I know some of the moms here (especially the ones that are term now and due in early June) have been trying different methods to jump-start labor. List what you've tried below, how you think it worked (or totally didn't) and throw in a weird one that you've heard of or had suggested to you. If you are a STM+, feel free to throw in what you've done in the past and the outcome there too.
This is for fun only! We all know here that carrying babies to full term is generally the best and your DOCTOR knows your pregnancy and risk factors and you should consult your doctor on any medical questions, not some pregnant strangers on an internet board. We are not advocating for anyone else to try these, or go against medical advice in any way! I just wanted to see who else is going a little stir-crazy and bouncing on a yoga ball or eating 17 pineapples (or as many as you can before your tongue goes numb) and see if we can compile a list for entertainment purposes.
Here's my list. I have tried:
1. Yoga ball: This was comfortable to sit on. I bounced a little, but didn't do the whole circle motion for very long before losing interest. I found this worked better for easing my groin pain than anything labor-related. 2. Eggplant Parmigiana: I ate it, it tasted good. I have actually had fewer contractions since eating it though.
Weirdest one I've seen so far: Blowing up balloons. Seriously?
TTC#1 since May 2011
BFP #1 June 2011 m/c@6wks
BFP #2 December 2011, EDD 8/21/12, born 7/21/12 at 35w4d