Giving birth

Go, Kate Middleton, go! Here are some tips to get that labour started

The royal baby still hasn't arrived! So here are some tips for Kate Middleton to help induce her labour.

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We're all anxiously awaiting the arrival of the royal baby. Kate revealed that her due date is "mid- to late April." Well, it's late April and there's still no sign of an adorable baby.

So, Kate, here are some tips to get that labour startedfor your benefit, of course, not because we can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl (and what the name is!).

1. Drink raspberry leaf tea. Head over to Buckingham Palace and enjoy some tea and scones with the Queen. It's said that drinking four cups of raspberry leaf tea a day can jumpstart contractions. Pinkies up and enjoy!

2. Go for a walk. Take Lupo and George for a nice stroll around Kensington Palace. Walking doesn't induce labour, but it's a great way to help your contractions progress.

3. Go for a bumpy car ride. A bumpy car ride to Bucklebury to visit Mum and Dad is in order. The bouncing motion can help break your water.


4. Have sex. Prince William is now on paternity leave, so he ought to be available for a quick royal romp. Semen contains a hormone that helps open and soften the cervix. You gotta do what you gotta do, Wills!

5. Do a little dance. Be like this awesome mom! She danced to "Thriller" to induce her labour. It's said that the movement encourages your baby to get moving himself. Maybe Kate can get her groove on to Lorde's "Royals."

6. Eat spicy foods.
Kate loves vegetarian curry (she indulged in this dish quite a bit when she was pregnant with George). Ask the royal chefs to whip up a spicy curry—and fast, Kate. Just don't eat too much because a full stomach during labour can cause heartburn and nausea.

This article was originally published on Apr 25, 2015

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