how can i get this baby out of me?

Ashley - posted on 12/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So I'm 39wks and 1day and I'm contracting but my cervix is still closed and they won't do anything about the pain so I'm really frustrated and cranky is there anyways that is for sure known how to start labor cause I'm losing my mind

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Brittney - posted on 12/02/2012

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I did a lot of walking but I was dilated to 3 cm by the time I was 38 weeks, so its not exactly like your story. I would try a lot of stairs (gravity helps push baby down), walking, warm baths, and just try to let nature takes its course. Some women do have to be induced, but new protocols (here at least) say you have to be over 40 weeks to be induced. Contractions have to be strong to dilate, I couldn't tell the difference between real contractions and false labor because they both stared out the same. I delivered my daughter at 39 weeks 4 days.

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Shawnteria - posted on 12/09/2012

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Lots of sex! lol if you can. semen contains prostoglandins which help thin the cervix, i really dont know if it would be much help in time because youre already so far but you could try along with walking or swimming.

Ashley - posted on 12/02/2012

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My doc hooked me up on the monitors and said I was contracting and tried giving me med to stop them

Michelle - posted on 12/02/2012

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Not a lot you can do if your body isn't ready. Are you sure you are having contractions and not Braxton Hicks? Sometimes BH would make me stop what I was doing but they are nothing like real contractions.

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