Pregnancy Advice

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Is this Preterm Labor?

Some signs of preterm labor include cramping and a dull backache. Knowing when to call your provider is very important if you suspect you are experiencing preterm labor.

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Making Love to Start Labor

Oxytocin is secreted during love-making which, in turn, can also stimulate the uterus to contract. Love-making can be effective to induce labor if your body is ready.

Castor Oil

Castor Oil to Induce Labor

Using castor oil is an effective way to induce labor. Yet castor oil induction can have negative side effects for some expectant mothers. Find out how to avoid problems.

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Massage to Start Labor

Massage is one technique that mothers have found can help induce contractions. There are several places on the mother’s body that are known to stimulate contractions.

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Back Pain during Pregnancy

Back pain is a very common discomfort during pregnancy. There can be multiple causes for back pain so it’s important to try a number of remedies to see what works.