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Forty weeks is long enough, but sometimes it seems like your little one would be happy to stay warm in your tummy forever. If you've been experiencing some of the signs of labor -- occasional contractions, or your cervix starting to dilate, for example -- you may want to do what you can to speed up labor. Though these methods won't work unless you're body is ready to give birth, you can try to push the process along safely and gently. Every woman is different, so experiment to see what works for you.