I'm pregnant with my 2nd child and a week overdue,does anyone know how I could help bring on labour?

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Latisha - posted on 04/02/2009

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i was overdue wit me 2nd so 1day my mom told me to hav sex and i mean the type like u was 16 wen u lost ur virginity lmao get to it like rabbits, so we did it for a whole day str8 startn dat mornin none stop only to use the bathroom and eat then WOW the greatest thing MY WATER BROKE I WAS IN LABOR HOORAY TRY IT IT REALLY WORKS NO LIE

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Schedule and induction! The fear of going from zero to FULL ON LABOUR will scare the baby out of you. It worked for my friend and me! The night before we were both scheduled to be induced the contractions started LMAO!

Melodee - posted on 03/30/2009

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Hi.. Look to be really honest with you! I have had 5 children and there really is absolultley nothing you can do.. next to placing a drip in you arm and administering your own stash of pitocin! There is nothing.. I have tried everything with all my children. i know sex is the biggest suggestion, because the sperm is suppose to act like a natural pitocin and bring on labour! But alot of the time it is purely coincidental! Sorry.. to be the bearer of bad news but trust me when i say i have tried everything. If sex really does work then how is it that majority of women have sex the whole time through there pregnacy and dont go into labour, and deliver pre term babies. Some do but i think that is an incompetant cervix/medical reasons. ITs horrible to be overdue i know but its certainly worth a try even if it something to do to past the time til bub arrives! Hubby will be happy :)

Jan-Marie - posted on 04/02/2009

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what worked for me with my 2nd child was jumping, it was so hard for me to lay down i was ready for him to come out, he came the next morning u might want to try that If u havent had ur baby by now! good luck and congrats

Belinda - posted on 04/01/2009

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the best thing to bring on labour is castor fish oil.. if u can stomach it, it will bring labour on. its worked for all my friends i didnt have to use it coz i went early but give it a go and see how u go.. usualy get it from a chemist.

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Sianne - posted on 11/24/2012

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Im also pregnant with my 2nd and overdue. I have tried everthing!

Which is:

4 tablespoons of Castor oil every night

3 tablets of evening primrose oil

Pineapple

Sex

Nipple stimulation

Bumpy car ride

Curry

Kimberly - posted on 04/02/2009

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oops i posted before and i said epidural but i ment enima even tho that sounds gross , but it work

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Sex is what made my daughter come 2 weeks early. It was Father's day and we did it in the morning and I had inconsistent contractions all day... I was totally ready for her to come so we did it again in the evening and I was calling the midwife by 10PM.



Good Luck:)

Nicole - posted on 04/02/2009

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i would have a hot cup of raspbery leaf tea and consult your GP for further action

Gloria - posted on 04/02/2009

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HAVE SEX AN LONG WALKS NOT AROUND THE BLOCK A LONG WALK .. AND DONT FORGET THE SEX... CUZ REMEMBER U CANT HAVE ANY FOR 40 DAYS AFTERWORDS!!

Tina - posted on 04/02/2009

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did you have the baby yet? go get a pedicure...nice and relaxing you won't be thinking about the baby or stressed about not having him/her yet.

Tina - posted on 04/02/2009

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did you have the baby yet? go get a pedicure...nice and relaxing you won't be thinking about the baby or stressed about not having him/her yet.

Paris - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Stephanie:

Im not sure never tried it, but someone I know used castor oil.



I did that three times and still nothing and i have never gone near any thing oily since nd i feel sick jus thinking about it but if u want to try it u use 60mls castor oil 20 mls orange juice and a teaspoon of bicarb soda its yucky but 3 people told me it work make sur u use the bicarb it stops u being sick from the castor oil 

Kay - posted on 04/02/2009

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Sex. there's something in the semen that stimulates something or another and get the process moving along.  Anyway, that's what my doctor told me!

Belinda - posted on 04/01/2009

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the best thing to bring on labour is castor fish oil.. if u can stomach it, it will bring labour on. its worked for all my friends i didnt have to use it coz i went early but give it a go and see how u go.. usualy get it from a chemist.

