By the time you're 40 weeks into your pregnancy, you're pretty much waiting for any sign of labor to begin. After all, waiting for that little baby for nearly 10 months is long enough. Some moms swear that eating certain foods have helped them to induce their labors once they reached the end of their pregnancy, so as you start settling into summer and hitting all of those BBQs, you might consider learning how to build a 4th of July BBQ plate to induce labor.
There's no real data to show that eating certain foods will help to induce your labor, as noted by WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, and Parenting mentioned that what triggers labor is still a medical mystery for the most part. Some natural induction techniques can work, but mostly if you're on the brink of labor, or already in the early stages. As you're approaching the point-of-no-return in your pregnancy, and if you have the go-ahead from your doctor, it certainly can't hurt to try.
As you're heading out to your weekend party, keep these foods in mind, and look out for labor-inducing possibilities so you can make your BBQ plate with the intentions of meeting your little babe soon.