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Induction Techniques for Labor: Natural to Forceful

So what happens when your pregnancy is 40 weeks and 2 days like mine and no signs of baby coming. So induction techniques are plentiful with some being more scientific than others and they range from very gentle to very forceful. I want to share with you the range of options then let you know which ones are my go to and let you decide what is best for you and baby. As always please consult your mid-wife or OB/GYN before selecting any of the more forceful options.

Meditation/Deep breathing Least forceful

Raspberry Leaf Tea/ Herbs

Eat Dates

Spicy Food/ Curry


Nipple Stimulation

Evening Primrose oil for cervical softening

Induction Massage


Chiropractic induction


Membrane Sweeping or Stripping

Break Water



C-section Most Forceful (Ultimate induction)

So During my first pregnancy I used raspberry leaf tea, massage, acupuncture, sex, spicy food, nipple stimulation and chiropractic induction. During my current pregnancy I am doing acupuncture, sex and spicy food, prayer and chiropractic induction. Please remember that certain herbs and techniques must be supervised by your mid-wife or OB especially in cases such as a VBAC, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes.

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