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Raspberries,they say to avaid them during birth until you're nearer labour to induce laboure,i know three people that they have worked for.good luck

Chardina - posted on 04/01/2009

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As a labor/delivery nurse, cranberry tea enemas,  sex sperm helps to bring on contractions, walking, have dr strip membranes if you dilated little bit

Toni - posted on 04/01/2009

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sex. its what brought on my son. well that and the fist bday party i threw my daughter that day.

Toni - posted on 04/01/2009

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sex. its what brought on my son. well that and the fist bday party i threw my daughter that day.

Amanda - posted on 04/01/2009

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Bowling. Go for the heavy ball....not so much your game. Worked for me and 2 others I know. Good luck & Congrats!

Rachel - posted on 04/01/2009

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Nothing works!! Only when baby is ready it will come, but hopefully is here by now, would love to hear!! I had that greasy stuff is it cod liver oil with first, Had contractions then they stopped, baby came on his own at 2 weeks late!! 3rd baby i bathed in special oils recomended by my midwife friend, and i know sounds grosse but while in bath i gave myself a stretch & sweep!! You know fingers round neck of cervix and i did sweep!! I had a show, Nothing happened, i did this when i was full term, I was induced a week later!! Hope you've had baby now, would love to hear, Good luck if not xx

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2009

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I don't know if anyone mentioned this yet, but I had a massage in the morning and a few hours later I was in labour.  Maybe coincidence, maybe not.  Good luck! :)

Tracy - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Charlotte:

I'm pregnant with my 2nd child and a week overdue,does anyone know how I could help bring on labour?



My daughter used castor oil it worked for her within 12hrs all the best good luck xx





 

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2009

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Tomorrow will be my sons 3 week birthday and he was also two weeks late. I tried everything mentioned on here, walking, sex, hot food, soaking my feet in hot water with cheyenne pepper in it, raspberry leaf tea, and what ended up working for me was Blue Cohosh. Its a liquid tincture completely natural that induces labor. I drank one dropper full around 3pm on Wednesday and by 2:40AM I went into labor and he was born 3 hours later. Also, I drank a strong mix of the red raspberry leaf tea (1oz. of tea to 2 cups of really hot water) and after about 10 minutes my contractions were easy and he came out very quickly! I hope something helps you and that your staying comfortable! Congrats on your second baby!

Katie - posted on 04/01/2009

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There's now way to know what really helped and what was just coincidence.  I did the spicy foods, walking, sex, rocking in a rocking chair, bouncing on a yoga ball...and my water broke when I went to bed that night.  I don't necessarily believe that any one thing (or even a combination) made it happen, the only thing I know is that I was exhausted from the exertion and I never got to go to bed!  I think my labor would have gone much smoother if I had just rested and let things happen on their own!

Danielle - posted on 04/01/2009

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Walk, walk, walk...(until u cant walk nomore)...Or if ur not up to that...have some great sex...that should get em out...lol

Shannon - posted on 04/01/2009

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SEX SEX SEX!!!! orgasms make ur uterus contract.  i also heard asparagus works, and citrus foods.  also try pumping b/c it will help to tell ur body its time.

Mildred - posted on 04/01/2009

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Well if you're able and everything is okay. I say sex. I know that's how you got into this whole thing but sex does help bring on contractions and dialation. good luck

Ashle - posted on 04/01/2009

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i was four weeks from my due date with my daughter. i took my nephew to the zoo and my water broke the next day....oops

Ashle - posted on 04/01/2009

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i was four weeks from my due date with my daughter. i took my nephew to the zoo and my water broke the next day....oops

Tamara - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Chelsea:

Schedule and induction! The fear of going from zero to FULL ON LABOUR will scare the baby out of you. It worked for my friend and me! The night before we were both scheduled to be induced the contractions started LMAO!


Unless medically indicated, induction is the fastest way to an unneeded c-section.  Please avoid this if at all possible.

