Did you know that the baby is really in charge when it comes to starting labor? According to the Lamaze website, “…it is still not known exactly how a pregnant person’s body starts labor or when it will happen, but recent research has revealed that there are two proteins in the fetus’ lungs that are produced when the lungs are mature. These proteins seem to produce an inflammatory response in the uterus that begins the labor process.” This means that, no matter how much walking you do or spicy foods you eat, the baby really is going to come when he or she is ready! This is just the first of many power struggles you will experience with your child!
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