Dr. (Mrs.) Manisha Mehta
Posted by Dr. (Mrs.) Manisha Mehta on 18 December 2017
First of all ask your doctor if it is safe for you to have normal delivery !
In good old days, Indian women were made to do lots of house hold work when they reached the end of 8th month. It is a good tip for increasing your chances of having normal delivery. Sitting in squatting position, mopping floor, doing butterfly exercise (yoga), going for long walks. All help in descent of baby and opening the mouth of uterus. (Remember the labour class has easiest deliveries !!!).
Having sex during your last month helps !
It not only helps in mechanical dilation of cervix (mouth of uterus) but prostaglandins present in semen helps in inducing labor. The nipple stimulation releases oxylocin, another hormone which help in starting labor pain.
Eating good nutritious meal with a handful of dry fruits will help to bear the labor well.
Castrol oil is an age old product used for induction of pains. It leads to stimulation of your Gastro-intestinal tract and simultaneous uterine contractions. There is no harm in trying it. Even if it is not helpful surely it is not harmful.