Natural labor inducers??

Charity - posted on 04/12/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am desperate to get this baby out!! I have heard a few wives tales for getting labor started, sex and castor oil...both of which I am not interested in at all. What are some things that you have heard or worked for you in the past?

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Rebekah - posted on 04/15/2009

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I'm going to back up the walking and fresh pineapple! It worked for me! I went from 2cm at a doctors app to 4cm when I went into the hospital in labor. I ate seriously a pound of pineapple a day for 2 or 3 days haha. And lots of sex!

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I have to agree, walk walk and walk some more, also fresh pineapple contains an enzyme that can trigger contractions, Red Raspberry leaf tea, Clary sage essential oil either added to a warm bath or in a carrier oil and massaged into your stomach, can help to prepare your muscles for labour, I used all of the above on my second and thrid pregnancy and both were born before their due dates, whereas my first was 16 days late and had to be induced

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WALK WALK WALK!!!  I had a friend of mine years ago that kept having braxton hicks contractions but nothing else would progress so we started walking every nite.  After the 3rd nite and about a half a mile of walking the contractions became very much REAL and she ended up giving birth early the next morning.  My sister also put herself into labor by walking the local ShopKo store LOL.  And I know sex isn't all that appealing at this time but even my sisters dr informed her that the ejaculate helps to thin the cervix.  Between the walking and sex it could be a winning combination!!  Good luck - Im also desperate to be done here soon!!     OH AND DONT DO THE CASTOR OIL!!  No matter how desperate I become I wouldnt do it nor recommend that to my worse enemy!!!!

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