Anyone have any tips how I can get my self to go into labor..lol? Nothing is working!

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Evalyn - posted on 12/28/2012

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My due date was 12/24/12 and im still pregnant I went to see my midwife and she said my cervix is still hard, besides sex, what else can I do to ripen my cervix?? Helpp!!

Dina - posted on 04/26/2009

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SEX! Sorry to be so blunt but it worked for me.... :-) Have fun trying at least.

Kate CP - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Joyce:

LOL girl I tried them all and still went 2 weeks over! I tryed castor oil sold at the pharmacy, sitting on top the washer, riding a bumpy road, lunges, ate 3 hallipino pepers, rocked and had sex nothing worked for me so I would have to say GOD knows what he is doing!


I thought sitting on the washer was for something a little more recreational? ;D

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2009

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HAVE SEX make sure to have an orgasim, the contractions from it will help

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Maci - posted on 01/14/2013

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I am having the same problem,im 36 weeks and ready to.have him but idk what to do,i have been trying sex and walking as much as possible and housework and ankle massages but so far none of them have had any effect,any other thought

Vashley - posted on 11/26/2012

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I really can't tell you...but can someone please tell me how to go in labor I walk alots and tryed sex but it just made me spot that's it

Betty - posted on 04/24/2009

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Mac N Cheese and A1 mixed together, I never tried it but I know people who did and it worked. No clue why but i would try this before the Castor Oil.

Stephanie - posted on 04/24/2009

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When I was pregnant I walked A LOT! Also, the lamase instructor told me to sit on one of those big yoga balls and just rock my hips around. Apparently this helps the baby get into position for birth. I did that while I was just sitting watching TV and I ended up going into labor six days early.

Junia - posted on 04/23/2009

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OH SWEET!! ITS NOT THAT DIFFICULT ALL YOU NEED IS TO RESIST THE PAIN AND RELAX ...WE NEED TO TALK IN PRIVATE SWEET ..CONTACT ME LOL..COURAGE AND TAKE CARE.JUNIA

Joyce - posted on 04/23/2009

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LOL girl I tried them all and still went 2 weeks over! I tryed castor oil sold at the pharmacy, sitting on top the washer, riding a bumpy road, lunges, ate 3 hallipino pepers, rocked and had sex nothing worked for me so I would have to say GOD knows what he is doing!

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2009

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Walking and lots of sex. there is also a tea i cant remember which one, like raspberry or something. try googling it.

Tabatha - posted on 04/23/2009

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SEX, SEX AND MORE SEX ;) lol your hubby will love it plus theres something in the semen (cant remeber the name) but it softens ur cevix!! and if you dont have any health problems eg, low potassium try caster oil! but be perpared it works fast :) good luck and i hope your delivery go's great, best of luck :D

Carolyn - posted on 04/23/2009

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Stimulate your nipples, worked for me with my last 2 kids, it will take a while for the contractions to kick in but once they start don't stop.

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Most at-home labor inducers take awhile. You have to be doing them for a few days or even weeks. They only help move things along. They only send you into labor when your body and the baby are ready for it.
I did everything in the book for a week and only dilated 2 cm and 50% effaced in that time frame. Every evening we went on a long walk, where we stopped by a park so I could swing on the swing. Then after the long walk, I would pop 2 evening primrose oil capsules in next to my cervix and hop into a hot bubble bath. While in the bath tub, I sipped my raspberry leaf tea and stimulated my nipples. After the bath was my hubby's turn to help in the labor inducing process.
In the end I still had to be induced at the hospital. This time around I plan to start the techniques @ 37 weeks instead of 40.

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Citrus or tbsp of Castor Oil! I had been dialated bout 3 cm for a week or two...went home after work one night and made some frozen OJ. Drank 3 big glasses, gulp gulp gulp, by about 7 a.m. i was having tiny contractions (but didnt realize thats what they were until later!) Then took the castor oil and my little boy was here by 7 p.m. that night! I cant be sure, of course, they really worked or if my decision to have this baby now was purely coincidal with nature! Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2009

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My last 2 were a week late. I tried walking, jogging, and lunges. OMG! It was so hard to get back up when I did the lunges...lmao! Nothing worked for me though just time. Good Luck!

Andrea - posted on 04/23/2009

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It might sound weird. But the day before I had my son, I went with a friend to Wal-mart and waddled around the store for like 2 hours. The next morning I woke up and my water broke and was in labour and had him that night!

Ann-Marie - posted on 04/23/2009

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a long fast walk gets it moving. oh not to b rude but ave u tried getn intimate wit ur partner?? worked for me too.

