouncy ball too xx
     
  7. BevG

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    raspberry leaf tea does not induce labour.....it strengthens and tones the muscles of the uterus in order to aid contractions pushing and shrinking after birth.
    you have to eat at least 8 raw pinapples to get enough of the natural chemical to have any chance of inducing labour
    castor oil is a bit dnagerous nowdays as it can make baby poo and mw's will think baby is in distress or be unable to tell if baby is distressed.

    sex - blowjobs and normal sex can kick off labour due to protiens in the sperm and from 'shaking things up' down there.
    nipple stimulation releases natural oxytocin which can start off labour if baby is ready to come
    a membrane sweep from the mw can kick things off
    climbing stairs sideways like a crab
    long walks
    bouncng on a ball
    scrubbing the floor
    evening primrose oil capsules inserted vaginally
    epo taken orally
    clary sage oil in bath or massaged into bump using a carrier oil
    more sex lol
    spicy food

    these are the things ive been told work orthings i tried last time
    the sweep worked for me at 40+3

    i took RLT from 32 weeks last time too, 1 cup a day then upped it 1 cup extra every week, so 32 weeks 1 cupper day, 33 weeks 2 cups per day, 34 weeks 3 cups per daytil i got to 5/6 cups a day then i just stayed at that til birth
     
  8. BunnyN

    BunnyN Well-Known Member

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    I read the same about raspberry tea but I'm sure it made my BH contractions stronger, to the point I stopped drinking it for a few days because I felt they were stronger than they should be. The day I started drinking it again I started getting really strong BH again which turned into labour so I do wonder if it helped with the kick off.
     
    #8 BunnyN, Jun 17, 2013
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