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Macaroni & Cheese with A1 Steak Sauce to Induce Labor

We know what you’re thinking. Who would purposely eat macaroni and cheese with A1 sauce? A pregnant woman desperate to get her baby to come out, of course. We know this recipe isn’t the best tasting recipe out there but hey you know what they say “don’t knock it until you tried it”. Right? » Read more

Pineapples to Induce Labor

Most tropical fruits such as pineapples, mango, papaya, and kiwi contain proteolytic enzymes, enzymes which break down protein and are thought to have certain medicinal properties.  Pineapples have been used as an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, diuretic, and also to induce labor.  Bromelain, a type » Read more

Labor Inducing Salad

Waiting for labor to start can be nerve wracking. During the last few weeks every twinge, cramp, or trickle can make a woman wonder is this it? It's during these moments that pregnant moms may start thinking about ways to get labor going. » Read more

"Labor Inducing" Cookie Recipe

A lot of moms start hunting for ideas to naturally induce labor when they get to the end of pregnancy.  You may have heard that taking a ride on a bumpy road, walking, or sex may help to bring on labor, but what other natural things can you try?  Some moms swear that ginger can jump start your labor.&n » Read more

Eggplant Parmesan to Induce Labor

If you are getting close to or past your due date you might be looking for some easy ideas to bring on labor.  We won’t promise you that by eating eggplant parmesan you are guaranteed to go into labor, but we can tell you that according to one restaurant in Cobb County, Georgia, eggplant parmesan may be just the trick to help get your baby’s show on the road.  » Read more

Delaying Cord Clamping

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. » Read more

Pressure Points to Induce Labor

By Rebecca Pillar

Many women find themselves, as their due dates draw near, searching for ways to jump start labor. There are many “wives’ tales” going around such as castor oil and walking, but there are alternatives. » Read more

Stripping Membranes

The amniotic sac or “bag of waters” is a double membrane in which a fetus develops within the uterus. » Read more

Retained Placenta

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta remains inside the uterus after child birth.  Normally the placenta is delivered within minutes to an hour after child birth. For some women, the placenta doe not deliver naturally and must be physically removed. » Read more

Labor and Childbirth Myths

You’ve been waiting nine long months, and your big day is almost here. But what should be a joyful time of giving birth has become clouded by myths about labor and delivery. How do you know what to believe when you have so many people telling you different things? Here are some of the most common myths about labor and childbirth, and the reality behind them: » Read more