Can I Induce Labor Myself?
Tales abound of home remedies that supposedly bring on labor, but there is no scientific evidence to back them up. These methods include:
- Having sex
- Gently stimulating your nipples
- Herbal remedies including blue or black cohosh (some herbs can be dangerous if you don’t use them properly)
- Drinking small amounts of castor oil
Don’t try any of these home methods without first talking to your doctor or midwife. Some could pose risks.