Ceri - posted on 04/01/2009

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what worked on my best was plenty of sex and a hot hot pizza that done the job for me all the best x x

Ceri - posted on 04/01/2009

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what worked on my best was plenty of sex and a hot hot pizza that done the job for me all the best x x

Jessica - posted on 03/31/2009

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when i was pregnant with my 2nd i went to antenatal classes and the midwife running it said that crawling, sex and walking are comon things to do to induce yourself, what i suggest is have sex doggy style and also while standing! that way your killing two birds with one stone ;) LOL!!

Alexis-Ann - posted on 03/31/2009

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I would have to agrre with the ones that tell you to have sex, but it will have to be good one, if you understand what I mean :o) That's how my twins came home!

Tamara - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting Anita:

Please don't wait too long to see a doctor- you don't want to be too overdue because that can cause problems for baby. My 5th child was 10 days overdue- who would have thought- and the last week I took afternoon trips to the hospital while they tried to naturally induce labor by nipple stimulation while watching baby with a monitor. after 10 days I was induced with pitosin and gave birth to a healthy 8 1/2 lb girl. Have a happy and healthy delivery!


Purely anecdotal but my mother gave birth to me 18 days past her Estimated Due Date and I'm just fine. :)

Melody - posted on 03/31/2009

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HI Charlotte, I know how frustraiting this may be what you can do as everybody says have sex the semen loosens up the cervix and makes it easier for you to contract. that or ciro syrup helps but it tastes nasty just to let you know. good luck hun wish you the best

Lucia - posted on 03/31/2009

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i tried hot pizza like with chili on it its worked a bit then i drunk castor oil with oj and that made its start and go quick but only works when u are ready to go in labour mind you it taste gross

Cari - posted on 03/31/2009

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As odd as it sounds but sexual intercourse will cause your uterus to start contracting from the orgasim. Sorry if it seemed to be a little graphic.

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2009

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Having sex/stimulation increases a hormone that promotes contractions. I read that somewhere when I was overdue. The hormone is oxitocin i think, which is very similiar to pitocin given in the hospital for inducing labor.

Irene - posted on 03/31/2009

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I was late with my second child and I literally walked around the inside of my house for 2 hours. It was raining outside so I walked inside. Or you could have your feet and hands rubbed. My husband did that and I had contractions that were 45 minutes apart. Or as a mid-wife told me get a sperm deposit. LOL!!!

Mary - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting Charlotte:

I'm pregnant with my 2nd child and a week overdue,does anyone know how I could help bring on labour?
Walking,  taking a warm bath or shower and sex helps to get things going.   I have had three babies and with my second one I went to the hospital early and the doctor had me walking up and down the halls and taking  a shower !! Good Luck!!  Just remember that this is one time you do want to "rock the boat" :)
 


 

Mary - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting Charlotte:

I'm pregnant with my 2nd child and a week overdue,does anyone know how I could help bring on labour?
Walking,  taking a warm bath or shower and sex helps to get things going.   I have had three babies and with my second one I went to the hospital early and the doctor had me walking up and down the halls and taking  a shower !! Good Luck!!  Just remember that this is one time you do want to "rock the boat" :)
 


 

Rebecca - posted on 03/31/2009

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Ok, I looked into this a lot! Here we go:



Nipple stiumlation does work, but you have to do it hours per day and if it works it will make labour more intense and painful.



Raspberry leaf tea has some impact, but it's really a bit late. It's more for helping the uterus get ready over time.



Apparently acupuncture has some effect and I did get desperate and try it. Again, probably a bit late now.



Having sex is good, but the prolactyn (sp?) is more effective if ingested. You may like or be appalled at that.



Anything that irritates the bowel can have an effect because all your internals are so squished together now they impact each other. That's why people suggest curries, pineapples, etc.



All other advice (bouncing, walking) etc is entering myth/anecdotal evidence territory. If you can wait, the best advice is wait (although if you're baby is posterior it may not be presseing where it needs to to set it off). If you can't wait because you're trying to beat the doctors who want to induce you, then try it all. It's all fun. Good luck.

Aleta - posted on 03/31/2009

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I had the same problem but i walked into my dr and said the following "IF YOU DONT GET IT OUT I WILL!!!" i was at the hospile at 1 am being induced.

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