Expecting Models, I’m sure you have heard your fill of rumors and wise tales about pregnancy. There seems to be one for every aspect and inducing labor is no exception. Walking has long been included in these rumors. Walking is a great way stay fit throughout all stages of your pregnancy. By walking about thirty minutes a day and avoiding exhaustion you are promoting a healthy pregnancy.
But is walking more than just a great source of exercise? Can it actually bring on labor? Since you are probably tired of guessing which if any of these rumors are true let me fill you in.
The rumor of walking and its ability to induce labor stems from the idea that the swaying of the hips and gravity combine to help create pressure against your pelvis. When you are in the later stages of pregnancy the pressure is supposed to help push your baby out. Unfortunately, the general consensus is that this rumor is false. Walking is a great, safe way of meeting your exercising needs during pregnancy but that is about it. One of the best things you can do for your pregnancy is to relax and stop trying to control Mother Nature. Instead of buying into all of the rumors, get into a positive state-of-mind and trust that your baby will know when it is ready to meet you. Before you know it your pregnancy will be over, and you will start a new beginning and exciting chapter in your life as a mother!