Your due date approaches…and marches by with no signs of baby coming.
The phone calls, emails and texts start: “Have you had that baby yet?” You don’t mind for the first few days but actually you have had quite enough of being pregnant. You have nested to within an inch of your life, cleaned the house from top to bottom, and your midwife has now started talking about interventions to induce labour, perhaps even booking you in at the hospital.
But you have read some of Birthzang’s blog posts about induction and inaccurate due dates and have decided that you’d really like to avoid it if possible. But, oh my goodness, I NEED to get this baby OUT NOW!!!!
Well, there are a myriad of theories as to how to induce labour naturally. This series of posts aims to help you find out about all of them, and whether or not they make the blindest bit of difference!
DISCLAIMER: Birthzang is a trained and FEDANT accredited antenatal educator but I am in no way recommending any of these methods to bring on labour. I list them here purely for information purposes and any activity undertaken by desperate and overdue readers is taken entirely at their own risk!
There are so many methods that I had to split them into groups to make it a bit easier to digest (no pun intended). The different parts will be published at different times so to start off with I give you…