Let’s face it–baby will come when baby wants to come! Sometimes though, we’d like to give them a gentle nudge. Babies born between 39 weeks and 40 weeks, six days have the best health outcomes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said in a statement that changed the definition of “full term.”
That being said, please don’t try these until you’re 39 weeks pregnant!
Acupuncture (which is also said to help lower c-sections!)
Sex, because sperm contains prostaglandins which stimulate the cervix
Evening primrose oil
Walking, climbing stairs (the idea is not to be exhausted, which doesn’t make for a fun time in labor!)
Pineapple, Eggplant, Spicy Food
Bouncing on a birthing ball
Red raspberry leaf tea
“Jump Start Your Labor Cookies”–recipe coming soon!
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional! I’m just a soon-to-be third time mom who loves to research! Please discuss any of these methods with care provider before trying!