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Bringing on labor

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-10-2006

Its just over the predicted due date but your little prince or princess has not arrived yet. If your baby has not arrived yet, you can count on your wife to be quite frustrated, which, given her size and difficulty moving around, you can totally understand.  

 

When you do get to these final days, you may consider some of the homespun ideas for bringing on labor. Since labor will start on its own right about now, it’s hard to know if any of these actually work, but your wife might be in the mood to try just about anything to bring on labor.  

 

For us, it was a good dinner of spicy Indian food, but you might want to try some of these ideas: walking, spicy Mexican food, massage, nipple stimulation, or a warm bath. Anything else, including herbal remedies, should be okayed by a doctor. 

It also appears that the old wives’ tale that having sex can bring on labor has been disproved by medical authorities. Click here.