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help....i want labour to begin ..any tips

(8 Posts)
rdk Mon 26-Oct-09 11:23:40

anyone have any tips i have had hot baths night after night ...curries ...sex ..clary sage i dont know what else to try

Lulumama Mon 26-Oct-09 11:27:08

how many weeks are you?

you can do things to encourage contractions and ripen the cervix but you can't actually make labour start if you are not ready!

you are doing the right things. but sometimes patience is required !

Lulumama Mon 26-Oct-09 11:27:32

not sure hot baths will do anyhting except make you hot

hairyclaireyfairy Mon 26-Oct-09 11:43:09

walking around and lots of it, worked for me !!

theGreatPumpkin Mon 26-Oct-09 14:36:59

I went into labour with my first after a morning of aqua-natal and an afternoon bouncing on the birthing ball while drinking raspberry leaf tea. If I can summon up the energy I will do the same this time too! Good luck!

rubyslippers Mon 26-Oct-09 14:42:47

a stretch and sweep kick started labour with DD

however, as lulu says if you aren't ready then nothing will do it ...

pipWereRabbit Mon 26-Oct-09 14:44:49

Walk, walk and walk again.

It might not help get you into labour, but it should help speed things up once labour starts.

Ledodgy Mon 26-Oct-09 14:45:43

Nipple tweaking honestly it's fab for bringing on contractions. Get tweaking!

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