What can I do to help go into labor?

Lisa - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 221 moms have responded )

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Im 39 wks with my 3rd baby and i guess I just assumed that she would be here by now but nope nothing im only 2cm dilated and im very uncomfortable. I've tried walking and im not gonna drink castor oil so if anyone has any other suggestions i would greatly appreciate them!

Thanks

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Danielle - posted on 11/07/2009

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rOSE HIPS OIL HELPED ME GO INTO LABOR WITH MY SON.. MY AUNT GAVE IT TO ME ANS I RUBBED IT ON MY UMMM AREA AND I WENT IN TO LABOR THAT NIGHT...

Tricia - posted on 11/14/2009

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SEX, Have SEX and have him ejaculate inside you, something in the sperm causing dialation, well, it eats away at the lining,a nd then causing you to contract and dialate. My midwife SWORE apon that.. LOL. Crawling on all 4s, and squatting.

Nadine - posted on 11/14/2009

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Ask your Doctor to do a membrane scrape! I had it done with my son and my water broke 13.5 hrs after hvaing it done. it is suppose to put you into labour within 48 hrs of having it done. everyone i have heard who has had this done has gone into labour the next day or the day they have had it done!

Michaela - posted on 11/14/2009

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Find a certified Prenatal massage therapist and have her massage your labor points I went into labor 32hrs after and I was 5 days early and it is a very good chance you could go into labor within 24-36 hrs. And if not at least you feel really relaxed after.

Tacarra - posted on 11/14/2009

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my doctors told me lots of sex..lol...and it actually worked with a lil help from walking around the block a few times.....i had my son the next day exactly on my due date...i was relieved

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Emerald - posted on 11/14/2009

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Try going number 2 lol...... its supposed to help or the rasberry leaf tea .......... Nothing helped me i tried everything to get my baby girl out and wasnt happening i had to be induced 2 weeks later so .. theres no harm in trying everything !

Kayleigh - posted on 11/14/2009

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nothing! i tried everything n nothing worked, my son came exactually 2 weeks late!

Sara - posted on 11/14/2009

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raspberry leaf tea....and SEX!!! it worked with both of my kids...but everyone is different but my dr told me to try these things and with in two days i was in full labor...also the first time i tried the tea i weakened the taste with water it didn't do ne thing so the following night i fixed it really strong didn't like the taste but i was having contractions shortly after and then had sex after that i was in the hospital!!....Good Luck

Tabitha - posted on 11/14/2009

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Same as all the others. Sex and 30 minutes after my water broke. Alot of walking helps too.

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My OB suggested Evening Primrose Oil. At 34 weeks it should be taken orally, 1000 mg every day. Then at 38 weeks 2000 mg should be taken orally every day and one capsule inserted into the vagina at night when you go to bed. The purpose is to start ripening your cervix and thinning you out. I'm currently 35 weeks 2 days so I don't know if it will work, but it is worth a shot to me :) Good luck!

Cami - posted on 11/14/2009

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i know it's so cliche but walking will do it! i was due sept 17th and decided to start walking alot on the first of sept--went shopping, visited friends, supercleaned the house, etc. and started having contractions on the 6th...had him on the 9th

Rhona - posted on 11/13/2009

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Raspberry leaf tea its potent and worked 4 me I was very quick after it I'm convinced it helped!! I was 2weeks odue

Carli - posted on 11/13/2009

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have awesome great sex....make sure u really "enjoy" yourself, because that enjoyment will throw you into labor.

Carline - posted on 11/13/2009

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Hi Lisa, Just relax God will take care of you...

God take over this situation.

Maria - posted on 11/13/2009

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PRIM ROSE OIL they are gel tabs you can buy anywhere vitamins are sold. they're cheap. when you go to bed at night wear underwear and put two pills up next to your cervix and go to sleep. i did it 3 nights and i was 75 percent efaced and 4 centimeters dialated... it was great!

Laura - posted on 11/13/2009

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i took castor oil and had my baby the next day...the only drawback is diahhrea. but it worked! hope this helps.

