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How to Induce Labor Naturally

Learn about the natural ways to induce labor from childbirth expert Elizabeth Mangum-Sarach in this Howcast video.

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So what are some natural ways to speed your labor along the really important thing to keep in your mind with labor is you need to be eating, moving and some times crying or making noise or laughing or any kind of release that's going to allow your body to relax as much as possible. So if you find that your labor has stalled or has not progressing as fast as you think that it should be keep in your mind labor takes time but if or any reason that you need to speed up your labor there are natural ways that you can do it. Some of the natural ways to speed up your labor is to use acupuncture or acupressure points movement is key in labor. You really wanna make sure you are walking, moving, dancing, swaying with the contractions doing anything that you can to use gravity as your friend help to bring your baby down and also keep in mind that you want to try to keep your body as relaxed as possible so movement can be really great. Yoga or positions used in yoga can be really great for speeding along the labor process. So another natural way to progress labor is actually to have sex or do any thing that will bring you to orgasm. Remember that oxytocin is the love hormone in your body that's needed for labor to progress, so you can try nipple stimulation any thing to bring you to orgasm or have sexual intercourse. Semen is actually made up of prostrate gland and as well which can allow cervix to soften or thin and speed up the natural labor process. relaxation and visualization are other really great techniques and natural ways to induce or speed up your labor. So anything that is going to keep up your mind and body relaxed and allow your selves to open and allow your cervix to open and bring your baby down is going to help that process. Slow and deep breathing is important and can be used as a natural method of induction as it helps your body to relax, open up and surrender. It has been suggested to have a glass of wine to allow your self and your body to just relax and let go and let the process unfold. These are some natural methods of induction you can use.

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