Wacky Ways to Kick Start Your Labour

Induction

Many of us enjoy being pregnant but some of us just can’t wait to give birth (especially if we’re overdue or feel like a beached whale) and will do some unusual things to encourage baby to arrive into the world sooner.

I have previously blogged about natural ways to bring on labour and recently I read an interesting article about Wacky Ways to kick start your labour.

Here are the combined set of tips on how to help you reach your due date!

  • Spicy Foods -Eating spicy curries or foods with chilli or cinnamon can be warming and many women have said that the heat has brought on their labour
  • Sex- you’ve probably all heard about this one! Hubby will be happy too!
  • Pelvic floor exercises -apparently stimulating the pelvis can help with uterine contractions.
  • Steaming coffee grounds- this is a very unusual method where you place a plastic bowl in the toilet, put some ground coffee into it, pour hot water on top and,  squat over the bowl and steam ‘down below’ for about 20 minutes. Sounds a bit weird to me!
  • Acupuncture which has been used for centuries is apparently meant to help stimulate uterine contractions to induce labour. Not into needles? then try Reflexology which works in a similar fashion.
  • Watching a scary, comical or emotional movie can apparently assist in releasing emotions and relax or scare you so baby’s arrival is faster!
  • Galloping like a horse, curb walking (walking with one foot on the curb and one on the ground) or bumpy car rides.
  • We don’t really recommend any methods to bring on your labour! But found some of these methods quite amusing!

Has anyone had any success coaxing baby out using a weird or wacky technique? We’d love to hear your experiences!

 

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