Posts Tagged ‘inducing labor’

Good, Bad, and Downright Strange Ways to Naturally Induce Labor…

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 by by

Okay, so every day now I’m getting asked if the baby has popped yet, and every day I cry a little more when I say NO. But as part of that journey, I’ve been told many, many ways I can naturally induce labor, from the standard “have sex” and “take long walks” to the downright strange… I’ve even been sent links to recipes that are supposedly supposed to help labor get started!

So I’m going to post them all here for you to read. Oh what fun!

Some of these seem normal… Some are a bit odd… And some are just plain out there, but I’ll put a disclaimer here. I do NOT endorse using ANY of these methods to get your baby to come out. Use your own common sense, and talk to your doctor, OB, or midwife before trying any of these methods. If you’re high-risk (or even having a normal pregnancy) many of these things can cause complications and problems.

Basically, this post is JUST FOR FUN – I’m not a doctor! (more…)



Monday, August 17th, 2009 by by

A year ago today, I went to the doctor for my 39 week check up. I had already been to the doctor twice that week to monitor my blood pressure, which was high. I had left my job at the preschool a week earlier than planned because the doctor was concerned about the blood pressure issue, and even though I only worked three hours a day at that point, and pretty much sat in a rocking chair feeding babies and rocking them to sleep, she felt that just my getting up to get ready and driving and walking around once I got there, was causing my blood pressure to rise. My blood pressure is usually lower than the typical woman’s, so the fact that it was shooting up beyond what is considered “high” for a typical person was even more of a concern. At least, this is what I was told. I’m trying to keep this memory in positive light, so I will skip all of my skepticism and dislike for my medical care at this time.

So today was my 39 week appointment.  The nurse came in and took my blood pressure and the doctor came in very quickly after, which was not normal at all.  She told me that my blood pressure had been very high for the past week, and she was concerned about it going higher.  “What are you doing tomorrow?” she asked.  “Lying in bed, like you told me to” I said. “I’d like for you to (more…)