I may sound like a broken record, but 40 weeks is a really long time to be pregnant. Even if you have a dream pregnancy with no complications, at some point you're probably just going to be over it. As your due date approaches and you're physically uncomfortable and impatient to meet your baby, trying different ways to induce labor becomes more and more appealing. If you're desperate to jump start the process and happen to find yourself at a Starbucks, then you may be interested in ordering the one Starbucks order to induce labor.
Now, fair warning, the ideal, labor-inducing order isn't a coffee drink. (Sorry for those of you who were craving a caramel macchiato.) Rather, you may want to order the Starbucks Pineapple Kona Pop Brewed Tea.
According to What To Expect, many moms swear that pineapple helps induce labor. This theory is attributed to bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples that is believed to soften the cervix according to Today's Parents. But it takes more than a bite of pineapple to get the whole labor thing going. The Daily Mail noted that you'd need to consume a large quantity of pineapple to possibly induce labor. And, because of its acidity, pineapple can cause awful heartburn, especially for a mom-to-be. But guzzling tons of pineapple tea may be a less-painful alternative.
Before you try any method of inducing labor at home, make sure you've spoken to your doctor and understand any and all risks. You should be at least 39 weeks along before you even consider it, according to Fit Pregnancy, because your baby does a lot of developing in the final weeks. And though it can be hard to hear when you're just sick of being pregnant, patience is a virtue. My daughter came three weeks before her due date, and even though I was absolutely over being pregnant at the time, I felt like I could have put those three weeks to good use. For the first several months of her life, I felt like I was never quite "on the ball" because I didn't have as much time to prepare as I thought I would.
That being said, if you want to get pregnancy over with, you might want to try walking over to your local branch. According to Parenting, walking can help your baby drop into position and get contractions going. Just hope that you don't go into labor at Starbucks. That would be tough.