What helps bring on labor??

Nicole - posted on 02/10/2010 ( 141 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know if its Karol syrup that helps bring on labor??? IF so, how much of it and if not, what can help??

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Allison - posted on 02/17/2010

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CASTOR OIL helps induce labor. My girlfriend is an OB/GYN and told me to take 1 Tbsp castor oil, a raw egg, and my favorite ice cream and throw it all in the blender. Gulp it down! It didn't taste too bad and I delivered 13 hours later. Labor started about 1 1/2 after I drank the concoction. I highly recommend it!

I have heard, however, that if your body isn't ready, it just isn't going to happen no matter what you try. But this totally worked for me- I was dilated to 1 before drinking it.

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Well patience will do the trick! Dont understand why everyone is always in such a rush to go into labour. Ive got three boys was overdue with all of them and i just enjoyed my extra time with them. We are only pregnant a few times in our lives why not relax and enjoy it so what if it takes a week or two longer than its supposed to.

Elsie - posted on 02/16/2010

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Stimulate your nipples every 15 minutes then rest and start to stimulate again. I know that some doctors and my doctor too said that having sex during last weeks of pregnant help to have a good labor work. Good Luck.

Jane - posted on 02/15/2010

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sex. and make sure it's really, really good b/c you won't be having any of this for a long time after the baby is born! lol!

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Tonja - posted on 02/17/2010

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I had veggie sushi--with the first, went into labor almost immediately (tho labor was over 24 hrs). Took longer to start with the other 2..perhaps the nori, perhaps the wasabi....Every time tho within 12 hrs I started labor.

Melissa - posted on 02/17/2010

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Hehehe i got told squatting helps...........but i didn't try it!!! I just told the person that if I tried to squat I probably wouldn't be able to get back up!

Samantha - posted on 02/17/2010

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sex worked for me...i wanted to have her right on time so we had sex two days before and the next day i went into labor....

Samantha - posted on 02/17/2010

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sex worked for me...i wanted to have her right on time so we had sex two days before and the next day i went into labor....

Michelle - posted on 02/17/2010

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I found a really long walk helped with both my kids as it helps the baby engage or engage further, good luck!!

Ashli - posted on 02/17/2010

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I was 3 weeks over due with my daughter and I was miserable! So my mom bought me some casteroil (sp?) and I took it that morning and 8 hours later we went to the hospital for labor. It is sooo nasty but it worked for me! You can also try walking alot.

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If your body is ready and your cervix is ripe, sex will work. The first 2 times I tried it I had Braxton-Hicks contractions. The next time I tried it (it'd been more than a few days) I went into labor within a few hours.

Chela - posted on 02/17/2010

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My mom's a midwife and was constantly telling me while I was pregnant that she always found the best method with all her clients to be sex. She said the important thing though, isnt just to have sex and assume it's done, but to make sure you orgasm, the orgasm will quite often trigger early contractions. Also, raspberry leaf tea helps the early contractions become stronger.

Kahne - posted on 02/17/2010

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Dont listen to people saying to drink Castor oil..... Coming from a Labor & Delivery employee of 8+ years!!!!! Please read my earlier post. This is dangerous stuff & is NOT common for Dr.'s to even consider it!



We had mothers come in all the time after doing this to themselves.... (shaking my head) It was a regular struggle with mom's to keep the baby heart rate in a safe level.



Do you really want to harm your baby? Or poo all over the place? Think about it :)

Ellen - posted on 02/16/2010

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Oh that's right Karol is the sweet stuff. castrol oil just gives you the runs (Gross!!!!!!) sorry. about that tmi

Ellen - posted on 02/16/2010

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It is Karol syrup but don't do It I think If you take too much It could be dangerous. What worked for me was alot more fun...SEX! and lots of it. lol

Barbie - posted on 02/16/2010

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No they say to take casteroil,but not sure how much,so I would not even try it..When I was prego my Doctor said to bring on labor start forplay take your time at it and let nature work.she also said having entercourse but do it easily,nothing hard and rough..Not sure if there are other things to do or not,,nothing worked for me,ended up having a c-section..Good luck!

