Can I use balsamic vinegar to induce labor?


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While no evidence has shown that balsamic vinegar induces labor, it might help, according to What to Expect. Other foods that may help bring on labor include eggplant, pineapple and anything spicy. These foods have not proven helpful in pregnant women unless they have already begun dilating.

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Other activities that may induce labor include acupuncture, acupressure and walking, states Pregnancy & Baby. Some women believe castor oil or herbal preparations, such as red raspberry leaf tea, helped start their labor, but the safety and effectiveness of these methods have not been proven, according to What to Expect. It's best to consult a doctor before attempting techniques to begin labor.

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