Come On, Baby! 10 Ideas to Naturally Bring on Labor

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by Lindsay Hutton

Overdue moms will try just about anything to get things moving along. While there is no sure-fire way to induce labor the natural way, these tips and tricks are thought to help the body start the labor process. It doesn't hurt to try, right?

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The same thing that got you pregnant may also help coax your baby out. Semen contains prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance that helps to ripen the cervix and is similar to the medications that are used to induce labor. Just make sure your water hasn't broken and you have the green-light from your doctor, and go ahead and get busy!

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