I am now two days past my due date. However, only 5% of women actually deliver on their due date. Babies have a way of coming when they want to. But if you are impatient like me and have a schedule to keep like I do you may need the comfort of trying out some natural induction techniques.
Here are some of the most common ways to encourage baby to be on your time schedule:
Chiropractic adjustments – my favorite
Walking lots and lots
Acupuncture – not my favorite due to needles but they can do acupressure also
Sex – well isn’t that everyone’s favorite?
Nipple stimulation – you can use a breast pump for this
Uterine Tonic Tinctures (black cohosh, evening primrose oil)
Caster oil – talk to your doctor first as this can have some unpleasant side-effects
Lots of bouncing on a ball
Reflexology Points – helps some but not everyone
I have been walking, taking the Uterine Tonic since 37 weeks, eating spicy foods as they are my favorite, doing some acupuncture, bouncing on the ball and tomorrow will go get a massage if nothing exciting is happening.