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Go for a brisk walk. A brisk walk! I'm 41 weeks pregnant FGS!

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AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 22:42:57

A brisk walk... have you seen the size of me?!!!

If I get any bigger I'll be as wide as I am tall


EatShitDerek Wed 11-Jun-14 22:46:33

Go for a jog


AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 22:50:05


I just want to cry and eat Haribo sad

Eat it with vigour and it is almost healthy.

Who told you to go for a brisk walk?

mousmous Wed 11-Jun-14 22:53:28

just skip along.
my sister swears by rearranging furniture, pushing sofas and shelves ot things going for her she says

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 22:54:01

The midwife, along with eating pineapple, curry, etc.

EatShitDerek Wed 11-Jun-14 22:55:39

Go somewhere that is the last place on earth you would want your waters to break at.

Then it will happen

Hot raunchy sex while eating Haribo, that'll do the trick.

mousmous Wed 11-Jun-14 22:56:18

baby will come when it's ready.
all those things are myths, no one really knows what starts labour.
walking helps lift a bad mood, though, and can help keep fit (ish).

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 22:58:08

Sex.... I am celibate from now on!

HappyHippyChick Wed 11-Jun-14 22:58:33

I'm 40+4 and my midwife told me pineapple and curry don't work, the best thing is sex. Any chance of that? Good luck!

HappyHippyChick Wed 11-Jun-14 22:58:59

Ah x post! Never mind...

Bambambini Wed 11-Jun-14 22:59:18

Ha, ha - I could brisk walk, even jog a little at 41 weeks. Also had a sweep, sex and curry and still nothing shifted! Good
Luck, chuck!

FrontForward Wed 11-Jun-14 23:00:43

I walked 5 miles at 39 weeks, suffered loads of Braxtons and little darling turned breech overnight
But labour did not start...

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 23:02:37

Haribo definitely sounds the best option.

I'm going to suggest Haribo to DH as a baby name, that should be funny grin

SixImpossible Wed 11-Jun-14 23:10:04

If eating pineapple and curry brought on labour, they would be on the list on forbiddens during pregnancy. (Besides, you sometimes barf during labour, and often poo copiously - who would eat curry knowing you were likely to see it again that way?!)

Sex? At 41w? Ha-bloody-ha!

Nipple-twiddling - now that's something that may actually work.

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 23:13:11

Thanks for that image Six, definitely regretting my curry dinner now!

I tried twiddling this afternoon and nada.

YouAreCompletelyRight Wed 11-Jun-14 23:14:02

When I told my DH that the midwife had suggested sex when I was 40+whatever, he replied "you do know I've stopped drinking,do you?". Git.

Have you tried star jumps, OP?

BumpNGrind Wed 11-Jun-14 23:16:34

Isn't it the sperm that's supposed to help weaken the cervix rather than the action of sex? If so, ask DP to be a darling and get the turkey baster out.

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 23:17:53

<hollow laugh>

No. I have not tried star jumps, but thank you... grin

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 23:19:05

Turkey baster grin

You definitely can't get pregnant while you're pregnant, can I just check that? Like, 100%?

MrsDarylDixon Wed 11-Jun-14 23:19:50

I bounced on one of those trampoline thingies at the park at 41 weeks. Labour started within 24 hours. Atbf odds were in its favour...

YesIcan Wed 11-Jun-14 23:25:40

I always went early <smug>.
No wisdom as I have the patience of a fart, and always thought it would be brutal to go over. My instinct would be to shake the little fecker out - walk, jog, jump up and down...

Preciousbane Wed 11-Jun-14 23:28:49

I put on 4 stone when pg with DS and I had him two weeks early. I walked almost four miles round a reservoir a week before I had him and did a pg exercise class the day before. Move around while eating haribo, especially the fizzy cola bottles.

AmarantaBuendia Wed 11-Jun-14 23:33:38

It just is so uncomfortable, verging on painful, to move a lot. I thought I was better trying to rest up so I can walk about when labour actually starts?

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