Lisa - posted on 04/23/2009

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Good luck! I was dilated to a 3 at my appt the week prior w/ my daughter. I went into labor at 39 weeks. W/in 3-4 hours before going into labor I had sex twice and stimulated my nipples. Nothing fun, kept trying to keep myself awake to keep doing it-lol. Low and behold I woke to some very intense contractions and less than 5 hours later she was born. But a BIG flip side to that was my DS. I did the nip stimulation and sex at 37 weeks preggo. It started some intense contractions and I thought for sure he'd be born that night. ALl it did was give me about an hours worth of contractions a day for about 2 1/2 more weeks!!!! I guess if anything it helped me dialate more?!? I got so deperate w/ him that I would have sex, stimulate my nips, sit on the bed in squat position drinking raspberry tea and pushing on labor inducing pressure points (he was HUGE, it was August and I had pregnancy induced carpel tunnel-I was quite miserable). I gave up soon before my 39 1/2 week appt and I was dilated to almost a 4, 60% effaced or so. We schedule inductin for Wednesday (2 days later) and that afternoon my contractions picked up w/ intensity and consistency. he was born at 9:35 the next morning. So what i swore worked w/ my daughter so was not the case for him! I had read once that labor gets triggered by something in the babies brain (I know-you so don't wnat to hear that!), but good luck trying. SOme stuff can be fun ;-)

Tiffany - posted on 04/23/2009

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I had no problems with my first one, she came a week early. My second one, is a different story. I tried everything, sex, cleaning, walking, and yes, even tried Castor Oil...still had to be induced...Best of luck!

Deborah - posted on 04/23/2009

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i used a breast pump stimulation causes your womb to contract and take contractions and had a bath in aromatherpy oil clary sage and massaged it on my tummy and a was in labour 4 hours later. I have used this method 3 times and it works like a charm oh and forget castor oil it is vile the most disgusting thing ever and it is so dangerouse for the baby.

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Quoting Sarah:

I enjoyed my first glass of wine since I found out I was pregnant at around 2 and I went into labor at 6:13. Best of all I was relaxed!


I've heard that this works cause it relaxes you enough for your cervix to ripen.  And it is late enough in your pregnancy that it shouldn't hurt the baby.

Jamie - posted on 04/23/2009

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I bounced on a yoga ball!!!! Went into labor that night! got paniced, stoped labor and ended up being induced the next day! Make sure your ready! I was having sex 3 x's a day and i still had to be induced! Baby will come when ready.

Samantha - posted on 04/23/2009

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DONT DO CASTOR OIL!!!!!!! it cleans you out yes and may start contractions to make you go into labor.... but it can cause the baby to have a bowel movement inside you, and thats not good at all.. just go for long walks, it helps or sex and lots of it....:)

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Have u tried Evening Primrose Oil? It comes in little gel caps and u put it next to ur cervix before you go to bed at night. It helps to ripen the cervix. Most at home labor inducers don't work if your cervix isn't ripening. Also drink the Raspberry leaf tea, Swing on a swing (same concept as driving down a bumpy road, but less pain full!), Long walks, Sex (for the orgasm...it causes contractions), Nipple stimulation (or if you have a bread pump you could use that. The suction causes uterus contractions, which is why breastfeeding help you recover faster from pregnancy), and a nice hot bath. I know you aren't allowed to take them the rest of the pregnancy, but I got the ok from my Doc at the very end. He said the relaxation helps your cervix ripen.
You can try laxatives, but I wouldn't suggest it. I know friends that it worked for. However if your cervix isn't ripening yet, you will just spend a lot of time on the toilet and still not go into labor.

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Wash your floors vigorously on your hands and knees! :) It worked for me, and even if it doesn't for you, your floors will be clean!

Amber - posted on 04/23/2009

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I spent the day holding my friends new born baby and i said to her that the baby would mess up my hormons and sendme into labour because everytime i picked him up i would have a really bad contraction. sure enough labour started about 4 hours later.

Stacy - posted on 04/23/2009

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With my youngest I was in the same boat. She just didn't want to come out. So I tried the Castor Oil thing. It has the worst taste ever, even though it was supposed to be tasteless, so I mixed it with my morning oatmeal. I ws in Labor not even 12 hours later and the labor was a breeze!!

Brooke - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Brenda:

No home remedy is going to work if your body isn't ready. Pretty much all of them, castor oil, red raspberry tea, primrose oil, walking, spicy food etc. can help you with the process, but in the end, your body is the one that makes the call. Even sex (semen is a natural cervix ripening agent) can only help if your cervix is ready to go. In the end, all the natural home inducing remedies only go so far. Good luck and know baby will be here soon (and normal is 37-42 weeks, no matter how much we want them evicted...) :)



Agree with Brenda......



 

Crystal - posted on 04/23/2009

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I was told to do some serious walking!!...like constant moving around...i never tried it though...