Kimberly - posted on 11/13/2009

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with both my 2nd and 3rd baby I drank raspberry leaf tea....and went into labor within 24 hours each time....the tea brings on contractions....you can get it at any health store or possibly the supermarket if they have "health teas". I believe wholeheartedly that this works, and if you do decide to try it, just be prepared

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well i sat in a tub with the hottest water possible for like an hour and about an hour later i started getting contractions. my daughter was nice and healthy

Michelle - posted on 11/13/2009

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I got one of a big yoga ball and bounced on it for like 5 mins. twice daily until my water broke! Try it:) It could work for you and it will also relieve some of the pressure on your hips! Good Luck, I know that is a miserable place to be.

2 time mom

Michelle

Waulonda - posted on 11/13/2009

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Nothing. I am a nursing student and read that the baby knows when she is ready. Their is a hormone that is release in the baby body to let them know when it is time. Baby have their own time clock. They only come when they are ready or they are being induce by the doctor.

Mikka - posted on 11/13/2009

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Cant believe more people havent posted this one, but sex is not the only answer. I have a pedicure schedule for the morning that I want to go inot labor. Get a pedicure and tell them you want to go into labor. There are certain points that when massaged/stimulated will induce labor.

Erica - posted on 11/13/2009

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my BFF took a spoon of caster oil about 10 and she pushed her son out at like 8 or 9 the next morning

CHRISSY - posted on 11/13/2009

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having sex really works and do squats it helps stretch your cervix even while ur in labor do squats to guide the babies head!!!!!!

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2009

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just let her come in her own time! I gave birth in march to my son and he was two weeks over due. I tried everything in the book except the castor oil, in one weekend I walked over 26 miles and I tried a rosemary sage oil bath and tablet in my yoohoo, nothing really worked it would only give me false labor and cause me frustration. I tried spicy food and even did accupuncture but nothing worked and just made me even more frustrated I think that the doctors know best and that when they say that the baby will come when its ready is completely true, mine sure did. Hang in there and just enjoy another day with just your two other children and let them know just how special they are cause when the new one comes that time alone will be just a thought in your mind! Good luck!

Angela - posted on 11/13/2009

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As aggravating as it is, you've gotta force yourself to walk around. I did a mile a day of brisk walking and it help me go thru a swift labor. Good luck!

Aleksa - posted on 11/13/2009

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Prime rose oil will help ripen your cervix, but your baby will come when she's ready!!

Ashley - posted on 11/13/2009

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Sex! once in labour do alot of walking and it helps the baby down into the birthing canal. My water broke at 12:15pm and all I did was walk and I had him at 4:26pm.

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doctors will prob tell you to have sex as there is something in sperm that is in the same thing they give to induce you...either that or walking i wouldnt do anything else...im in the same boat bub is half engaged so im just waiting impaitently of course

User - posted on 11/12/2009

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i highly recommend u to drink 2ounces of caster oil. But make sure u mix it with another drink cuz it taste nasty. I went into labor 6hrs later n i had my cousin take it as well n she went into labor the next morning... It doesnt hurt to try.

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my doctor just told me yesterday that sex is the key. Apparently there is an enzyme in sperm that causes your cervix to start effacing. That and lots of walking should work... its all the same

Rashunda - posted on 11/12/2009

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3-4 tbs of castor oil then walk as much as u can...it worked with my 2nd and 3rd. baby..i just had my 3rd baby Novmber 6, 2009....

Mary - posted on 11/12/2009

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I was dialated to 4 cm for over a month and I had contractions that whole time... I walked 6 miles, drank Castor oil, had plenty of sex, too hot baths.. stimulated my nipples everything that everyone had told me. I honestly believe nothing works.. that they come when they are ready. I think that women just get the urge to be a mom when it is about to happen.. not to mention you get so uncomfortable those last few days. That's just the baby really telling your body that she needs to come out NOW lol

Kay - posted on 11/12/2009

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sex, real talk, my OB told me to get busy to help induce labor, and to make it easier to give birth

Denece - posted on 11/12/2009

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You really need to have sex not just sex but to have the big "O". that helps

Crystal - posted on 11/12/2009

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they say sex can bring on labor but me & my husband had sex up til the dr induced me @ 37 1/2 wks bc of toxemia & it nvr did anything. u may just have to wait til the baby is ready to come out on her own

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