…call for desperate measures. There is a wall that many of us tend to hit sometime in the 8th month of pregnancy that leads us into some sort of delirious state in which we are willing to try anything to induce labor naturally.
Between all of the builders, we have probably tried every old wives tales for inducing labor. Some of them potentially credible. Others not. Some of them probably not fit to share here.
Here is a study published in a medical journal that my midwife linked to on her facebook page of which I was unaware. Apparently consumption of dates for the 4 weeks prior to one’s due date has a positive effect on labor duration and the need for induction and augmentation.
I’m adding dates to my grocery list for this week. Good thing we are currently studying Ancient Egypt as well. Hopefully, we will induce labor and homeschool at the same time!