One of the most common scenarios for induction of labour is when a woman has ruptured membranes (bag of water is broken) and yet she is not experiencing contractions.
To maintain a healthy environment for the baby be conscious of drinking at least 1 cup of water per hour while you are in labour – especially if your water has broken.
Use homeopathic remedies to induce contractions because once your membranes have ruptured – one way or another it is time to have your baby.
This is a remedy to use when a woman is frightened of labour and does not want to engage. She wants to go to bed instead of walking around to bring on contractions, she wants a lot of comfort – stoking, reassurances of safety, a physical presence from her midwives etc. The contractions may be very changeable – they start and stop, are felt in the front and back, are a wide variety of length from start to finish. Two pellets of Pulsatilla 200C will create a rhythm to the labour and allow her to mentally engage with the process of birth.
Cimicifuga and Caulophyllum 30C
These remedies are widely used to induce labour but they really work best if there is already some level of contractions happening. They will create an effectiveness to the contractions, making them productive and with purpose.
Gelsemium is a great remedy for a labour in which the woman feels performance anxiety. If she feels like she is just too tired to engage, feels heavy, exhausted and anxious about what is going to happen Gelsemium will help her find her way back to the work of labour. This is an anticipatory anxiety feeling of dread.
For more options around remedies for induction please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com and refer to my on-line e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.