I'm 34 weeks pregnant and in a nasty tight spot where I really, really cannot afford to go post-dates with this pregnancy, since we're moving cross-country and starting training for a new job a month after I'm due. (I know, it sucks, but absent an act of congress I have absolutely no control over the timing) I'm trying to focus on natural and calm ways to connect with my baby and gently encourage him to chose a safely early birth date, somewhere 38 or 39 weeks-ish.
I'm about to start a series of pregnancy-focused acupuncture and massage treatments, initially focusing on just getting prepared for the birth, and will shift focus to 'encouraging labor' from 38ish weeks on. I'll also probably start taking evening primrose oil soonish, which helped with my first two. I'd really like to add a visualization component to all of this, to sort of facillitate talking with the baby and tie everything together, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a practice or an image that I can latch on to while I do it. Any ideas or advice?