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?
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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 sweep....no 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.
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.