I’m not going to lie for the past week or so I’ve been trying anything and everything possible to start trying to naturally induce labour. Don’t get me wrong – I love being pregnant and everything, but I’m just at the point where I really, really want to meet my little girl… especially now knowing deep down that she is full-term and really could arrive at anytime now.

So far, I’ve tried….

  • Sex (Yessum – I have…  as much as it doesn’t even interest me lately. However, JMK isn’t complaining. Haha)
  • Spicy foods
  • Eating fresh pineapple and drink pure pineapple juice (none of that concentrated crap!!)
  • Long walks (Not that I can say I’ve gotten to go out walking as much as I would like to… It has been uber rainy lately, which totally blows!)

Other things that have been suggested to me that I still haven’t tried are…

  • Castor Oil (Yuck! I can’t believe people will actually take a shot of that stuff.)
  • Bumpy car rides
  • Acupuncture
  • Evening Primrose Oil (Another thing I’d rather steer clear of!)
  • Doing more than you normally would in a day… So say in one day you’d normally vacuum and then the next day you’d do a thorough clean of the tubs… rather than span it over two days, do it in one
  • Raspberry Leaf Tea (I bought some at my local Wal-Mart today!)

I know, I know… She will make her appearance when she is ready to. And yes, I also know that first borns tend to overstay their welcome and generally are fashionably late. But it certainly doesn’t hurt to try.

This afternoon, I brewed up two litres of Raspberry Leaf Tea… added 4 tablespoons of sugar and a good amount of lemon juice… Now it is chilling in the fridge. It looks soooo tasty and I totally can’t wait to try it!!!

Okay so that is enough about my crazy anctics for one day… *whistles*

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