My first baby...what can I do to help induce labor naturally?

Laura - posted on 08/21/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Due date is in a few days. I am trying to stay active with walking and keeping up with house chores. Are there any suggestions to help with this natural process of labor? I don't want to have to be induced in the hospital if this baby doesn't want to come out.

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Karen - posted on 08/23/2011

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You're doing good!! You can also ask your doctor to "strip your membranes" which is like streching your cervix. It's not painful and can also start labour. But walking and sex is alway a good was to go!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/21/2011

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If you really don’t want to be induced then insist your doctor wait a good 5-10days after your due date. If you have been having a healthy pregnancy; then there should not be any reason your doc would object to your request and induce you anyway.

Also just continue to do what you are doing cleaning, and walking.

Kate CP - posted on 08/21/2011

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Then don't let them induce you early. Most moms give birth closer to 41 or 42 weeks gestation than 40 weeks. Walk, have sex, stay active, but don't plan on inducing labor naturally. Even if you're in the hospital and they break your water and give you pitocin...unless your body is READY to go into labor, it won't happen. Baby comes on his own time.

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