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I have a few mamas right now that are around the 39-41 week mark and just itching to pop their babies out. All these ladies are determined to wait it out and let nature do it’s thing, but they’ve also asked for the most natural ways to get labor started. Therefore, I thought I’d share some ideas that we had discussed.

  • If you have not had any chiropractic adjustments or muscle work, then come see me! Seriously, go get some muscle work done. Loosening up muscles in the pelvic region and hitting a few acupressure points can promote dynamic pelvic functioning and subsequently induce labor.
  • Acupuncture can stimulate contractions depending on the points needled. Also, depending on the points needled, acupuncture can help loosen the muscles around the pelvis to help open everything up.
  • Herbs and homeopathic remedies can be of some benefit for women. Evening Primrose oil has been known to thin and dilate the cervix. Homeopathic remedies can be used but consult with your healthcare provider to find the ones suitable for you.
  • Stimulating your tummy can help the entire abdomen get into action. Spicey foods and/or curries are suitable. Some people think castor oil stimulates labor because it gets your tummy moving.
  • Get your booty outside for a long walk. I’m talking a three to five mile flat walk. If you have been exercising throughout your pregnancy, then feel to go to one of your regular classes. Some women will go on a hike, yoga, or swim. The idea is to move.
  • Nipple Stimulation has worked for some of my patients in the past. Some people say it tricks your body into thinking you are breastfeeding.
  • Take it to the bedroom. Yes, sex is good and safe. Sperm has prostaglandins which help to prep and ripen the cervix. Once you orgasm, then oxytocin is released in your body, which can trigger contractions. Doggy-style is the best positions.

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Workout 

BirthFIT’s version of 13.4

*Advanced: 95# BB, 44# KB, 35# DB

*Intermediate: 65#, 26# KB, 20# DB

*Beginner: 45#, 18# KB, 10# DB

*Modify Toes to Bar to to Knees to elbows or Knees to 90 degrees.

 

Option 1:

AMRAP 7 min

3,6,9…

Clean and Jerk

Toes to Bar

 

Option 2

Complete for Time:

3 Clean and Jerks

3 Toes to Bar

6 Clean and Jerks

6 Toes to Bar

9 Clean and Jerks

9 Toes to Bar

400m Run or 500m Row

9 Clean and Jerks

9 Toes to Bar

6 Clean and Jerks

6 Toes to Bar

3 Clean and Jerks

3 Toes to Bar

 

Option 3:

6 Rounds

9 Clean and Jerks

9 Toes to Bar