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Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Starting Labor!
By Kayleesmommy on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 07:43 am:

Does anyone know of any safe and more natural ways to start labor? We have tried having intercourse but nothing happened not even one contraction. It worked with Kaylee but not this one. I really didn't want to try catrol oil either. I heard that can make you go to the bathroom tons. I am already 3 cm dialated and my cervix is thinned. I have already lost the mocus plug and am having tons and tons of pressure but she just isn't coming out! Any remedies that you know of?

By Vicki on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 07:52 am:

I don't know of any ways to get things moving, but it sounds like your well on your way anyway! I would be surprised if she isn't here by Sunday just letting it happen on it's own!!

By Luvn29 on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 09:00 am:

Walk a lot! That's what my doctor suggested to me, and I did it, and it worked. Of course, I was ready, and it was just a matter of getting things moving along. good luck! Sounds like it's just a matter of time!

By Kaye on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 09:01 am:

I was told to walk also and it didn't probably keep things going. However I was EXHAUSTED by time to deliver. So if it were me, i would crawl into bed and stock pile some sleep :)

By Rayanne on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 09:22 am:

I have heard that stimulationg your nipples can help bring on contractions. I told my cousin to do that and the next morning her water broke. Who knows? Anything is possable. I agree with Kaye though, stock up on some sleep too.

By Pamt on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 10:18 am:

Ditto Kaye. The baby will come when he/she is ready to do so. Just rest, sleep, and enjoy Kaylee alone until you'll new one decides to arrive.

By Kym on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08 pm:

Did you have an orgasm during sex? That is what starts the contractions, his seman will thin you, but not start contractions! The same thing that got you into can get you out too:)
also like Rayanne said stimulating your nipples but you have to do it pretty consistently and continue through the first few contractions til they get strong.
And like Kaye said, walking is great but exhausting! With my 3rd I did the sex/nipple way and stayed in bed (obviously:)) and I had a very quick easy labor, with my fourth I was hell bent on going quick so I walked, my labor was strong but took 24 hours to deliver so I was very exausted when my water finally broke and pushing came.

By Jilly on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:41 pm:

I made eggplant parmesen. Apparently it's caused many women - including myself - to go into labor:

FYI - cut the recipe in half, it makes a lot! I ate it Friday night, Saturday at lunch and dinner and Sunday at dinner and went into labor that night.

By Debbie on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 01:49 pm:

My 2nd ds was past due. I tried walking(along with everything else), and like Kaye, I was so tired when I delivered. It didn't help anyway, my doctor ended having to induce me! I would just rest as much as possible right now.

By Hlgmom on Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 12:19 pm:

Nipple stimulation needs to go on for about three hours to do any good!
Walking, balsamic vinegar, sex, spicy foods, I would so alot of squatting!

Good luck! My neighbor is in the same boat!

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