Originally Answered: Natural labor induction. Pineapple or acupressure?
Squats, stairs, walking, these are a few things that you could try. Of course having sex is supposed to be #1, because when a woman becomes aroused, oxytocin levels in the body rise, as well, the sperm contains similar qualities, which can induce labor. I've read that a long duration, about 3hrs. a day, of nipple stimulation can induce labor, and it will also help desensitize your nipples before you start nursing. My experience has been that rocking in a rocking chair made my waters break with my first, and with my second I had sex (it needs to be hot and heavy, like really turned on) and did some squats. If you have an exercise ball that may help get things going, and it will also help with the labor process. There is also a pressure point in the foot arch that can cause the uterus to contract. Don't worry about the induction. Many have done it, yes it fast and quite painful, but if you receive a healthy baby at the end, that is all that really matters. And, don't forget there are plenty of pain treatment options to help you get through it. I had two c-sections, and would take an induction any day over that recovery. Good luck, and God bless your precious gift.