Come On, Baby! 10 Ideas to Naturally Bring on Labor

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Long Walks


Walking and light exercise, especially stair-climbing, causes your baby's head to press down on your cervix, which helps to stimulate the release of oxytocin.

If your baby hasn't dropped yet, walking might also help him move into a better position for birth, which could help labor start naturally. Just make sure not to wear yourself out — labor is exhausting enough without having walked a marathon beforehand.

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