what should i do to started labor? i am 40 weeks and 2 days and still no labor pains.
AShley - posted on 02/02/2013
I been working out and walking the whole time i been Prego , this is the longest that i have gone with all of the kids. My due date was The 31 of Jan but i still not have a baby. my Doc will not induced labor in tell i am 41 weeks, i think that my doc should have done it before my due date ... my hubby and i have sex all the time and it help with me with my other 3 kids and with this one it is not helping at all ..
Cecilia - posted on 02/02/2013
Well lets see.... The number 1 answer is to have sex. It will soften the cervix.
Beyond that walk, walk, walk, and did i mention walk? Although if you were smart you should have been doing this the whole time. It is proven to make labor so much easier.
Okay so old wives tales now... Walk up and down the steps. Bounce on a ball, eat pineapple,spicy food, and bumpy car rides... Don't know if these actually work at all and don't know if it's safe to even try. Do not take castor oil though.. i do know that one has been around for awhile but it can cause diarrhea and dehydration with no labor...
Or simply wait for your doctor to induce you. My doctor didn't allow me to get a day past 38 weeks, not sure why yours is. that might be because we knew my exact due date because i know within 3 days when i got pregnant. And none of mine were induced but i had appointments to be induced.
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