Does Walking Speed Up Labor?

By the end of your third trimester, the physical discomfort of pregnancy is taking its toll, and the anticipation of labor and delivery is building. The last thing you might want to do at this point in your pregnancy is walk, but walking has several benefits.

Barbie Carpenter
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Will Ginger Induce Labor?

By the end of pregnancy, you might be willing to try almost anything to get labor started. But before you start piling the ginger on all your food or downing gingerbread cookies, realize that the spice will not get labor started unless you were ready to go into labor anyway.

Sharon Perkins
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When Can You Start to Exercise After a Cone Biopsy?

A cone biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped sample of the cervix is removed for analysis.

Dana Severson
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Can One Start to Exercise After a Shingles Rash Has Disappeared?

Shingles -- a viral disease -- is usually indicated by a weeping, blistering rash. As long as you have the rash, you are contagious, and could infect those who have not had chickenpox; however, they will develop chickenpox, not shingles.

Carol Sarao
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Does Black Cohosh Really Work to Induce Labor?

As you approach the end of your pregnancy, you may begin to feel anxious about the end of pregnancy and consider ways of getting labor to kick in so you can meet your baby. This is a natural and nearly universal thought at the end of pregnancy, but it's not generally advisable.

Kirstin Hendrickson
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What Exercises During Pregnancy Start Labor?

Finding natural ways to get labor moving becomes appealing as your due date nears or passes. Exercises that may start labor are only effective if your body is ready to begin the process. Specific studies that support the efficacy of exercises to induce labor are limited.

Shelley Frost
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