From eating spicy foods to walking up and down stairs, pregnant women are given all sorts of advice when it comes to labor induction techniques. That doesn't mean that all of this folk wisdom is necessarily good advice, though. The things that don't induce labor, despite the rumors, may be best avoided or, at the very least, taken with a grain of salt.
For many women, focusing their energy on the most likely methods of inducing labor naturally makes a lot of sense. If you're ready to get that baby born already, then you may not want to spend any time drinking some tonic that doesn't do anything. Especially when you could be doing something fun, such as nipple stimulation. (Seriously, it works.)
What's more, some of these methods may actually be harmful. Severely cutting Not to mention many of these methods are untested by scientific study, so no one knows what effects it may have on your pregnancy. Although this is not necessarily a bad thing, you probably don't want to make your infant the guinea pig for any untested ideas. Whatever the case, hopefully you will deliver a healthy baby in no time at all (even if it feels like you've been pregnant forever).