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Get cervix ready???

(10 Posts)
MumToBe2015R Thu 16-Jul-15 09:01:23

What things are best to eat/do to get cervix ready? I'm 37+5

dementedpixie Thu 16-Jul-15 09:20:05

I'm sure it just sorts itself out tbh

pinkie87 Thu 16-Jul-15 09:37:10

Evening primrose oil apparently helps.

LibrariesGaveUsPower Thu 16-Jul-15 10:05:35

It does itself. You can't 'get it ready' I'm afraid.

SaulGood Thu 16-Jul-15 10:09:16

Are you taking it out somewhere? Squirt of perfume and a slick of lip balm?

winkgrin

Seriously, your cervix will take care of itself. You don't need to 'get it ready' for anything. When your baby is ready to be born (some time in the next 5 weeks), your cervix will thin out and dilate. You don't need to do anything to make this happen, your body will do it on its own.

putters32 Thu 16-Jul-15 10:23:43

I started taking rasberry leaf tea in capsules from about 37 weeks as it is meant to help the muscles in your uterus get ready to contract (hence you shouldn't take it too early on!)

www.babycentre.co.uk/x545986/can-raspberry-leaf-tea-help-to-ease-labour

S2b16 Thu 16-Jul-15 13:07:53

Im trying all the old wives tales. Raspberry tea capsules, pineapple, hot curry, sex, bouncing on the birthing ball.....can try them all but no evidence to suggest anything works....

SaulGood Thu 16-Jul-15 14:11:38

S2, raspberry leaf as mentioned by putters is a uterine tonic and meant to make the second stage of labour more efficient. There is some little evidence that it might help.

I assume the others you're doing in an effort to induce labour? You're right, they don't work at all. Nothing does, apart from the baby being ready to be born. They can't hurt if you want to do them but they will make no difference whatsoever to the onset of labour.

Shasha123 Thu 16-Jul-15 16:18:41

I am using epi-no.

LibrariesGaveUsPower Thu 16-Jul-15 17:20:31

The epi no is a totally different bit of the body to the cervix! That's meant to be about the perineum isn't it confused

You can't train a cervix because it only opens for labour.

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