Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to Induce Labor in Natural Way

Assalamualaikum.
Latest update, 34 ++ weeks antenatal check up.
Mom's weight : 61kg - gained 1 kg in 2 weeks. Alhamdulillah.
Baby's current weight : About 2 kg ++. Alhamdulillah.
Mom's BP : 100/70
Mom's Urine : OK.
Mom's HB : 10.5.
Fetal Movement : Very good. Sangat kuat dan active di dalam sampai senget benget perut saya. Kadang tu terbonjol-bonjol dek lutut dan siku dia. Alhamdulillah. Syukur.
Fetal Heartbeat : Good.
Fundus Height : 34 cm. Alhamdulillah, sama macam umur baby.
Placenta's position : Alhamdulillah, anterior upper. Di tempat yang sepatutnya.
Baby's position : Cephalic. Alhamdulillah, baby dengar cakap abah. Finally dia head down jugak. ^_^
Edema : N/A. Alhamdulillah. Hopefully it won't. Kaki and jari tangan saya masih lagi normal. Cincin merisik dan nikah masih boleh disarung setiap hari. Syukur. ^_^

Saya inform doc pasal these few days ada rasa macam tak selesa and some sort of period pain kat lower abdomen ni. Doc pesan suruh monitor the gap. Lepas tu directly pegi je hospital. Ok. Berdebar.
Terfikir la pasal dilation. Adakah saya senang nak dilate? Hopefully yes.

Saya google la sikit-sikit pasal dilation ni kan. So, I found the natural ways to induce labor. In another word, natural ways to help mom2be to dilate. Saya refer WhatToExpect.

So, meh saya share sikit on how to induce labor in natural way.
1. Walking (Berjalan).
WhatToExpect kata,
The simple act of walking during pregnancy may help draw the baby down into your pelvis (thanks to gravity and the swaying of your hips). The pressure of the baby on your pelvis may then prime your cervix for labor — or may help labor progress if you've already felt some contractions. And if walking doesn't do the trick, it'll at least get you in shape for D-day (aka delivery day). Just don't walk too much and tire yourself out before the big day. You'll need all the energy you can muster to push out that baby of yours!
And saya sendiri kata,
it was so true. Sebabnya, saya memang suka and kuat berjalan. Until now, orang kata saya dah sarat tapi saya still merayau-rayau dimerata tempat. Nak ajak window shopping, insyaALLAH saya tak tolak. Hahaha. Cuma kena bear dengan sakit punggung la sikit. Lepas tu malam kena ada orang picit-picit betis sebelum tidur. Hihihi. ^_^

2. Sex
WhatToExpect kata,
While it may seem almost impossible to pull off a romp in the sack when you're 40 weeks pregnant (and counting!), you may want to give sex a try. Sperm contains prostaglandins — hormones that can help thin and dilate the cervix, ripening it for delivery. What's more, an orgasm releases the hormone oxytocin, which can trigger contractions. If nothing else, this no-cost attempt to induce labor naturally may relieve some tension — mainly from laughing as you attempt to do the deed. It's also a great way to strengthen your twosome right before you become a threesome.
And saya pulak kata, no comment. Hahaha. Tapi I've read somewhere regarding this. Even mom2be yang kena induced labor, they have 3 types of hormones to be used. 1, inserted into the vagina which has the same content in sperm. 2, inserted thru drip which has oxytocin (if i not mistaken). 3, I am not very sure sebab not very familiar. Normally those 2 yang biasa orang buat la.

3. Evening primrose oil
 WhatToExpect kata,
Many midwives suggest evening primrose oil for their pregnant patients, since this herb can help the cervix thin and dilate and prep it for labor. You can take evening primrose oil capsules, or rub the oil onto your cervix during the last weeks of pregnancy. You can even insert the capsules into your vagina. But be sure to talk to your practitioner before trying evening primrose oil — women with placenta previa should stay away from the herb. There are other herbs — like red raspberry leaf — that also can induce labor naturally. But unless your practitioner is a pro when it comes to herbs, steer clear of them.
And saya kata, masuk akal jugak sebab EPO can actually bagi some contractions pada rahim kita. That is why we are not advise to consume EPO after ovulation. Sebabnya takot in case of kita dah conceive, EPO ni boleh akibatkan miscarriage pulak. So, beware ye kawan-kawan. EPO is good before ovulation. But please stop after you ovulated and consume again if you're not +ve pregnant. I'll try this one starting on nextweek and above. InsyaALLAH.


