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

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Capsules of oil

Castor Oil


Castor oil acts as a powerful laxative. While there isn't evidence that it will help kick-start contractions, the idea is that since it will affect your bowels, it will indirectly stimulate your uterus since it lies in close proximity.

Just keep in mind that this trick is quite unpleasant. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are likely to occur. You also run the risk of becoming dehydrated, so consult your doctor about the risks and consider the side effects before deciding to give it a try.

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