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Anything else I can do?????

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giantpurplepeopleeater Tue 23-Nov-10 12:08:10

Right - am 39+5 and am so fed up! Am probably reading too much into the old wifes' tales but thought I would try to help baby on its way.

So i've tried:
- eating spicy food
- bouncing on the birthing ball
- walking (although I don't get too far due to pains!)
- pineapple
- jumping on DP when he gets home wink

So far... nothing.

Anyone got any other ideas?

wilkos Tue 23-Nov-10 12:15:03

foot massage and evening primrose oil. was holding ds 12 hours after two capsules!

think the foot massage had a similiar effect to reflexology

he was 4 days early as a result

lukewarmcupoftea Tue 23-Nov-10 12:52:47

Acupuncture (from someone who specialises in this particular area!) - less likely to work if you've not had a course over a few weeks, but I think it definitely helped tilt me over the edge.

Ultimately things will only tip you over if you're getting there anyway. Chill out, its only a few more days regardless.

(says she who went to 42 weeks and can remember the pain....)

PollyPoo Tue 23-Nov-10 13:31:10

How about Clary Sage essential oil? I think that is supposed to help bring on labour. DD was 2 weeks late and it was the only thing I didn't try. Got myself a bottle of it ready and waiting (I'm 35+5). Good luck!

giantpurplepeopleeater Tue 23-Nov-10 13:50:44

Right - am starting a shopping list. smile Its going to give me something to do and keep me busy. AM not stressing though so don't worry!

Thanks guys and keep them coming.

Unbuffy Tue 23-Nov-10 13:53:08

giantpurplePE are you me?!??! Snap on all counts (dates too), have tried it all plus nipple tweaking into the bargain. I will watch with interest and will be trying out suggestions!

<waddles off to attempt to reach feet to massage>

AbiAbi Tue 23-Nov-10 14:17:51

Make really nice plans for the weekend, guaranteed to have LO here by Thursday smile

giantpurplepeopleeater Tue 23-Nov-10 17:55:55

Abi - fab idea!!!! DP has the weekend off too so would be great. Am off to google fantastic things to do...... and perhaps book some tickets for something I don't mind missing.

it's bound to happen then! smile

squiggleywiggler Tue 23-Nov-10 17:59:39

It'll only work if you book tickets for something you DO mind missing smile

AbiAbi Tue 23-Nov-10 19:17:09

My tickets for last Saturdays showing of Harry Potter can testify to that - booked them Tues morning as a surprise for DD and DH, DS2 arrived at 5.21am on Wednesday smile

Good luck, it wont be long now!

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