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Zoey92 Thu 18-Jun-20 10:05:41

I feel you OP! 39+4 here had a sweep last Thursday...nothing even though everything was favourable.
Due date is sunday i think shes holding on till then

Ginmonkey84 Thu 18-Jun-20 10:00:06

Sex and nipple stimulation/express colostrum. Keep it in syringes for when baby arrives x

crazybutkind Wed 17-Jun-20 22:36:53

3dsys, labour 4 hours start to finish

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Pippinsqueak Wed 17-Jun-20 20:35:19

I did the deed three times, went on a route March and had a Maccy ds to get baby out

NameChange30 Wed 17-Jun-20 20:30:02

How early?

crazybutkind Wed 17-Jun-20 20:28:55

Second baby. First baby was early and really quick labour

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NameChange30 Wed 17-Jun-20 18:48:26

First baby? IIRC, the average gestation for the first baby is 40+5.

At 39 weeks my advice would be to try to be patient and keep yourself busy / distracted - not easy during lockdown I know!

None of the methods for bringing on labour will work if baby isn't actually ready to come out.

However, if you get past your due date and you're starting to feel desperate, sex definitely helps (there's evidence for it) and you could also try acupuncture (if it's possible to see one atm). Sometimes an osteopath can help to get baby in the right position, but they can't speed things along.

FWIW I got to 41 weeks and wanted to avoid induction so I tried acupuncture (at 41+2) and sex (at 41+3), no idea if the acupuncture helped prepare but the sex did the trick and DS was born less than 12 hours later (at 41+4).

I doubt very much it would have worked at 39 weeks though.

BeautyAndTheBump1 Wed 17-Jun-20 18:39:20

Nothing works! I tried everything, and all it did was make me more frustrated and impatient!
I did however have a sweep on the day I went into labour, so whether that helped or was a co oncidence who knows.

My first sweep I walked for about 3 hours after and bounced on my ball all evening, had cramping but nothing happened.

My 2nd sweep I went at 40+5 and they told me I was still only 1cm dilated. I went home, sobbed for a good 2 hours after and then napped all afternoon on the sofa. I did none of the 'keeping active' that they recommend. Went into labour that night grin

MilkRunningOutAgain Wed 17-Jun-20 08:50:33

DD was 2 weeks early and was born the day after I’d gone with DS and a friend and her kids to an activity farm and did mad things like crawling through plastic tubes and climbing trees and going on a bouncy castle. My friend had 3 kids and quite understood why I did all these things. It may have been coincidence of course.

Gunpowder Wed 17-Jun-20 08:49:24

Scrub the skirting boards (ours are only done if I am over 40 weeks pregnant), express some colostrum, book something you really want to do (last one is tricky at the moment I know).

Caspianberg Wed 17-Jun-20 08:46:39

No idea, but I felt like that a few weeks ago. The last week I made sure I walked every day some up hill, did some gardening, cleaned house, bounced on ball. No idea if anything helped but baby was born on due date

Hodge85 Wed 17-Jun-20 08:40:32

I went for a sweep yesterday, cervix is open one end and shut the other. Midwife suggested I keep bouncing on the ball, long walks and being on my hands and knees cleaning the kitchen floor haha. It's all about getting baby as low as possible and opening your pelvis as much as you can. I'm booked in for an induction on Sunday so going to be as active as I can between not and then x

Marlena1 Wed 17-Jun-20 08:38:24

Fair play to you. I remember the midwife saying "how ya get them in is how you get them out" and the thoughts of it at the time!!!

wannabemummy123 Wed 17-Jun-20 08:25:52

I'm at the same place right now. Just want baby out!!

mrsed1987 Wed 17-Jun-20 08:02:58

Im sorry to say i dont think anything works, baby will come when ready im afraid.

crazybutkind Wed 17-Jun-20 08:01:22

I'm 39 weeks and have hit a wall I want baby out NOW!

Iv bounced on a ball, eating pineapple, hot curry for the last 3 nights, sex is on the cards later any other tips/suggestions?

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