Five ways to naturally induce labor, either at home or in a clinic

Five Ways to Induce Labor Naturally

38 weeks have passed and you’re looking to induce labor.

Your back hurts. Your feet are tired. Your innards haven’t functioned “normally” for months. You are done with pregnancy.

You hop on Pinterest and before you know it your fingers have tapped out “natural labor induction” and you ended up here.

I get it. I see so many mamas at 38 and 39 weeks who are exactly where you are and frankly, I’ve been there myself.

So I wanted to get some labor induction ideas down on paper (well, pixels anyway) for mamas to be able to peruse and then discuss with their midwives or ob-gyns. But first, some important information about the differences between labor preparation and labor induction.

Five ways to naturally induce labor, either at home or in a clinic

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Acupuncture for birth preparation and labor induction

The last few weeks of pregnancy are unique. You’re excited because you’re going to meet your new baby so soon! There’s anxiety because oh wow, there is so much still left to do. Maybe you’re  a little scared. And you might be frustrated because you’re big enough now that if you drop something on the floor that it lives there now.

You could be any of this and more. Every pregnancy is different, every woman is different but there is one thing that is pretty much constant across pregnancies:

You want it to be over and that 40 week mark is juuuuuuuust within your reach.

Are you looking for a natural means of labor induction? Or maybe you're looking to prepare for birth. Chinese Medicine may have your answer - acupuncture!

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