If you've passed your due date, your doctor might induce labor in the hospital using hormone-like chemicals called prostaglandins.
The other methods on this list are unproven, and can even be dangerous. Castor oil can cause nausea or diarrhea, which can dehydrate you. Black cohosh and other herbs can have side effects that are dangerous to you and your baby.
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