Obstet gynecol 110(4):820-6 Tan PC, Yow CM, Omar SZ. Coitus and orgasm at term: effect on spontaneous labour and pregnancy outcome. [Accessed January 2015] My 1st baby was overdue, so by mistake I happened to spend some time in a Jacuzzi up to belly button, I was in and out of the Jacuzzi and the next morning I passed my mucus plug and started getting contractions.
For my 3rd baby I had a home birth, I walked around a lot and I squatted, and even had sex which brought on contractions quicker..surely helped with bringing baby faster, my water broke that same night and baby came gushing out. I had a sweep on thursday - on Friday night I had so much pain in my lower abdomen that kept coming in waves every few minutes.
There is no clear guidance on how much nipple stimulation you need, or how often, to encourage the start of contractions. If you go overdue, you'll probably be inundated with suggestions of techniques to try but there's little or no evidence that any of them work.Having said that, if you and your baby are in good health and you're fed up with waiting, you may want to try some of these natural methods to bring labour on.However, research has yet to prove that it works in practice.Lots of couples have sex during pregnancy without setting off labour either early or at term.It’s best to talk to your doctor or midwife first, especially if you have a condition, or if your consultant has suggested inducing your labour because of a complication.Sex Having sex or an orgasm can trigger the release of the hormone oxytocin.onlinelibrary.[Accessed January 2015] Mozurkewich EL, Chilimigras JL, Berman DR, et al. Methods of induction of labour: a systematic review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (8): CD002962.BMC Pregnancy Childbirth gov [Accessed January 2015] Omar NS, Tan PC, Sabir N, et al. Coitus to expedite the onset of labour: a randomised trial. onlinelibrary.[Accessed January 2015] Smith CA, Crowther CA, Grant SJ. onlinelibrary.[Accessed January 2015] Tan PC, Yow CM, Omar SZ. Effect of coital activity on onset of labor in women scheduled for labor induction: a randomized controlled trial.Although theoretically irritating the bowel could bring on contractions, there is no evidence that it actually works.Another reason castor oil is not recommended is because its oiliness makes it unpleasant to drink and it makes most women feel sick.