Pregnancy Past the Due Date

Is your pregnancy past the due date? Are you feeling tired and anxious because you are constantly waiting for labor to begin? If you think that something may be wrong with you, rest assured that post-term pregnancy happens sometimes, and the reasons for it usually are one of the following. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It is your first pregnancy

You do not know exactly the date when your last period started – so you may not be overdue after all

There have been cases of overdue pregnancy in your family

You are overweight

If you’ve had enough of it and want to hold your baby as soon as possible, rest assured: you can. With full permission from your doctor or midwife, try some tricks in order to trigger your labor:


Thanks to gravity, walks may help your baby get drawn into your pelvis, thus preparing your cervix for labor. Even if it does not solve your problem, it will still get you in shape. Just do not tire yourself, because you will need all the energy you can get on your big day!


Yes, it may sound difficult to do that when you have a bun in the oven… a big oven, but you can find a way! The hormones in the sperm will dilate the cervix, making it ready for labour. Plus, oxytocin, which is released during your orgasm, can trigger contractions. It will also have great effect by relieving the tension and strengthening the bond between you and your partner.

Spicy food

It is thought that the fact that spicy food irritates your intestines can also cause the uterus to contract. Even if there is no evidence to prove that, a lot of women in this situation have successfully tried it, so you could consider it too. Just do not overdo it, you want to avoid heartburn!

Castor oil

If you are desperate and want to try a more radical method, castor oil is a laxative and it irritates your intestines even more than spicy food, stimulating bowel movements and your uterus at the same time. On the other hand, it can just give you diarrhea, so the smart thing to do is to leave it as a last resort, after you have tried other ways and failed.

Now that you have a few ideas, you can try them, combine them and, hopefully, they will help with your pregnancy past the due date!

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).