good ways to get labor to progress faster

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Amanda - posted on 07/04/2009

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sex, orgasm, nursing (such as sittin on a pump or messing with your chest), caster oil, power walking, crunches (if u can do em), bouncing on an exercise ball, there are a few roots that help, but theyr dangerous if u dont kno wut ur doing. id do some research on it. i used them while i was pregnant

Marta - posted on 07/04/2009

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I would say walking and squatting down really low (as if to take a pee on the side of the road). Walking will cause the babies head to press against your cervix forcing it to open same thing for squatting (squatting also helps to releive the feeling of pressure when you're already in labour and is a very comfortable way to push)

Nichola - posted on 06/28/2009

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the sex and walking did not work for me at all....six days late...my doctor swept my membranes the day before i had my son and i went in to labor that night....or maybe the fact that they were goin to induce scared me into labor haha

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Alana D - posted on 07/08/2009

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walk alot, and have alotta sex

right after I did the day my son was born I felt my first contraction lol

I walked to the hospital, walked in the room, and everytime I felt a contraction, I would crouch down, the way indians have babies, helped me alot! and pushed down as much as possible when the contractions would start (this would make them last less time) and took a hot shower, mainly on my belly.

to make it go faster walk as much as possible, till you no longer can walk anymore, when you feel the contractions at abt 1-1min push down not before!

DONT LET YOURSELF GET TOO TIRED, or you wont be able to push when you really need to!

Shayna - posted on 07/04/2009

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Go for a walk, come home, have sex, eat some East Indian food, take a nap, wake up, and do it all again. The sex thing worked for me, I went to the doctor on Saturday and my cervix was still all nice and tightly shut, I went back Monday after a good two days with my boyfriend, nd I was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced (sp?). Mind you, I have been stuck at 2 cm since then...

Carly - posted on 07/04/2009

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hey i got told going over speed humps worked,having sex, swinging on a swing at the park, having curries ect.....

i did all of them and my boy was still 3 weeks over......

so i dont think they really work....

i think they come when their ready

i never knew about the pinapple tho...might use that when i have my next one lol

Gemma - posted on 06/29/2009

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i moved furniture i dnt recemend doing it though although i was told to lift the corner of a matress the i bounced on a birthin ball like a space hopper within a coupe of hours she came :D thats wat worked for me anyways

Katlin - posted on 06/28/2009

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When I was pregnant with my son my doctor stripped my membranes twice. The second time put me into labor. When I was pregnant with my daughter my doctor was actually going to strip my membranes the day that I ended up having her. My doctor said that he wasn't able to do it until I was 38 weeks along. I believe that there is no sure fire way to induce labor naturally. It depends on a lot of things

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2009

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i tried currys and eating pineapple (at the time i didn't think it was working)

but my son was 4 days early .. so you never know it might have helped

Kaitlyn - posted on 06/28/2009

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I'm sure sex works, it helped me progress a little bit a week before i had my daughter but my boyfriend moved back to his mom's so i couldn't carry on with that regime...

I tried eating a WHOLE pineapple cause a friend of mine said it worked for her...i wouldn't reccommend it lol.

um...walk a lot, that's what really did it for me.

Katlin - posted on 06/28/2009

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I agree with Katrina! Sex worked for me, it hurt big time though. I was did not want to be pregnant anymore though and so I had my daughter 2 weeks early. I don't think it works for everyone though. How far along are you?

Katrina - posted on 06/28/2009

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Have sex, seriously! Having sex and orgasms will help you dilate. Also walking is good too! :)

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