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Hit me with your 'old wives tales'

(47 Posts)
Lizi192 Thu 26-Oct-17 21:09:08

Hi all. Tomorrow is D-Day and not a twinge 😕. Baby is still bouncing on top of my pelvis, I'm desperate to go into labour soon. I'm willing to try anything at this moment in time.

Here are some off limits:
Hot curries- I'm intolerant
Sex- partner is in the army
Nipple stimulation- my nips are ridiculously sore as it is..
Bounce on birth ball-i don't have one.

Hit me with what you've got ladies 😁

Santawontbelong Thu 26-Oct-17 21:10:16

Hoover the whole house. .

YouCantArgueWithStupid Thu 26-Oct-17 21:10:26

Resign yourself to another 2 weeks of pregnancy. Worked for me! Woke up in labour 4h later 😂

Lizi192 Thu 26-Oct-17 21:18:23

Santawontbelong- actually done that today and on my hands and knees washing the laminate flooring 😂

YouCantArgueWithStupid- I kind of have, i was 8 days overdue with my 1st, I had to be induced, convinced it's going to happen again 😕

Mugglenet Thu 26-Oct-17 21:22:27

Cod liver oil. Mix with orange juice. 😉

YouCantArgueWithStupid Thu 26-Oct-17 21:25:28

Book an appointment every other day for the next 2 weeks?

Brow appointment
Lash extensions

At least then if babe is mega late you’ll look fab in the delivery room wink

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer Thu 26-Oct-17 21:25:59

Don't do what I did and eat a full pineapple. It did jack all and my mouth was sore for days.

Lizi192 Thu 26-Oct-17 21:28:01

Ooh I could do with abit of pampering haha.

Orange juice gives me mega heart burn 😕 and I deffo won't be trying the pineapple then haha

OldWitch00 Thu 26-Oct-17 21:28:51

Cod liver, and or castor oil can be really dangerous so leave that old wives tale in the 1950’s.
As for sex...sperm helps but not necessary, try just the orgasm part.

YouCantArgueWithStupid Thu 26-Oct-17 21:36:21

Put brand new luxury bed linen on the bed? Waters are bound to go all over them!

Wear your new slippers?

Prep a lovely dinner?

Book a table at your fav restaurant?

Have you looked at the moon cycles and when you fell pregnant? Mine suggested I’d go into labour on the Wednesday and that day it all started.....then stopped 6h later 😂 I’m not woo at all but gave me a laugh

readysetcake Thu 26-Oct-17 21:38:46

Totally agree with resigning yourself to the wait. I was convinced I'd have a long wait and cried to my husband that baby wouldn't come with induction. And bam, my waters broke!
I also had been for a 5 mile country walk day before and been having clary sage oil baths. Good luck!

readysetcake Thu 26-Oct-17 21:39:31

baby wouldn't come *without induction

Lizi192 Thu 26-Oct-17 21:44:50

I think I need to unpack my new pjs and slippers then resign to a long wait 😂😂

YouCantArgueWithStupid Thu 26-Oct-17 21:49:22

Im 21 weeks so feel free to come back and tell me the same thing in March grin

Lizi192 Thu 26-Oct-17 21:53:45

Haha. Waiting is so much easier said than done really. Every day from now is going to drag

YouCantArgueWithStupid Thu 26-Oct-17 21:55:26

I remember it well!

Choccablock Thu 26-Oct-17 21:56:54

Accupuncture? It can induce labour!

ForeverHopeful21 Fri 27-Oct-17 08:57:57

You need to find someone willing to give you a foot massage - back of the ankle and inside of the foot and pressure points on the sole of foot. These are the areas avoided in pregnancy massage as it's thought to 'induce labour'.
I told my friend to do it when she was 2 days overdue and probably a coincidence but she had the baby that night x

yoyoyoyoyo Fri 27-Oct-17 16:56:46

Go on a train journey. One that stops a lot, not at a station platform but waiting on lights to change in the middle of nowhere. Preferably with terrible mobile reception.

That kicked me off into a very fast labour.

Make plans to do nice stuff. Agree about eyelash and brow tint and shape. Perhaps eyelash extensions. Haircut etc. Is win-win.

yoyoyoyoyo Fri 27-Oct-17 16:57:34

How is your walking? Could you go for a long walk (with a friend!)

Lizi192 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:56:50

I have been walking loads these last couple of weeks. And I can't cope with people touching my feet

YouCantArgueWithStupid Fri 27-Oct-17 21:23:58

So tell me what you’re having done to your hair? Brows? Nails? Etc and how excited you are about your appointments (baby might hear and start getting a wriggle on!)

And please do update when baby is born

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Sat 28-Oct-17 08:11:45

Ds came 5 weeks early and I am so convinced it was because of my commute. I recommend spending two and a half hours a day walking and going on trains and tubes and then at the end of the day climbing a massive hill! My neighbour who was doing the same commute (and lives on the same hill) also have birth five weeks early!

scrivette Sat 28-Oct-17 13:07:26

Book or plan something really nice, just for you in a couple of days time, baby is blind to arrive before hand.

Have an orgasm, worked with both of mine, DH refused so I just took myself off to bed early! blush

Can you eat chilli? I had loads of chilli olive oil on salad the day before DS2 arrived.

Falconhoof1 Sat 28-Oct-17 13:18:09

Raspberry leaf tea. I had some one day and was in labour the next. (Probably coincidence!)

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