It is wonderful, yes. It is amazing, yes. It is a miracle, yes.
I had most of my crew with me: my 8-year-old son and my aunt, who was staying with us to help out with our older son whenever the baby decided to make her debut since my husband was at work. It was hot, sticky, and August, so you can imagine my angst to just have this baby already. The week before, I'd already had my membranes stripped by my midwife and since that didn't seem to have worked, I was eager to try out other ways to get things going, like eating spicy foods or trying a breast pump to induce labor.
She works in diabetes care, and is a medical reviewer for Livestrong. A registered nurse, former educator and endurance athlete, Stephanie Lewis earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree graduating magna cum laude from Nevada State College. As a mother-to-be approaches her due date, there's often a flood of emotions -- including anticipation and excitement about the upcoming birth.
NOTE: this post was first written in when I was post due with my second daughter and desperately looking into how to induce labor naturally. Spoiler alert, she came out… eventually. While I have no trust in due datesit is still incredibly frustrating to watch yours come and go.
You've enjoyed a healthy, happy, normal pregnancy. The nursery is ready, the car seat installed, the last of the thank-you notes for your baby shower signed, stamped, and delivered. But your due date has come and gone and although your obstetrician says everything looks fine and there's no need to intervene quite yet, you're ready to have this baby.
Pregnant women who have reached or are past their expected due date may use different methods of inducing labor, such as eating spicy foods, walking, acupuncture, exercising, or drinking certain beverages or teas. Nipple stimulation is also a proven option with evidence-based research behind it that you may want to discuss with your doctor. When attempting to spur labor, many women try to stimulate their nipples manually or by using a breast pump to induce labor.
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Download this article as a pdf. Please do not print multiple copies of this leaflet as we are a small charity and leaflet sales support our work. This technique involves expressing colostrum in the final few weeks of pregnancy.
While I am not at a point yet where I am prepared to try any natural labor induction methods, I have to admit, it is a topic of interest for me! I know that a lot of women end up reaching a boiling point when they see a due date come, and go, and that there are a myriad of wacky natural induction methods that may be tested. Please be sure to do your own research on these, and other natural labor induction methods, and always talk to your doctor first!