Ways to Induce Labor Part 5: Evening Primrose Oil

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Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is a supplement that is commonly recommended as a “natural” induction method, but is it safe? Does it work? What does the evidence say?
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Ways to Induce Labor Part 4: Nipple Stimulation

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Is nipple stimulation an effective way to induce labor? Or will it just give you sore breasts? What does the research say? Continue reading “Ways to Induce Labor Part 4: Nipple Stimulation”

Ways to Induce Labor Part 3: Castor Oil

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Will using Castor Oil get you a baby? Or just an upset stomach? What does the research say on using castor oil for labor induction? Continue reading “Ways to Induce Labor Part 3: Castor Oil”

Ways to Induce Labor Part 1: Membrane Stripping

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Many women, whether by medical necessity or personal preference, will undergo induction of labor during their pregnancies. There are many methods available, both natural and medical. Some of these methods are research proven, others are old wive’s tales that have been shown to be ineffective, or even harmful. This series will look at research articles regarding different methods commonly used, and their effectiveness at inducing labor. Part 1 of this series will discuss research on Membrane Stripping. Continue reading “Ways to Induce Labor Part 1: Membrane Stripping”