I want to avoid a hospital induction. I’m due in nine weeks with my first child. At the hospital I am going to have the baby at, the policy is to induce at 41 weeks and 3 days. Considering that most first time moms are at least a week overdue, I am already thinking about the various things I can do to try and get things going on my own!
Of course, it will be two months until I start trying any of the following:) I’ve read about various different methods, none of them conclusively being what started labour: spicy food, walking, stair climbing, bumpy car ride, nipple stimulation, sex, castor oil, various herbs and teas, and bouncing on a birthing ball. All of these methods will be discussed with my doctor and well-researched by myself before attempting. And, except for the castor oil, they all seem quite fun:)
The best natural induction I’ve seen though is this one:
Do you have any techniques to induce labour? What worked for you?