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Inducing Labor Naturally


You’ve reached the end of your pregnancy. Your due date has passed and still no baby. Fortunately, there are some safe non-invasive ways to give your baby a gentle nudge down the birth canal. When should you consider self induction and what methods work best? Today we’re separating fact from fiction.

Our Expert

Dawn Thompson, Doula

Dawn Thompson is the founder of Improving She has been in the birth industry since 2003, supporting hundreds of families as a Labor and Postpartum Doula. Dawn was on the Board of Directors for San Diego Birth Network as Vice President for 5 years and spent the past 3 years as an officer/adviser of marketing and website management. She has also spent the past 6 years researching, informing and educating birth workers and parents about Cervical Scar Tissue and its effects on laboring women. There is still much work to be done in this area and she is passionate to continue educating through the power of



Sunny Gault (Host)
Children: Sayer (2010)
Urban (2012)

Kelli Auld
Due Date: June 23, 2012
Baby Gender: Unknown
Birth Plan: Homebirth
Children: None

Cherri Christiansen
Due Date: June 23, 2012
Baby Gender: Unknown
Birth Plan: Homebirth
Children: None

Additional Resources | Dawn’s Organization

Web MD | Inducing Labor Naturally: Can It Be Done? | 8 Natural Ways to Induce Labor

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