laborWhen you are 37.5 weeks pregnant and contracting constantly and wishing for maternity leave to begin, the absolute last thing you can possibly imagine is going for another two weeks. But, as we all know, there is no guarantee as labor can happen any time between the 37 and 40 week mark.

So I am here, waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Twiddling my thumbs. And waiting still. I know it's early and I want this baby to be as healthy as possible, so I am willing to wait longer. But in about a week or so, I am going to lose my patience.

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As a home birth mama who has no plans to induce or try to any non-natural means to get things going, I am curious about the natural ways moms-to-be get things started without drugs or IVs. Here are 10 natural ways moms-to-be can jump start their labor:

Did you use anything to get labor started?