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Tips to get labour started

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shoppingtrolley Fri 05-Oct-12 14:35:26

Hello - I am nearly 40 weeks and very excited about going into labour! Do you have any good tips, that worked for you, for how to get it started? Thanks!

cooper44 Fri 05-Oct-12 16:12:49

reflexology! am going to try and do a session tomorrow - am 40 + 6.
last time I used it (and of course there is no way to know if it was the reflexology that did it) my labour had slowed to virtual standstill when I had a session. There are specific points they can use that relate to your uterus (i think - am clearly not an expert!) and my god when they touch it you definitely know about it. Within a few hours my labour was full on and I was fully dilated. So I am a big believer. You need someone who understands maternity reflexology though and has experience although my doula also had a crack at it and it certainly had a similar effect. good luck.

Notgrownupinmyhead Fri 05-Oct-12 18:50:43

Keep as active as you can.

I had a sweep on A Friday and a baby on Sunday! I got bouncing on the ball so gravity could do its magic and ran around after the boys and housework.

Good luck!!

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