45. Swimming – Relaxed swimming can help bring out the baby – both the water and the movement help. If you’re experiencing sciatica, SPD or PGP, the swimming can help with that, too.
46. Swinging on a swing – Similar to a bumpy car ride but probably a bit easier on mum.
47. Thyme Tea – Worth a try!
48. Visualisation exercises – Many women swear by these. Try making a recording of yourself talking about the baby moving down, preparing to be born, your cervix dilating or just imagine it in your head.
49. Walking – The bumping up and down can help the baby move into the birth canal. In fact, this is one of the few ways that most doctors agree on for starting labor.
50. Walking up/down stairs – More bumping up and down! The further lifting of the legs can help with moving the baby if walking doesn’t seem to.
51. Yoga – Many places offer special classes for all stages of pregnancy or you can purchase books, videos and classes online.
52. Orange juice and milk – Supposedly the combination of the milk’s high PH and the orange juice’s low PH induces labor. Sounds a bit iffy, but if you can stand the taste, give it a try.
53. Labor cookies – These spicy ginger and cinnamon cookies are another old wive’s tale handed down. That said, they taste great, so why not bake a batch?
54. Warm water – This one is unlikely to work but some mamas swear that drinking warm water has put them into labor. Warm water is very good for you though, so won’t hurt.
55. Castor Oil Belly Rub – Don’t want to drink it? Try a belly rub.
56. Hot Weather – Well, maybe. This study found a higher rate of babies born during heat spikes.
57. Arm Wrestling – Yes, really. Some people have found that arm wrestling brings on contractions. Like with everything, take care and only do this in moderation!