Megan - posted on 02/16/2010

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When I was teaching Lamaze classes I told all of my parents about the "Italian Induction" which is a common name for what sex at term can also referred to as. This will help because to put it bluntly the hormones in the semen can help the uterus contract

Mary - posted on 02/16/2010

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nothing except the baby being ready to come brings on labor, sorry! I tried everything - except castor oil, gross. Even induction didn't work the first day and a half!

Tricia - posted on 02/16/2010

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ask your ob to do membrane seperation it hurts like hell but i went into labor the next day....

Cleo - posted on 02/16/2010

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Lol I don't know anyone who ate spicy food and went into labor but from what the doctors have told me a lot of walking, sex, nipple stimulation and chamomile tea can work.

Tausha - posted on 02/16/2010

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castorl oil in the pharmacy does =) i was dilated to a 2 and not progressing and i took some.... i had her that next day!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/16/2010

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Just like most of the other girls said. I've heard Sex, Nipple Stimulation, & alot of walking helps induce labor!! And hot baths will help with the soreness! ;)

Nitesha - posted on 02/16/2010

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its caster oil i used it with my 3rd he was stubborn as all get out, spicey foods ,exercise and sex

Dawn - posted on 02/16/2010

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walking and lots of sex.. it helped me the sex will alot make the pushing and the the labour easier!

Angela - posted on 02/16/2010

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Castor oil is a midwife trick but I think only if you are overdue and to avoid induction. Evening primrose oil pills are used to soften the cervix. you can take them at 36 weeks or insert them. Get on your hands and knees and clean your bathroom,I know it's the last thing you feel like doing but that postion helps the baby move down. Have sex and make sure you orgasm(sorry so graphic) but it's the semen and the uterine contraction from the orgasm that does the trick!

bottom line when nature is ready she will call!

Cathy - posted on 02/16/2010

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Cod liver oil, orange juice, a long walk, followed by curry and later, sex - worked for me twice hehe

Marie - posted on 02/16/2010

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do not take any think like that if any think went wrong in labour thay would not beable to get hold of ur baby if thay have to just try all the old stuff like a very hot curry and lots of sex to be far

Candice - posted on 02/16/2010

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I lost my mucus plug walking around the Royal Show then a few days later I ate hot salami and went into labour that night LOL

Jacqueline - posted on 02/15/2010

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Walking and staying active helps alot. I remember wanting to walk to the convience store (which was only a couple blocks away-and something I did almost everyday). I remember having to do the potty-break b4 I left. I realized I lost my birth plug. I wasn't in pain nor had my water broke. I tried to get a friend to walk with me (which was also pregnant). Needless to say, she refused becaue she was afraid I would go into labor on the way there or the way back. Although I still wasn't in pain, I finally went to the hospital as my mother suggested. Come to find out, I was 7 cm. dialated. So, because I walked alot, my labor wasn't as harsh and I delivered my son with great ease. My doctor always encouraged me to walk to help with the bringing on labor, and to help the pains. It prepares your muscles to contract the baby out.

Jacqueline - posted on 02/15/2010

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Walking and staying active helps alot. I remember wanting to walk to the convience store (which was only a couple blocks away-and something I did almost everyday). I remember having to do the potty-break b4 I left. I realized I lost my birth plug. I wasn't in pain nor had my water broke. I tried to get a friend to walk with me (which was also pregnant). Needless to say, she refused becaue she was afraid I would go into labor on the way there or the way back. Although I still wasn't in pain, I finally went to the hospital as my mother suggested. Come to find out, I was 7 cm. dialated. So, because I walked alot, my labor wasn't as harsh and I delivered my son with great ease. My doctor always encouraged me to walk to help with the bringing on labor, and to help the pains. It prepares your muscles to contract the baby out.

Netta - posted on 02/15/2010

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Sex, once you have an orgasm certain endorphines are released to trigger labor.

Bethany - posted on 02/15/2010

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when the child is ready, their brain triggers the secretion of a hormone that in turn triggers your contractions.

