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Hey there friends!
As many of you know, my due date is fast approaching and we are busy preparing for our little girl to arrive. It’s funny how everyone starts coming out of the woodwork when it’s close to your due date- sharing their stories of how to get labor going, encouraging you to start early, etc. Unlike the necessary and good practice of preparing your body for birth, stimulating labor early isn’t necessary- the body will take care of it on it’s own when baby is ready! However, if you’re past due and getting desperate- here’s a great list of supposed ways to induce labor- from the commonly practiced to the ridiculous. Enjoy!
Please know that I am not a medical professional, and I am not attempting to give medical advice. Please only use these methods under the supervision of your birth professional. Also, some affiliate links are used- no charge to you, but supports this little blog! Thanks!
Running UP Steps
Walking curbs (one foot on, one foot off, switch sides often)
Walking sideways up stairs
Use a breast pump
Driving on train tracks
Bounce on a birth or exercise ball
Jump on a trampoline
Tell your body to go into labor/focus energy
Don’t think about going into labor
Rub your belly in a clockwise circle for 1 min, then do lunges for 3 min, repeat
THINGS TO EAT
Eggplant (particularly eggplant parmesan)
Eating until you’re stuffed
Certain dishes at specific restaurants (the “preggo pizza”)
Eating fresh pineapple (a lot of it)
‘The Huston Method’: Popcorn, Wine, Sex
SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBS
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
Evening Primrose Oil- taken orally or inserted vaginally
Herbal Tinctures or Supplements (black or blue cohosh, false unicorn)
Clary Sage Oil
Have another suggestion you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list!