Jessica - posted on 04/23/2009

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I tried everything that has been suggested here.... and none of them worked. I had also heard if you give your hubby a headjob and swallow, that it makes you go into labour... so I tried that... and hey presto! I was in labour just 5hrs later.



Not 100% sure if it was THAT that got me going, but something sure did!

Brittany - posted on 04/22/2009

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try having sex. it worked for me... but the way it works or supposely works. the man has to ejaculate in you for your cervix to have effect to work. something to do with the sperm has an chemical in it to help in late pregnancy. if its true i don't know. but worth the shot

Kassandra - posted on 04/22/2009

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Well as everyone has said sex but also try getting your partner to tweek your nipple, it worked for my first. I also spent all day rewiring my husbands ute.

Leeann - posted on 04/22/2009

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the nurses all said sex.....i say mexican food b/c sex is horrific when you're 50 lbs. overweight! it worked for me ;) ....the mexican food that is.

Brianne - posted on 04/22/2009

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Drink Red Rasberry Leaf Tea 3 times a day. It makes your uterus contract. Then go for a looooong walk!

Mandy - posted on 04/22/2009

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Castor Oil works amazing, i used that I took it with orange juice and not even 10hrs later I had my daughter

Caitlin - posted on 04/22/2009

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I went on a day long shopping trip with my mom, and the night before that I forced my husband to have sex with me (don't laugh, my doc said something in their semen softens the cerivix). I went into labor the day after the shopping trip. But I really think that it's up to your baby...she/he will come out when they're good and ready (stubborn little things!).

Lachelle - posted on 04/22/2009

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eat some chinese food i mean some real chines food something like egg-foo young i ate some at seven months and went into labor

Heather - posted on 04/22/2009

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Intercourse. That will do it. I was due on april 14th 2009 and my water broke at home the morning of April 6th at 115 Am... I also Did alot of walking... and alot of cleaning... but i was in pre term labor since 28 weeks i was dilated to a 3 for about a month and a half... and got to the hospital and was a 5.

Jody - posted on 04/22/2009

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i thought it was a wives tale but its not sex can start contractions! and lots of walking will help too! they also had this ball at the hospital like the ones for that exercise that you sit on and strech out your pelvic region. but i know when i was 9 months even at 6 months i didnt want sex!

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2009

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There are hormones called prostaglandins that are produced by the male prostate that cause the cervix to ripen ie open. This has the function of causing the cervix to open slightly to better accept the sperm into the reproductive system allowing fertilization and pregnancy. These chemicals do not discriminate as to wether you are getting pregnant or nearing the end of your pregnancy, and they do not induce labor, but cause the cervix itself to soften. I have no thoughts and seen no definitive research on the subject of wether or not ingestion of these hormones helps to speed the process along. Sex during pregnancy, as long as mom is in fair health, does not harm the fetus, so go for it!! Chances are you wont be in the mood for a while if there is a needy, crying, baby in the pram next to your bed.

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From 39 weeks I tried clary sage oil (bathing in it, rubbing it on my belly), hot curries, bouncing on a gym ball, going for a brisk walk, sex and every other old wives tale you can find on the internet excluding drinking castor oil. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I was induced 4 days late for pre-eclampsia anyway so I didn't go too far past my due date.

Kate CP - posted on 04/22/2009

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I really don't understand how swallowing semen makes you go into labor...unless you're vomiting so much and so hard that it starts your contractions?

Orgasms are a natural (mild) form of a uterine contraction. Have lots of happy moments. :)

Stephanie - posted on 04/22/2009

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Hang out with your husband's ex. I had my first daughter 3 weeks early after spending the afternoon with my husband's ex-girlfriend. I was in labor that night and she was born the next morning. Works like a charm!

Megan - posted on 04/22/2009

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What a gross comment. Having sex will help your cervix to soften or help it to become "ripe" Oral sex on your partner has nothing to do with it and Please we do not need to know the details.....Plus having sex to promote labor will cause your uterus to contract..keep those contractions coming by walking at a faster pace. They will make you walk at the hospital to keep your labor going any how.

Brittany - posted on 04/22/2009

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Quoting Kate:

I tried everything possible except the castor oil(my doctor strongly adviced against this) and nothing was working. There was one thing that i hadn't done and i hadn't told my partner about either as i was really hoping i wouldn't have to but in the end i was desperate. Instead of sex you need to give your man a blow job. I read on so many websites that the semen will reach where it needs to go much faster if you swollow it then it will having sex.I only had to do it twice and my bubs came.Good luck hope your bub comes soon.



But I thought sex starts labor because it softens the cervix. Did you have to give him 2 blowjobs one after another?

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