4. Castor Oil.
WhatToExpect kata,
What's the 411 on this vegetable oil? It's a laxative (and not a very tasty one, either). If you take a shot of it, it can stimulate your bowels (by causing spasms in the intestines) and, in turn, irritate your uterus and cause it to start contracting. The downside: If you're not already showing signs of labor, taking castor oil can just give you a bad case of diarrhea (something you probably want to avoid this close to childbirth). Bottom line: Consider the consequences of castor oil carefully, and talk with your practitioner before you take a spoonful.
Saya kata,
agaknya inilah kot yang mak-mak and nenek-nenek kita maksudkan dengan minyak selusuh tu kot. I am not very sure about this. Sorry. ^_^


5. Spicy Food
 WhatToExpect kata,
Can spicy food really jump-start labor? Some people believe that spicy food, like castor oil, irritates your intestines (but more gently) and that can cause your uterus to contract. Of course, there's no evidence that proves that spicy foods are natural labor inducers. But if you think your bloated belly can stomach a couple of chili tacos, go for it. Just remember that you might bring on heartburn instead of labor.
Saya kata,
No comment. Tak pernah try.

6. Acupuncture
WhatToExpect kata,
Acupuncture, the art of inserting thin needles into specific pressure points on the body, can stimulate uterine activity and nudge the baby into action — and many experts and mamas-to-be swear this technique is a natural way to induce labor. Of course, even the most die-hard proponents of acupuncture during pregnancy say that if the baby isn't ready to make a grand entrance, acupuncture alone isn't likely make it happen. So unless you're really impatient, save the money.
Yang ini, saya tak pernah cuba. Tapi mungkin takkan cuba kot. Hihi.

7. Acupressure
Similar to acupuncture, this is another age-old practice that entails putting pressure on specific points on the body to stimulate uterine activity, except that instead of using needles, you can use fingertips (including your own — or your partner's). Two pressure points that may induce labor naturally: The webbing between your thumb and index finger, and the inside of your leg about four finger-widths above the ankle bone. But before your press, talk with your practitioner.

8. Nipple stimulation
Are you sitting around twiddling your thumbs, waiting for the baby to arrive? How about twiddling your nipples instead? That's right, nipple stimulation (massaging and twisting) for a few hours a day can cause your body to release the hormone oxytocin, which brings on contractions. But when it comes to natural ways to induce labor, practitioners generally don't recommend this one. That's because it can cause long, painful contractions that could potentially lower fetal heart rate. So unless your practitioner monitors this technique, hands off the nipples (and tell your partner to lay off too!). You'll get plenty of nipple action once your newborn arrives and starts looking for food.
Saya kata, yang ini ada betulnya jugak sebab pernah dengar cerita doctor sendiri yang suruh buat.

9. Massage
Studies show that a massage can raise your body's level of oxytocin, that hormone that can bring on contractions. Some massage therapists swear by their ability to help jump-start labor when a mom-to-be is overdue. (Many even focus on certain pressure points to move labor along.) Not into massages? Meditation and even just cuddling with your partner can help relax you, which might get your oxytocin levels pumping (it's no coincidence that the majority of labors start late at night, when an expectant mom is warm and cozy in bed — a state that triggers the release of oxytocin). So if you're anxious about that baby who doesn't want to leave his cozy bed, try a stress-relieving activity like meditation during pregnancy. Even if your efforts don't directly trigger labor, you'll be waiting in a more-relaxed frame of mind.

Ok. So, semoga dipermudahkan segala urusan ye. :) Ameen

2 comments:

vv said...

Consume and sapu EPO macam boleh try ni. Insert EPO? oohh.. Takot. hehe.

~cahaya~ said...

@vv tbol tu vv. Aini nk try kot nextweek. Nextweek dah ckup 36weeks. Huuuu.. debar2..

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