Inducing Labor: Old Wives Tales
Holly and Marni check out three ways to naturally induce labor. Do the old wive's tales work?
-You're watching Parents TV. Our families. Our lives. -Hi, It Moms. We all remember what it's like to be at the end of our pregnancies and our sweet Marnie here is in the home stretch and she is ready. -We've all heard the wives' tales of how to naturally induce labor. So Holly and I wanted to put three of them to the test today. First off, a good long walk. -Okay, Marnie. So when I was looking online to research wives' tales, a lot of doctors were saying don't do it. -So basically, what we're saying is don't try this at home. Even the stuff that seems harmless, check with the doctor first. Thanks for going on a walk with me. I know you're wearing heels but nothing's really going on. -Well, my dogs are barking. -Well then, let's go get a foot massage. So here we are at the Barefoot Sage where they offer luxurious feet and leg massages. -Some people think that that's an excellent way to induce labor and I'm willing to give it a try. Here. -Oh my gosh. -Checking in. They're filing medical conditions you have. Pregnancies. -Pregnancies and medical conditions. -Check. -You get [unk] to be a princess. -Thank you. Oh my gosh-- You get the massage first. Have you ever had any-- ones water break on the couch? -No. -So it really is a method-- it will start your labor. If the baby is not ready, the baby will not. It's up to whether or not it is totally primed and ready to go. No matter how much you push on the pressure points, it's not gonna stimulate labor unless the baby is ready. If the baby is ready, it can stimulate labor. It's gonna cause it. -What? Do you think that's funny? -'Cause your tummy's on it-- -Do you think that's funny to get the belly in and then move up with the thumbs and a face full of-- -The uterine point which is on the inner ankle is the stop that's usually pressed for labor. All right, Marn. Anything? Okay? -Not feeling anything yet. -Okay. Then we have to go to spicy food. Fitness and salsa. -When you're pregnant, everybody and their grandmother has advice for you and across the board, everybody said to eat spicy food. -So we're here at [unk] for-- Here at [unk], a Mexican restaurant, where we're gonna have spicy foods to test. -Jalapeño. Oh, Frank's Hot Sauce. Who's Frank? -He thought kindly a saucy hot sauce. -He's stuffing it hot. -Oh, yeah. That's hot. That's hot and spicy. -It is hot and spicy. -Uh huh. -Is it too hot? -Don't eat that one. -Okay. I won't eat that. -It's spicy. That's for sure. Okay, It Moms, so obviously this is a little tongue in cheek. We don't want anyone going into labor prematurely. And besides, you're only gonna be pregnant a little time in your life. Enjoy it. -The best way to go is to let nature run its course. But, you know, a good Mexican meal and a foot [unk] can't hurt. -Not a bad day. Bye, It Moms. -Bye, It Moms. -Thanks for watching Parents TV. Our families. Our lives. Your new video resource for parenting.
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