Today is my due date and im still waiting! nstural induction ideas?

Christine - posted on 02/23/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Today is my due date and i have been trying everything to naturally iinduce labor! i have tried obsessive walking, bouncing on an excersize ball, "galloping", squats, sex, spicey food, foot and leg massage(i guess there r presssure points that can start contractions..?), and i have even used my breast pump for nipple stimulation... nothing is working!! Tonight is my last night of work and everything at home is ready for our new addition! im so uncomfortable, im only 4 foot 8 and the baby is already about 7 pounds which feeels pretty big for me! she is also on my psiatic nerve and already in position so far down its hard to pee! i just want my baby here with me my husband and my first daughter and my induction isnt scheduled for another full week and i dont think i can wait! plus i have heard contractions are much more painfull when medically induced so what else can i try to naturally and safely induce labor on my own??

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Christine - posted on 02/24/2013

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i have had ultra sounds that show she os fully develpoed and big enough, i guess my insides just make a very nice, comfy home for her.. :)

Jodi - posted on 02/24/2013

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I realise that, but the fact is, your baby isn't ready yet. If all of the things you have tried aren't working, baby just wants more time, and it really isn't about your comfort.

Jodi - posted on 02/23/2013

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The due date is only an estimate. Only about 5% of babies are born ON their due date, and 70% are born AFTER their due date. You aren't considered overdue until 42 weeks. Just saying.

Christine - posted on 02/23/2013

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did i mention i am already 2cm dialated and 50% thinned out or effaced ..?

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