Pamper Your Baby Out

Finally. You’ve reached the end of the long forty weeks of pregnancy. Your due date is so close! You’ve been nesting for weeks, there are newborn clothes washed and folded, the car seat is ready, your bags are packed. It’s time! D-day comes! But then…it goes. And another day, and another. It’s hard not to feel anxious and want to get things moving. Soon you find yourself typing “natural induction methods” into your Google search bar. The lists of ways to start labor “naturally” are almost endless. Here at BirthME, we approach things a little differently. We won’t suggest spicy food, eggplant Parmesan, or copious amounts of pineapple (unless that’s your thing). We won’t suggest long walks, squats or castor oil. Instead, we love the idea of relaxing your baby out.

According to ACOG, a normal pregnancy can last anywhere from 37 to 42 weeks. It’s more of a due month than a specific due date. Although it’s can be emotionally trying to see 40 weeks comes and go, we like to think of it as a perfect opportunity for rest and indulgence. Get your nails done, get a massage, eat delicious food, take baths, sleep whenever you want to. Soak up the restful moments before your meet your baby.  Not the relaxing type?  Throw a pot luck with friends, laugh and enjoy the time with all your besties.  Eat off paper plates and sip gorgeous mock-tails.  Plan a movie marathon with your partner.  Watch the entire Star Wars Series, or Harry Potter I-VII or just watch dirty dancing over and over.

Labor will come. It has a way of doing that. And when it does, BirthME wants you to be relaxed, refreshed, and pampered. We won’t tell you how to go into labor, but we’ll help you enjoy yourself in the meantime. While this may seem frustrating at times, just imagine the possibilities.

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