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Any ideas to bring on labour pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

(39 Posts)
Shelli08 Thu 30-Oct-08 16:20:16

Has anyone got a suggestion of bringing labour on please x

Ebb Thu 30-Oct-08 17:17:28

Pounce on your partner! grin Worked for me. wink

stayinbed Thu 30-Oct-08 17:19:16

how pg are you?
i am 37 weeks would love to start all the tactics now....

poppy34 Thu 30-Oct-08 17:20:08

nipple tweaking

lulumama Thu 30-Oct-08 17:22:27

sex and nipple sti

a sweep at 41 + weeks

ledodgy Thu 30-Oct-08 17:24:46

Nipple tweaking worked for me and my waters broke the night I had a chicken madras so maybe not an old wives tale after all!

tinkisbigandinneedofzzzzzzzzz Thu 30-Oct-08 17:53:54

*curry - hotter the better

good luck grin

mum2bean Thu 30-Oct-08 18:49:39

i have tried everything. i am actually in the early stages of labour, i have been since sunday! and i have tried castor oil, sex, stairs, hot curry's, raspberry tea.... the list is endless.
still waiting....

SpringySunshine Thu 30-Oct-08 19:38:48

I've read that you should stay off the castor oil - I think it can cause you to poo quite a lot in labour wink

mum2bean Thu 30-Oct-08 19:50:38

yep, stay away from castor oil. did not bring out the baby, but something else blush.......
not good.

SpringySunshine Thu 30-Oct-08 19:52:54

Congratulatons though, mum2bean - so close! I hope everything goes smoothly for you & baby... & soon!

expatinscotland Thu 30-Oct-08 19:55:16

having a sweep at 40+2, sunday here.

i am fucking FED UP of this.

they will also schedule my induction at the CLU for 40+12 for me at the sweep appointment.

can't wait!

mum2bean Thu 30-Oct-08 19:56:12

thanks grin i hope so too, the sooner the better, but i am now drinking yet more raspberry tea and some pineapple, so maybe this combination will work really well!

Honeymoonmummy Thu 30-Oct-08 20:05:10

Check out this old classic thread... it may not work but its rather amusing... everse=1

TexasChainKLAWmassacre Thu 30-Oct-08 20:05:16

I KNOW you're desperate to meet your baby but I'd recommend NOT doing anything to encourage labour. Baby will come when good and ready and any interfering with it can cause stop start labour that will leave you knackered, not good.

Risks of hot curries and castor oil is that it will give you the Sh1ts, and could possibly affect baby too, which then means they want to closely monitor, which then might lead to further intervention, yada yada yada.....

If you HAVE to do something then I'm with Lulumama, use natural hormones - nipple stimulation, sex, walking, relaxation.

Be aware that you do not have to be chemically induced. You can decline and opt for Expectant Management instead smile

flimflammum Thu 30-Oct-08 20:09:33

I would recommend acupuncture from someone experienced in this field. Worked for me I think, although you can never know if it would have started anyway. But also helped with the baby's position.

Also take a deep breath and allow your body to take over, not your mind.

Good luck!

poppy34 Thu 30-Oct-08 20:12:18

agree with flimflam -esp re the experienced bit (I went to someone who is not my normal practitioner and wasn't as good)

mum2bean Thu 30-Oct-08 20:13:51

i have learnt my lesson for castor oil, and wouldn't recommend it to an enemy, let alone as a way to induce a labour.
am going to walk up and down my stairs and see what that brings, and drink my tea, and that is all i will be swallowing! smile

CatIsSleepy Thu 30-Oct-08 20:14:13

go and stay at someone else's house for the night
you are bound to wake up at 5 in the morning with your waters breaking all over their bed
worked for me grin

expatinscotland Thu 30-Oct-08 20:14:18

can't afford accupuncture or reflexology.

going to have to go for more curry

mum2bean Thu 30-Oct-08 20:16:50

good idea catissleepy, but all of my "friends" have barred me from their houses as i tidy up all of their stuff!

hf128219 Thu 30-Oct-08 20:16:57

About 50 pineapples.

poppy34 Thu 30-Oct-08 20:17:10

nipple tweaking far better than acupuncture imho.. although did bring on contractions very fast

poppy34 Thu 30-Oct-08 20:17:53

mum2bean you're more than welcome round here wink

CatIsSleepy Thu 30-Oct-08 20:19:48

yes yes come here! tidying up? what's not to like?!

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