Immediately warn: the possibility of stimulation of labor is better than previously agreed with the doctor, because it may well be that the birth does not yet begin only in connection with the incorrectly established date. And the natural stimulation of childbirth can be justified only in the case when the forerunners of labor seem to be making themselves felt, but for one reason or another the contractions do not begin yet.
As for the precursors of childbirth, which may be a "permissive signal" for natural stimulation of labor, they are:
- maturity of the cervix;
- the fetus is lowered head down, at which the abdomen is observed (for 1-2 weeks before delivery);
- decreased activity, decreasing the movements of the baby (1-2 weeks before the birth);
- departure of the mucous plug (3-10 days before delivery);
- decrease in the weight of the future mother by 0, 5-1 kg (2-3 days before delivery);
- increased frequency of urination, the appearance of pain in the lower back (2-5 days before delivery).
The above states indicate that the moment of onset of labor is near. And with the permission of the doctor, you can, if you wish, experience any of the methods of natural stimulation of childbirth, known to the people for more than a decade.
Moderate physical activity. The best way in this "category" are long daily walks - 2-3 hours a leisurely pace in the fresh air. To accelerate the onset of labor, one can practice climbing the stairs through a step, dances with slow rotation of the hips. At the same time, it is strictly forbidden to lift weights, force exercises on simulators or any other, assuming a serious load.
Massage of the nipples. According to medical data, during the nipple massage in the female body, a hormone oxytocin is produced, which stimulates cervical contractions. In addition, a massage of the nipples is also useful, in order to prepare the breast for the future feeding of the baby. Massage 2-3 times a day, gently stroking and nipples for 15 minutes.
Have sex. Intimacy with the spouse also contributes to the production of oxytocin, which helps to accelerate the onset of labor. Also, sex can be considered one of the methods of natural stimulation of labor due to the presence of prostaglandins in male sperm - substances that promote maturation and opening of the uterus. However, to practice sex as an "accelerator" of childbirth is possible only on the condition that water has not yet left - otherwise there is a risk of infection. In addition, sex is contraindicated for the natural stimulation of childbirth, if there is a low prevalent placenta.
Food. To speed up the onset of labor, it is necessary to revise the diet in favor of substances rich in fiber: vegetables and fruits. Thus, fiber improves the intestinal peristalsis, and from intensive and regular intestines to the first contractions of the uterus nearby.
Shower and foot massage. It is believed that one of the ways to naturally stimulate births can be a contrast shower. After 20-30 minutes of hot jet and the subsequent procedure of a contrast shower, you can then apply acupressure of the foot: massage each finger separately, the center of the foot, find a point above the chin on the inside of the foot.
Castor oil. Castor before pregnant even gave in the hospital, thereby facilitating the onset of labor. So, castor oil is a strong laxative - the emptying of the intestine and accompanying the process of bowel contraction stimulate, in turn, the onset of uterine contractions. But, at the same time, the use of castor oil in large quantities can provoke diarrhea and lead to dehydration, which is a real danger. Therefore, to practice the use of castor oil, diluting it with juice in excess of 100 g, as indicated in the recipes, doctors do not recommend. But to drip a few drops of butter on black bread and eat it is very possible.
Leaves of raspberry. Another recipe for natural stimulation of labor is as follows: raspberry leaves are boiled with boiling water, after which the infusion should be drunk 2-3 cups a day. Some sources say that taking infusion from raspberry leaves to speed birth is a myth. Others - that this broth stimulates uterine contractions, thereby stimulating the onset of labor. Whatever it was, a decoction of crimson leaves is recommended not earlier than from the 37th week of pregnancy.