Just be patient and wait your turn.

Charlotte came at 42 weeks, right on time for her. I know, it's hard when your belly feels like it's going to tear itself off your body it's so big, but they all come out in the end!

Take the opportinity to just sit quietly and rest. You're not going to get the chance again for a looooong time.



Any old wives tale trigger is coincidence, the baby was probably going to come then anyway, and we only try these things around when they're due. Think about it.



And who is having sex at 42 weeks anyway!!! Good grief, we'd have been lucky if my husband could have reached me I was so big!

Sara - posted on 02/15/2010

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Acupuncture and Eggplant worked for me. Don't do it late in the evening though. It worked within 6 hours for me.

Karyn - posted on 02/15/2010

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Use acupressure. Massage the points around the inside of each ankle. However, only the baby knows when the time is just right.

Vicky - posted on 02/15/2010

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Castor Oil worked great for me, i mixed it with lemonade and within 2 hours i was away. my hubby got some from the chemist as my waters broke early and i wanted to go into labour asap as didnt want to stay in hospital and wait. Wasnt actually that bad, i even smelt it before i drank it.

Jessica - posted on 02/15/2010

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I never found what brought on labor - my last baby was 10 days late and I had almost worked up the nerve to do the castor oil thing. Good luck!

Christina - posted on 02/15/2010

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i was told pineapple. i ate two cans of pineapple for dinner and then next day i was in labor

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2010

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Oh I forgot.....if you do take the castor oil......like I said you will have bad stools so drink lots of water so you dont get dehydrated.

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2010

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Karol syrup wont do anything. Its just corn syrup. What you need is Caster oil. I took two tablespoons after a pizza then walked around the block and I was in labor two hours later. An hour after that was in the hosptal and dialating. 12 hours later My son was born happy and healthy!!!
I must warn you....you will have bad stools!!! But the good thing about having empty bowels is that you wont poop during labor!! LOL!!!!

Kayleigh - posted on 02/15/2010

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I worked for an OB/GYN for a couple of years and had girls asking what to do to bring on labor all of the time! Karo syrup might be worth a shot, but will probably only cause you to go to the bathroom. The one thing we ALWAYS told our girls was sex!! It is the one sure fire way to bring on labor. If you're not up for that, go for a good walk!! LOL

Nichole - posted on 02/15/2010

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an orgasm is the most 4 sure way. I tried castor oil only ended up in restroom super embarrassing good luck

Stephanie - posted on 02/15/2010

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Truth be told from what I've read, us mommies have nothing to do with when labor begins. There is a hormone released by baby that goes to mommy's brain that begins labor. Wish I could tell you there's a miracle wonder that will start labor, but medically speaking there is not.

Beth - posted on 02/15/2010

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They say Castor Oil, but besides tasting terrible I have never heard of it working. Walking worked for me, but I heard sex works too. Yes, breast stimulation also works. It helps the uterus contract and bring on labor, if your body is ready. Good luck!

Robin - posted on 02/15/2010

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All Karo syrup will do is make you sick, coming from an OB nurse and mother of three, Nipple stimulation brings on labor. When you are in the shower or even have your husband do this if you can stand it. It should be done for about 20 min every half hour or so. I know I did not want to be touched for the last three months, but this really works. My first was 41 weeks and I did this by recommendation form my OB nursing instructor and it worked, also worked with my third baby. Good luck and have fun.

Meghan - posted on 02/15/2010

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Aks your Dr to strip your membrane. If the baby is ready to come out it will start labor if the baby needs more time to cook that it wont work. It worked for me and I was two weeks early. My friend had it done when she was two weeks late and it didnt do a thing. Good luck.

Noemi - posted on 02/15/2010

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some people say spice food help,walk the most faster you can ,to many thing,but labor come when baby wants to come lol

Elizabeth - posted on 02/16/2010

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Just like most of the other girls said. I've heard Sex, Nipple Stimulation, & alot of walking helps induce labor!! And hot baths will help with the soreness! ;)

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