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Old theories and methods

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OnNaturesCourse Mon 06-Nov-17 11:46:30

Old theories and methods to get labor going OR simply get your body ready?

fully aware that none of these should be attempted without consulting your midwife first / before you reach full term

Also I know "it'll happen when your body is ready" ...

I've heard :

Nipple stimulation (tried with pump)
Bouncing on birthing ball (seems to tighten my belly but stops after)
Sex (definitely brought on back contractions for a day)
Kerb walking
Drinking : crazy amounts of orginial lucazade, raspberry tea
Eating : spicy foods
Jumping Jacks
Squats
Side walking up and down stairs
Crawling around on all fours

What other weird and crazy things have you heard? Give us a laugh, some are ridiculous lol.

tootsieglitterballs Mon 06-Nov-17 13:41:39

I got told Diet Coke the other day, and some off road driving!

OnNaturesCourse Mon 06-Nov-17 15:11:54

Diet coke? That's a new one on me!

Worth a shot lol

Seeline Mon 06-Nov-17 15:19:20

Fresh pineapple - I am sure it worked for me. I was 40+12 and getting desperate!!

OnNaturesCourse Mon 06-Nov-17 15:20:59

Yes, I have heard of that but forgot!

Heard you have to consume quiet a lot though?

tootsieglitterballs Mon 06-Nov-17 16:07:34

I’ve heard the same about pineapple - lots and lots and you have to eat the whole thing, core and all! Don’t think I can stomach that much pineapple!

I just keep telling hubby he can help get out what he put in there... he’s not complaining!

bakingmad83 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:05:14

Not sure if it will actually bring on labour, but I've been eating 6 dates a day since 36 weeks - meant to mean you're more likely to go into labour naturally and aid dilation once in labour. It's an easy one, though probs not such a good idea if anyone has diabetes.
www.mamanatural.com/dates-during-pregnancy/ - mentions studies

OnNaturesCourse Mon 06-Nov-17 21:16:59

Evening Primrose Oil is another one I've heard!

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