Dylan was a late baby, not arriving until two days after her due date. I was pretty pitiful by then and the 90+ degree temperatures were no help. People suggested I use several methods to naturally induce labor:
.Caster oil. Sex. Rolling on a bouncy ball. Spicy food. Pineapple. Getting on all fours. Walking. Jumping. Nipple stimulation. Pressure points.
I tried all of these options minus the caster oil (because that's just gross) and jumping (I was 40 weeks pregnant- there was no way I was able to exert that much physical energy at that point) and what worked? I rolled on an exercise ball for hours on a Thursday, and by Friday morning my water broke (I'm forever grateful for the suggestion nurse Alicia). Now I don't have any scientific data to support this correlation, but I thought I'd pass along the suggestions. Whether they are old wives' tales or medically backed... when one gets that far along... you're willing to try almost anything to get baby out safe.