Last week, I decided to start a weekly vlog series. I thought that it would be a great way to capture the last few moments of pregnancy and I honestly wished that I had started this project sooner! I am now almost through being 39 weeks pregnant and the anticipation for Baby G is certainly picking up!
This week’s vlog will answer questions such as, “Will the Lush Sex Bomb induce labor?” (Also, how would it induce labor?) “Do Blue, Sunny, and Luna graduate to big brothers and sister?” and, “What does your nursery look like?”
So, go grab a snack and enjoy this week’s shortened video clip!
If you would like to watch the start of the series, you can catch this vlog of me at 38 weeks pregnant.
Vlog #2: Being 39 Weeks Pregnant
The theory behind the Lush Sex Bomb Inducing Labor
Oh, the internet. Upon scrolling one of my forums, I saw a woman with a picture of her Lush Sex Bomb, saying she was going to try to induce labor. She, of course, piqued my interest and I went straight to Lush after my doctor’s appointment on Monday.
Apparently, the Sex Bomb is able to theoretically induce labor due to two ingredients. The first is the clary sage oil, because it is supposedly supposed to increase oxytocin levels. Oxytocin is the hormone that aids in uterine contractions during labor.
So, did the Lush Sex Bomb induce labor for me?
While doing my research at 10pm the day before my induction, a 2017 study on the NCBI website states there was no significant difference in oxytocin levels in women exposed to clary sage oil. Go figure.
The second ingredient that is supposed to aid in labor induction is the Jasmine. As I currently research this, I am laughing at the snake-oil salesman pitch of Jasmine being relaxing and therefore causing labor. Clearly, the Lush Sex Bomb did not induce labor in me. I know I was hopeful and downright anxious to meet my son, but at least it was an excuse to take a long bath and watch Netflix!
Week 39 of Pregnancy is Being Cut Short
I trust my doctor. Therefore, when he mentioned that we could elect induction of labor this weekend, I decided to take it. I only chose to for several reasons. First of all, I am impatient. Second of all, we do have positive symptoms of labor progression, such as dilation and effacement. If there was no progress, I would be concerned about pushing my body into a process it wasn’t ready for. Third of all, it will be nice to have a semi-planned labor in place versus the drawn-out days of waking up disappointed because I’m still another day away from meeting my son.
I hope you all respect our decision and celebrate the life that we are bringing into the world. For more updates, follow me on social media and never miss a beat!