The last couple of days have been wild to say the least! As you can see by the past two blog posts, Jane and I have been really busy between what we thought was labor and the “real deal” to Jane becoming very emotional today. It’s been a draining two days – especially since we’re actively trying to induce labor at home!
So for those of you pregnant ladies out there, you may want to forward this post to your husband, especially if you guys are going through a dry spell! Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Early on in Jane’s pregnancy, I often blogged about the lack of sex. Lack meaning NONE and I thought that it was nothing but a distant memory. Jane was rarely in the mood and with her hormones raging at times, it was safe for me to keep a few feet from her sometimes anyway. ha ha.
But now-a-days, LOOK OUT. And what can I say, it’s the Doctor’s orders. At Jane’s appointment yesterday I asked her Doctor, “how can we naturally induce labor”?
She looked over at me and said one word. “Sex”. She then followed that by, “lot’s of sex”. My reply was of course, “sounds like a good plan to me!”
So Jane and I of course have to follow her Doctor’s orders, right? Of course! It’s time to get the whole labor and delivery stage going here.
Now Jane and I are on a mission. We are trying to find all the ways we can naturally induce labor here at home. Can you help us? If there isn’t anything on the list based on some research we did, feel free to comment below. We’re ready to get things rolling, that is of course if Baby Tarzan is ready to get things rolling with us. In the end, it’s all up to him, but I’m sure it won’t hurt if we help move things along a little and make it easier for him! So here’s…
29 Ways To Induce Labor At Home
2. Galloping (huh? See video below)
4. Pressure points
5. Spicy foods
6. Sex and orgasms
7. Nipple stimulation
12. Meditation and/or visualization
13. Evening primrose oil
14. Red raspberry leaf tea
15. Castor oil
16. Herbs (such as black and blue cohosh)
18. Glass of wine (Consult your doctor!)
19. Stripping the membranes
20. Marching up stairs
21. Rent a sad movie and cry like crazy
22. A really bumpy car ride
23. Bouncing and stretching on a birth or exercise ball
25. Mowing lawn or picking weeds
26. Jump on a swing and start swinging
27. Talk to your baby and tell him/her it’s OK to come out now
28. Watch a really funny movie and laugh until you pee
29. Get down on all fours and shake that booty
As far as that “galloping” deal to naturally induce labor, see the video below. All I can say is that I highly doubt any of us will see Jane galloping down the road like this. And if I was driving down the road and saw a pregnant woman doing that, I’d pull over and ask her if she’s OK!
So how about you? Any ideas? Anything not listed above that
was successful in inducing labor for you?
* Disclaimer: Remember, Jane nor I are doctors. Please consult your doctor before trying any of these methods on this post, comments by others, or anything else mentioned on our blog. Also remember that none of these methods are guaranteed to work if the baby in your body isn’t ready.
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- Pregnancy week 40: We’re back home with a new addition to the family… Baby Tarzan!
- 40 things about what to expect after labor and delivery, childbirth, and coming home that no one told me
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- Prenatal Yoga: If it helps with labor and delivery, count me in!
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