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Kezza7779 Sat 09-Aug-08 13:44:54

im 39 weeks and am so ready to have my little one - have tried reflexology, sex / sperm, (even digesting the god awful stuff, walking etc.

have had hurrendous back pains for the last day or so, is it a good sign? also her movements have slowed right down - is that a sign?

Uranus Sat 09-Aug-08 13:45:37

acupuncture worked for me

lilymolly Sat 09-Aug-08 13:47:08

"digesting the god awful stuff" shock

WTF was that going to do??????

lilymolly Sat 09-Aug-08 13:49:26

I went 42 weeks so Totall sympathise.

Nothing worked for me, but I am told nipple tweaking works? hmm it releases oxytocin appt which causes contractions

Sperm btw consists of prostoglandins which are supposed to stimulate uterous hence why they recommend sex, but it need to be direct on cervix NOT in the bloodstream hmm someones being telling fibs wink

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Sat 09-Aug-08 13:49:45

I believe it was a man that came up with the idea that digesting the god awful stuff actually worked...... hmm

(Actually there is some scientific findings behind it I believe, still I would rather be very overdue than do it!!)

My mum started 3 out of 5 of us with cleaning the windows - never worked me though.

lilymolly Sat 09-Aug-08 13:50:46

Would be a man angry

[puking emoticon]

Kezza7779 Sat 09-Aug-08 13:54:09

LOL, alot of info on th net suggests that digesting tne nasty nasty stuff works a treat but trust me i wont be trying that again - i'd rather go 2 extra weeks!! LOL!

ive tried scrubbing the floors on my hands and knees ans cleaning like a mad woman....

acupuncture was my next step.....

becaroo Sat 09-Aug-08 14:00:22



Bath with Clary sage oil in?

Good luck

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Sat 09-Aug-08 14:01:06

There is all of the usual digging the garden, walking up and down the stairs sideways, long walks, pineapple (gazzilions of them mind!), nipple tweaking, more sex, birthing ball?

I bounced on the birthing ball till I counted to 3000 and got far too bored to do any more, within an hour of the 3000th bounce my waters broke, 2 hours later he was born!

Frizbe Sat 09-Aug-08 14:03:08

lots of staying active seems to have done the trick twice for me, keep walking about, cleaning etc. According to my mum a hilly walk got me out, but as its raining almost everywhere today, you might not want to do that one.

CarGirl Sat 09-Aug-08 14:03:34

don't know was induced at 42 weeks with mine, I tried the acupuncture etc etc they come when they're ready.

star6 Sat 09-Aug-08 14:33:12

ew yuck to the digesting sperm. gross. I'd rather keep it in an extra month!

tinkisagracefulshamu Sat 09-Aug-08 16:40:35

i tried a korma and bath worked for me good luck

twinmomma Thu 14-Aug-08 01:52:21

There are quite a few ways to start labour and I am currently trying them all so will be able to give feedback shortly: :O

1. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea or capsules

2. Clary Sage Oil - rubbed on the bump (once it has been diluted with acarrier oil) or in the bath ( 5-6 drops is more than enough)

3. Castor Oil - 50 - 60 ml placed in a gass of orange juice to dull the taste - this will cause loose stools and may make you vomit but is supposed to work with 48 hrs in 56% of cases

4. Intimacy with a partner what got it in is supposed to get it out. prostaglandins in semen are supposed to help, some say that you must orgasm for this to be effective and there is some evidence that swallowing semen is effective as the prostaglandins are more effective when ingested. I would keep the last part to your self - but if your desperate lol wink

5. Accupuncture or Accupressure are both supposed to bring on contractions - if you don't like needles accupressure is for you, this works by stimulating pressure points on the body to get contractions started.

6. Walking - the weight of the baby on the carvix is supposed to help

7. Stair Walking - same principle as walking but not for the faint hearted.

8. Evening Primose Oil - talking orally in a capsule and also breaking the capsule and inserting it into the vagina are supposed to be effective at getting the cervix to dialate and get things started.

9. Reflexology - same idea as accupuncture and accupressure - the stimulation of prssure points is thought to stimulate your bodies own energy to create contractions

10. Excessive activity or cleaning is thought to help and this is usually caused by the nesting instinct some women get.

11. Jasmine oil applied to the pulse pint 3 fingers from your wrist (diluted in a carrier oil) is supposed to help

12. Membrane sweep - to be performed by a medical professional where a finger is inserted into th vagina and through the cervix if it is ripe. The bag of waters is then gently stimulated and this is thought to cause labour to start - a vaginal examination can also cause this to happen

13. Raw Fresh Pineapple is supposed to work as well as it contains a chemical that is supposed to get things started but I think you would need to eat a lot and it gives me terrible heartburn

14. Nipple stimulation - I'm using a breast pump as you have to do this for at least 15 minutes and it hurts my hands - it's supposed to release oxytocin into your blood stream to start labour off.

Hope this helps as it is all the information that I have gained through a trawl of the internet myself - I am ready to have my baby - good luck to all of you.

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