What are some sure fire ways to get Labor started

Michelle - posted on 09/05/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am 38 wks and MISERABLE! At my last appt. one week ago I was dialated to 2 and 50% effaced. I've been having mild contractions that come and go. To make things worse, my husband has to leave on my due date to travel out of state for work and will be gone 2 months:( Does anyone have suggestions on getting things going? I've been walking every day and we've been trying sex at least every other...what else is there? I REALLY want to get the show on the road.

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Firebird - posted on 09/06/2012

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Patience. Baby will come when baby is cooked, as my mother used to say. You don't want to risk a baby that has under developed lungs. And yes, that can happen even if your "due date" is only 2 weeks away. That isn't always accurate.

S. - posted on 09/05/2012

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I went way over with my last two daughters My midwife gave me sage oil to put in my bath and on a ball of cotton wool to sniff but Honestly nothing really works if baby int ready come it's not going to come. Good luck and hope it isn't to Dawn out for you.

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Letitia - posted on 09/07/2012

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I tried everything 100 times over with my second son. He just didn't want to come out! In the end he was 2 wks over and I had to be induced. I think you just have to wait and hope tht bub decides to come out soon. Maybe if you tell the midwife/doctor your circumstances then they may induce you so daddy gets to see bub. I'd be asking for it. Theirs no hurt in asking.

Ashley - posted on 09/07/2012

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Drink red leaf tea. Works wonderful. I was in labor in 24hrs after I drank two gallons of it in 6 hrs.

Toni - posted on 09/06/2012

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I'm so sorry your hubby is leaving but honestly there is nothing you can do. Just let it happen, all in due time.

Best of luck

Amanda - posted on 09/06/2012

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It is always better to keep baby in. But saying that, have you discussed this with your...... Midwife? OB? Knowing the suituation, they may decide differently. I know it's very hard, try to make them understand just how important this is for baby to see daddy before he leaves! Good luck

Amanda - posted on 09/06/2012

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It is always better to keep baby in. But saying that, have you discussed this with your...... Midwife? OB? Knowing the suituation, they may decide differently. I know it's very hard, try to make them understand just how important this is for baby to see daddy before he leaves! Good luck

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