If you're at the end of your pregnancy with no signs of labor starting, you may have begun the search for ways you can start the process at home. For generations, women have advised pregnant mamas on all manner of techniques to make their baby arrive. But how do you know if it's worth your time, energy, and taste buds? Although it's safe to say most at home methods won't hurt you, there are some old wives tales about inducing labor that you shouldn't believe, because chances are you're going to end up disappointed.
The reasons old wives tales keep being handed down, is that for some women there has been a connection. You grandmother swears that she went into labor with your mom just hours after drinking some castor oil. But your mom and all your aunts tried it, and didn't deliver for days. All it takes is a few people to swear that a certain method worked for them, and the argument becomes pretty convincing.
Whether or not you choose to try a home induction method that is considered a myth is up to you. But before you put all your hope in one idea, make sure to consider these nine myths about inducing labor before you start swallowing nasty potions.