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Natural ways to bring in labour

(12 Posts)
Amylovesbisto Sun 27-Dec-15 16:57:51

Hi everyone,
I've tried all the things, and nothing has worked, all apart from nipped stimulation. Every time I do if u get period like pains, but then as soon as I stop, it goes away again! I'm taking it as a good sign that I'm getting any pain at all, maybe this means I'm close to having him? Can anyone shed any light in the situation?

A very fed up mummy 😱

Christmascheerful Sun 27-Dec-15 17:01:20

Watching with interest... I'm 37w and would like baby to arrive anytime..

To be honest I don't think anything will work unless your body is ready... The only thing that MAY assist is Sex due to the prostaglandin in semen...

Gunpowder Sun 27-Dec-15 17:12:29

Things that have worked for me both times (baby has arrived within 24 hours, although this could be coincidental!) are:

Taking evening primrose oil
Doing loads of cleaning on hands and knees
Bouncing on my birthing ball all day
Telling the baby that everything is ready and they can come whenever they are ready.

Weirdly feel like the last one is the most effective.

Gunpowder Sun 27-Dec-15 17:14:21

I suppose I mean that I feel I could have gone into labour before I did both times, but didn't feel emotionally ready, so my body stopped itself, if that's at all possible. confused

frangipani13 Sun 27-Dec-15 17:19:06

I tried all of them bar pineapple, nothing worked. I think it's a coincidence when people try one of these methods and go in to labour- the baby will come when they, and your body, is ready...

sandylion Sun 27-Dec-15 17:32:35

Fuck all works love. My babies were both full two weeks late and I tried it all! Just try and rest as much as you can! X

Runningupthathill82 Sun 27-Dec-15 17:48:55

Apparently the only thing that's proven to work, evidence-wise, is nipple twiddling. Though the research indicates you've got to do it for at least three hours at a time, over several days, for it to have an effect.

I went into labour after eating a v spicy curry and going for a long walk, though I think this was purely coincidental - given that it was my due date.

BabyBNumberThree Sun 27-Dec-15 18:28:22

Today is my due date I've had braxton hicks for weeks and today I've bounced for hours on my birthing ball. Had 2 sweeps in the last week. And nothing. My first 2 were 2 weeks over. And I'm booked to be induced next Sunday I really hope I don't get that far.

justkeeponsmiling Sun 27-Dec-15 18:38:21

I had the same midwife with all three of my children. First two were so late I had to be induced. My midwife knew that I really really wanted a homebirth with my last one. My due daye arrived, no sign of DD. So in the end, knowing I felt a bit hmm about "that sort of thing" she went ahead and recommended someone in the area who did aromatherapy for pregnancy. I was desparate, so I went. What can I say, DS was the only one who I managed to have naturally.
I'm still sceptical, but if I got pregnant again I would 100% do it again. Good luck!

SheerWill Sun 27-Dec-15 21:21:08

I used my medina breast pump on my nipples for a couple of hours and the following day I went into labour 39+4 days. Ds was lying back to back and I was in agony. Hence my desire to get labour going.

unimaginativename13 Sun 27-Dec-15 21:27:50

They will come when they are ready.
Trust me.

Coming from a lady who spent 5 days being induced for a baby who clearly wasn't going anywhere.

Dixiechick17 Sun 27-Dec-15 22:05:46

I went into labour the day after I stopped trying to bring on labour, and relaxed with my feet up all day instead.

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