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Labor Cake - Chocolate Cake to Induce Labor?

By JustMommies staff

Well, we’ve heard of it all but chocolate cake to bring on labor? Sounds yummy so why not? This labor inducing recipe sprouted life somewhere on the internet. Moms are always looking for different things to try and this recipe is a lot more appealing than a castor oil and O.J. shake. How does it
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"Labor Inducing" Cookie Recipe

By JustMommies staff

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.
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Labor Inducing Salad

By JustMommies staff

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. They might not desire a medical induction, but they might want
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Losing Your Mucous Plug

By JustMommies staff

What is the mucous plug (or mucus plug)? The mucous plug is a collection of cervical mucus that seals the opening of the cervix. It keeps bacteria and infection from entering into the cervix, providing a protective barrier for the developing baby. What does the mucous plug look like? Some women describe
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Macaroni & Cheese with A1 Steak Sauce to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

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?
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Natural Childbirth Cheat - Sheet

By JustMommies staff

by Jennifer Vanderlaan www.birthingnaturally.net Not sure you are going to remember how to use all the comfort measures you learned in your Natural Childbirth Class? Here is a handy tool to help you make the most of all your preparations. Keep this cheat-sheet in your birth bag to use when you just don’t
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Natural Childbirth Sabotage: Is Your Doctor as NCB-Friendly as You Think?

If you’ve decided to try for a natural childbirth (NCB), you may find that finding support for your
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Natural Ways to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you reach the end of your pregnancy, you may begin looking for natural ways to induce labor. Please keep in mind that you should not use any of these methods until you are past your due date. No method is guaranteed to work. Even drugs like pitocin do not always work at inducing labor. If your baby
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Natural Ways to Strengthen Labor Contractions

By JustMommies staff

Having a baby can be hard and painful, but it can also be incredibly empowering, especially if you progress your body’s ability to give birth naturally. Natural methods of inducing, aiding and easing contractions aren’t for everyone. But if you are in search of natural ways to help labor along and
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Pain Relief during Labor

By JustMommies staff

Child birth is a completely natural process, and so is the pain that typically accompanies labor. Pain relief options during labor range from natural methods, which can ease but not eliminate the pain, to an epidural or spinal pain medicine that eliminates a majority of the pain. Note the word "majority;"
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