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Pineapple? Sex? Curry? Hikes?

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cookingfat Sun 02-Jan-11 10:39:56

Do any of these actually work? Plan to encourage baby to naturally move out once I get to 37/38 weeks, but don't want to do anything dangerous/harmful. Also don't want to waste time munching on vindaloo to no avail. Should I just be patient, or can you recommend any nice ways to serve the eviction notice?

juliec26 Sun 02-Jan-11 10:50:54

am 38 weeks tomorrow - Pineapple and Rasberry leaf tea just prepare the uterus so will not actually bring on labour but I will be taking both.. as for sex worked for me with my last dd.. curry just gave me terrible indigestion and will not be doing indulging in that - Will be bouncing on exercise ball to encourage baby to come out and a few walks if I have the energy!

Good luck

smoggii Sun 02-Jan-11 10:55:01

My Midwife said hot curry is used to make you 'go' more and that anything that does that would have the same effect possibly with less side effects grin

I love pineapple but have been told you would have to eat 5-10 fresh ones per day to have the desired effect.

Sex great but tricky (and slightly hilarious!!) at this size but after i was really worried i might have damaged/squashed baby.

But don't listen to me as i'm 40+12

onimolap Sun 02-Jan-11 11:06:36

Not sure that anything will work. But you could try a curry, lots of nipple stimulation and a shag. At least you'll have had a good evening.

StrawberrySam Sun 02-Jan-11 11:10:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

discobeaver Sun 02-Jan-11 14:37:12

You could always try dancing like this woman!

I couldn't dance like that even when I wasn't pregnant, oh well. d

Coppernoddle Sun 02-Jan-11 14:52:59

Just be careful with the extreme movements, you don't want to detach placenta! Sex worked for me with both of my children as the sperm has a chemical in it to get things moving labour wise! Curry irritates the bowl which I definitely wouldn't want to have the trots during labour, labours hard enough and your body empties itself naturally so adding to it is not comfy or pleasant! Baby will come when it's ready and there's not much you can really do to start that! But trust me, get all the rest you can as when it does come out, you'll need the energy!

jasmine51 Sun 02-Jan-11 14:56:12

Oh my gosh - if I look that trim and have that much energy on my due date.....

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 02-Jan-11 14:57:38

Why would you want to try to get the baby out at 37/38 weeks anyway?

Genuinely interested.

NineLadiesDancingThroughLife Sun 02-Jan-11 15:02:08

The day before my due date me and DH went for a looooong walk - it was the end of May and about 25 degrees, so I figured I'd steam the baby out. We also did the curry and sex thing (not at the same time) that night. As we were walking to the restaurant I was having BH, which had turned into proper contractions on my due date.

However, it took another 3 days for DD to get her arse in gear and come out grin

VickstaS Sun 02-Jan-11 15:40:03

Nothing worked for me. Induced at 40+12. I had heard it was 17 fresh whole pineapples for that to potentially work and I wasn't prepared to even try!

TiredofTinsel Sun 02-Jan-11 15:42:30

I ate a whole pineapple at 7:30pm and at 1:00am my waters went pop! It may have been a coincidence but I was four days early!

cookingfat Sun 02-Jan-11 16:49:15

I don't want to get it out early, want it to come when ready. But want to prepare body as much as poss for labour (e.g raspberry leaf tea) and ideally avoid lateness and induction.

NewYearNewPants Sun 02-Jan-11 16:51:13

No guarantees, I'm afariad, but my number one top would be to keep active.

have sex.
Scrub the kitchen floor if you can.
Walk up and down stairs.
Do a bit of preggo yoga
Go for a gentle swim
use a birthing ball
Sit upright or slightly forward eaning. Don't lean back into your chair.

A late pregnancy massage or some reflexology or acupuncture sometimes works, too.

NewYearNewPants Sun 02-Jan-11 16:51:27

sorry about typos

Margie32 Sun 02-Jan-11 17:54:00

Today's my due date and in the last week I've eaten loads of pineapple, forced my DH into having sex and walked for at least an hour every day. And so far I haven't had a sniff of a contraction.

My favourite curry restaurant opens on Friday after the holidays and I'll be their first customer if I haven't had this baby by then!

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 02-Jan-11 19:23:09

Ha, right.

Well I think resting up and being totally relaxed is the best way - apparently if you are not relaxed you won't go into labour.

For the record, a walk worked for DS1 and DS2, I had a curry and 2 hours on the birth ball bouncing like a loon the day DS3 started and a walk the evening before DDs due date brought her on the following morning, on the right day!

tlise Wed 05-Jan-11 11:50:53

I ate curries so hot needed to eat an ice pole for every alternative mouthful.....nothing. I walked miles through fields and climbed over styles...nothing....I went for a ride in a mini with so suspension over bumpy roads and speed bumps....still nothing (in fact did all above with one baby and he was nearly 3 weeks late until they forced him out). Sex multiple times.....again nothing. Midwife did a joy.

Moral of story....if its ready it will come, if not no matter what you put yourself through it aint going to shift lol.

Bumperlicious Wed 05-Jan-11 11:54:11

Don't go down the curry route. The end result is bad enough when you go into labour, and made worse with a curry.

An evening primrose oil capsule up the fanjo worked for me!

cockle84 Wed 05-Jan-11 12:32:42

I've heard reflexology is a possibilty. Worked both times for my friends babies. My sister in law swears by raspberry tea - apparently health shops wont sell it to pregnant women because it may bring on labour - how true that is I don't know.

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