A normal pregnancy is around 40 weeks, but those last couple of weeks feel a lot longer than that. If you are getting close to or past your due date and your baby still hasn't made an appearance, there are some gentle exercises that could help induce labor in a natural way.

Squats are one of the best exercises you can do. They offer multiple benefits such as:
- Squats help prepare you for labor and childbirth
- Squats help get you in great shape physically
- Squats help move the baby down into your pelvis
- Squats utilize gravity to gently help induce labor
- Squats help alleviate back pain during pregnancy

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower yourself into a squat position, keeping your back straight and looking straight ahead. Hold this position for about 10 - 30 seconds, then slowly rise back to a standing position. Repeat several times a day.

Walking is one of the best exercises you can do before, during, and after pregnancy. Natural endorphins kick in with this gentle low-impact aerobic exercise. Once you enter active labor, walking and moving around in an upright position will help speed the process along and gets your baby in the ideal position to be born.

Pelvic Tilt Together With Kegels
Pelvic tilts keep the pelvic joint loose and help your baby to get into a better position for childbirth. In addition, kegels are always good.

Lie flat on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor, and don't arch your shoulder. While lying on your back is not recommended while you are pregnant, this is a safe exercise to do for short periods of time.

Butterflies stretch the muscles in your back, thighs, pelvis, and below the hips. This is a simple exercise that makes the pelvic joints more flexible, which helps induce labor.

Sit with your back straight, elbows over your knees, and feet pressed together. Gently press on your your knees with your elbows and try to stretch your inner thighs.

Being pregnant is no excuse to completely drop your fitness goals and routine. There are many exercises that are perfectly harmless to the baby but still good for you. Additional benefits include getting your body ready for the labor and childbirth process.