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39 weeks - any tips to bring on labour

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angelface18 Mon 11-Aug-08 21:48:25

I'm 39 weeks today and getting period like cramps and icky mucus but she still doesnt seem like she wants to move!
Any natural ways to try and get her moving? I've tried birthing ball, pineapple and lots of walking, all to no avail sad

user1488971576 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:54:36

Okay thank you sad

fusspot66 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:17:35

Take 2 paracetamol and practice your breathing

user1488971576 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:11:19

These contractions are killing me!!!!!! I hurt so bad even if I lay down it doesn't stopsad anyone had a child before and know how to help settle contractions a bit?

miniatureegg Wed 08-Mar-17 18:12:14

Angel face, come back and tell us what did it for you!

PPs, this baby is 7 now grin!

user1488971576 Wed 08-Mar-17 18:06:55

So I just sat down to eat a madras curry and my waters have broken!!!!! I had a raspberry leaf cup of tea before a went for a half hour walk to pick up a madras curry started to eat it and they just went as I sat in bed! Definitely tea bags walking and curry helps girls shock

hiimmumma Wed 08-Mar-17 15:58:12

I went into labour 39+4
Had 2 sweeps that week
Drank a LOT of raspberry leaf tea
Walked 5 miles a day that week
Went to the most inconvenient place to go into labour everyday too
In the end it all started when I was at home eating a curry.

So not sure what / if any of that worked or if it would have happened when it did anyway but it all kept me busy that's for sure.

user1488971576 Wed 08-Mar-17 15:45:24

I've tried raspberry leaf tea, pineapple, sex, walking, going to try a hot curry tonight! I'm 39 weeks and the things I've been doing has only got me to 2cm which is disappointing.... And now the bf doesn't want to have sex with me because my plug is started to come away he said its gross... But ordered my exercise ball and still using the tea bags and warm baths just Braxton hicks is all I'm having contraction wise.. Needs to hurry up 😞

Onthepigsback Tue 27-Oct-15 00:11:58

My best suggestion is to wait. I can 100% guarantee that the baby will come if you do that;) All the other malarkey is just stressful because none of it works.....until it works. But you'll have spent days wasting your time by then.

I like a late baby. They are stronger and more ready. In my small personal study too they have much better digestive systems so are more settled. Sometimes babies are better in than out!

Kimcosgrove Mon 26-Oct-15 14:33:27

I'm 39+3 weeks with 4th baby and tried everything to bring on labour but still very much pregnant, iv had hot curry, gutted my house cleaned floors on all fours had lots of pineapple, caster oil primrose oil capsules sex walked miles hot baths and still no baby iv had mucus snotty stuff last night with small period.type cramping this morning but nothing Magor angry really don't no what else I can do other than wait I'm booked in for a sweap Friday but was hoping she would cone sooner as it's the start of half term so would be nice for my kids to meet baby an bond b4 they go back to school next Monday but looking dim atm any suggestions??

JaquelineHyde Tue 09-Apr-13 18:44:41

38+5 here and after getting over a very painful uti I think tonight may be the night that we give sex a go.

FYI Raspberry leaf tea/capsules do not help bring labour on, they help prepare the cervix to work more efficently once labour has started which can for some make the earlier stages of labour shorter.

jumpinghoops Tue 09-Apr-13 18:34:57

Sorry- not so good at making labour start but very effective at giving strong, effective contractions I think. I remember cursing myself for taking so many during my last labour!

jumpinghoops Tue 09-Apr-13 18:33:04

Teapig, the raspberry leaf are not s

Teapig Tue 09-Apr-13 13:03:48

I have no advice but marking my spot as I'll be watching this thread with interest. I'm 38+6 and baby isn't yet engaged.

I've been taking raspberry leaf capsules for the last couple of weeks to no avail. Looks like a curry and a bit of how's your father could be on the agenda!

chelsiemitchell1 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:46:40

im 39 weeks pregnant, first child, i have been getting contractions from saturday night, had the mucus plunge thing, and also been sick last night, need help on how to bring on my labour, have been taken raspberry leaft tablets the last week, and also eating pineapple, & on my birthing ball. is there anything else i can try that us think will work ??

redredwine84 Mon 18-Feb-13 10:42:06

walk as far and as fast as you can manage, really pound the pavement, when you get home exhausted run a nice hot (hotter than "recommended") bath and have a nice soak. Then head to bed and dtd... This next bit is a little TMI but works so no doubt people will try it... After ejaculation perform your own cervical sweep : )... worked both times! : )

Flisspaps Sun 17-Feb-13 10:00:49

jade I would hope everyone else on this thread has given birth now...it was started in 2008!

jadeblampied Sun 17-Feb-13 09:59:40

Must admit the sex worked first time with 1st pregnancy contractions started within 15 mins i was 37+6.
I small currently pregnant with no2 39+3 and tried everything nothing seems to be working. Guess i just got to wait longer.

Muggle1978 Mon 11-Oct-10 18:03:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cyn1 Mon 11-Oct-10 16:17:42

I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and have triedmost of the above. Had a curry and all it did was cause me heartburn and have been walking every other day. Sex is the last thing on my mind but will be the last resort!

I guess in the meantime, you can enjoy your sleep and "me" time until the bundle of joy eventually arrives. We will need it ladies!

Good luck!!

fedupmamma Thu 03-Sep-09 16:19:31

im 39 plus 3 and have tried raspberry leaf tea, sex hot curries and chillies which i nearly died from the hotness, maternity ball, walking lots and uphill, i think he must be comfy in there, but i think ill try pineapple next? fingers crossed grin

rolereversal Fri 26-Sep-08 19:30:37

get on your hands and knees and scrub the kitchen floor!!! grin

Worked for me wink

also try homeopathy, if you can find a reliable homeopath in your area.

good luck smile

jadeyp Fri 26-Sep-08 19:27:03

i am currently 36+4 and have experienced some wierd feelings today which i never did with my last 2 girls this one is a boy!!! I just wondered if anyone can tell me the difference in braxton hicks and contractions my belly was going solid 4 a few seconds then soft again along with quite bad period pain more so in my back, is this all normal or does it sound like my baby may come early?? also my breasts r very tender can anyone advise me as if i contact midwifes they have me sitting around hospitals 4 hours on end gill hmm

biglips Sun 07-Sep-08 10:20:22

how often did you all do it on the sex side before you went into labour??

as i believe ALOT of sex

WombFor1More Sun 07-Sep-08 09:36:06

Just a quick one to say I wouldn't reccommend castor oil at all as it can be very dangerous. True it makes you sick and gives you diarrhoea which can both make you dehydrated and it also has similar effects on the baby making it more liable to pass meconium before birth which in turn can lead to breathing problems. Not nice sad

My friend did this at 40wks and her otherwise healthy 9lb baby ended up in special care for 2wks due to meconium. Could have been a coincidence but not worth the risk imo.

Hope things move along soon for you ladies, good luck smile

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sat 06-Sep-08 23:31:42

39+2 here...just informed DH that we will be having some sex later! Been for long walk today in the driving rain and about to make a pot of RL tea. It's moving like crazy which is unusual so I'm hoping it's a sign....

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