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

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Nipple Stimulation


Prolonged nipple stimulation that mimics a nursing baby releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is the hormone that causes contractions. Gently rolling or rubbing your nipples might be the nudge your body needs for the big event.

For the best chance at results, some sources say you need to rub the whole areola, not just the nipple, three times a day for around an hour at a time. If you've got three hours a day to devote solely to nipple stimulation, it's worth giving it a try!

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