any ideas how to induce labor

Serene - posted on 06/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Today is my sons 2nd birthday and i am pregnant with a girl, i am due in 2 weeks but, i was wondering if i could get my daughter to come early. I;ve been having contractions off and on all day long and i would like to know what can i do to put myself in labor. Do any of you ladies have any tips or ideas? I think that it would be cool if she came today or even tomorrow. :-) Thank you....

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Chelle - posted on 06/02/2010

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pineapple...thats what did it for me.

with my 1st i tried everything from currys,raspberry leaf tea,sex,walkin the stairs 10x....you name it i tried it! but she came 11 days overdue.

this time around i did all the same things as last time but in the last week i ate ALOT of fresh pineapple(im talking a whole pineapple 3days in a row)...and she came one day before her due date :). it has enzymes in it that are ment to help bring things along but only if you eat loads of the stuff and it has to be fresh not from a can or carton etc... bad news is it will make you have more bowel movments (well not that bad because at least you will be empty when it comes to the pushing so less likley to poo!!) ...plus bowel movments are ment to stimulate your womb thats why people eat curry or take carster oil.

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PETA - posted on 06/03/2010

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I used castor oil with my first 3 babies.
I mean drink it, it taste well like sh**, but works, take 20mls then suck a lemon, to help kill the taste.
The castor oil, was used in the old days to give your bowl a clean out, and this is what it does. Please make sure you have some one with you when you take this, as it works reasonably quick. After taking oil walk, but stay close to home, as you will need the toilet. The mussles you use with bowl movement is the same mussles you use for labour. If labour doesnt start within 2 days repeat and take 30mls.
This helped me with my 3 previous deliverys, and being pregnat again, i will be taking the oil again. Good luck

Serene - posted on 06/02/2010

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Thanks ladies i'll try to do most of this except for the sex because im single lol, but i'm going to keep active. I have been very active with this pregnancy espicially since i have a 2 year old son. He keeps me busy.

I had contractions all night last night and i thought that i was going to go into labor, they kept me up and i ended up going to the hospital today and i was sent home because they weren't strong enough. :-( and i haven't done any dilation or efaced. Now i'm at home and ive been having contractions all day long, i'm hoping that i had dilated by now and that i'll go into labor the next two days. I have a dr, appointment tomorrow to find out what is going on. The bad thing is that I'm not aloud to drive anywhere which is weird because i was just driving yesterday. :-( So, this sucks now i have no choice but to find something to do because i can not sit in the house all day....

Niki - posted on 06/02/2010

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just remember that premature babies can have more health problems and be more prone to crying and colic than babies that develop to full term in the wombe

Ashlee - posted on 06/02/2010

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I've heard that you should just stay active, but I've also heard that cod liver oil will help to induce, BUT a close friend of mine tried that and she ended up pooping on herself while she was out and about doing stuff, and then it didn't induce. She got online and tried everything in the book and the doctors still ended up being the ones to induce her two weeks late. They say that nothing actually helps that the baby will come when it's ready, but personally I'd try some spicy foods and sex, the contractions from an orgasm I've heard can do the trick, or riding a motorcycle I also heard sent a woman into labor early. I hope everything works out!

Ashley - posted on 06/01/2010

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I don't know if I'll be much help, but here's the million things that I did in one day. I had been having pretty regular contractions for about two weeks. My daughter ended up coming 3 days early. But anyway...

I went to the bank, the teller told me to try McDonald's French fries to induce (weird, but I was desperate). I immediately went to McDonald's, got angry at a taxi in front of me (no one should get between a prego and food), ordered a large fry and sweet tea.

Squatted as much as I could all day (while watching TV, cleaning, doing whatever--- and I should mention, that I had been doing the squatting thing for a little while at this point to help me dilate).

I "ran" (prego jogged?) up and down the stairs of my house (which are a little steep) while I was cleaning.

Later that night, my coworker brought tons of baby clothes for me to go through. So I did what I could that night (I'd had a long day at this point with the stairs). Oh, and let me just say, that clutter stresses me out (so I was actually a little upset about being blessed with bins of baby clothes, when I should have been more grateful).

To top it off, had sex right before midnight. Got up to pee- BINGO! Water broken by 12:30 am.

So... I really can't tell you which one worked the best. Was it the French fries? The stress of being denied food for about five minutes? The squatting? The stairs? The clutter stress? The sex? The world may never know...

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010

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clary sage oil mixed with lavendar oil i've read can induce labour. But you might want to read up a bit on it yourself. I think you sniff it and its like aromatherapy and can bring on strong contractions.

Dana - posted on 06/01/2010

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go have some sex babe!!! They say have it all the way til the end and it supposed to help!

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