best way to induce labor

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Renee - posted on 07/10/2009

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Semen contains prostaglandins and does actually help soften or ripen the cervix. Also the uterus contractions after you have an orgasm may help jump start the process, however there are no guarantees. Having your doctor strip your membranes, which is when they do an exam and run their finger between your cervix and membranes sometimes works too, it can be uncomfortable while they are doing it though. I tried sex, my doctor stripped my membranes and I also walked every night and had to be induced both times. There are old wives tails regarding Castor oil, but I would not try it, doctors always tell you to try sex and walking. Good Luck and Congratulations!

Kayla - posted on 07/09/2009

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I tried everything under the son and my sone still came 2 weeks late i was told 11/2 months before he was born that i would have him that weekend cuz i was dialated to 1 and completely efaced i went like that for 1 1/2 months and was induced 7 times i even walked a mile everyday and worked all the way up untill he was born they finally had to break my water i will never have a midwife again the doctor she worked under finally came in a broke my water 3 hours b4 he was born because the midwife refused to

Marie - posted on 07/09/2009

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I have to agree with everyone sex does work especially if you have an o. Plenty of walking and hot showers too helped me as well. Some friends told me about hot ginger tea but i never tried it.

Latrice - posted on 07/08/2009

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My doctor told us to have sex. Apparently the sperm can help dilate the cervix.

Allison - posted on 07/08/2009

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YES! I agreee with everyone else. You need to have lots of sex! I was so sick of being pregnant and was like this is the night we are getting this baby out of me. We had some major sex and one hour later i went into labor. It works i swear by it.

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Not just sex, it has to be the big O... the contractions of your uterus during O is supposed to jump start birthing contractions. Walking stairs is supposed to help too. Sorry to be so blunt but I'm a plain talker.

Amanda - posted on 07/07/2009

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Have your doctort "strip your membranes" I had my baby one day after my doctor did this--had her on her due date.

Natasha - posted on 07/04/2009

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with both my pregancies i had lots of sex wether i felt like it or not and it always worked

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