Particularly if you were late with your previous babies?
Was two weeks overdue with DD, who is still bfing (several times a day if she can). I cannot take another five weeks of this level of discomfort, please let me not go late again I will attempt a home Caesarean first.
It didn't for me, I was just as overdue with DD2 as I was with DD1. I think I must have an elephant somewhere in my family tree. Sorry you are having a rough time, fingers crossed you don't go 2 weeks overdue again!
oh dita! I feel your pain! I'm pg with dc2. Ds, who is still bf, was only about five days over, but three and a half of those days were latent labour.
From what i've read in adventures, bf can produce oxytocin, which can theoretically speed up or help establish labour. But for it to work the oxytocin receptors on the uterus have to be active and this doesn't happen till labour is immenent anyway....so i'm not sure it makes any real difference
Sorry, that's not what you want to hear. I too was banking on the supposed statistical pattern of second labours being earlier/faster.