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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 16:32 PM   11
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The thing about all the home remedies for starting labor is they'll only work IF your body is ready for them to work. I've heard so many methods though.

-rubbing clary sage essential oil on the back of your ankles
-nipple massage
-drinking raspberry leaf tea
-taking evening primrose oil capsules
-walking/squatting/sitting on a birthing ball
-eating pineapple
-sex

And I'll tell you right now that none of them have worked for me. I went into spontaneous labor with DS and had him at 37+1 without doing anything different. I had DD at 37+3 again not doing anything out of the ordinary to start labor. With LO, I drank 1 QUART of raspberry leaf tea every day from 32 weeks on and thought it was horribly ironic that I went longer with her than I had before. She was born at 38+1.

This time, I'm just going to go with the flow and we'll see when bubs decides to arrive. I may drink my RLT but it's because I actually like the flavor of it (I brew it as lightly sweetened sun tea), not because it helps with my labor or starts contractions.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 19:45 PM   12
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Hi I have a suggestion!!

When I was pregnant with #3 I was overdue and midwife told me to roll breast nipples, stimulate them to release oxytocin in your body.
You stimulate them until you feel a contraction, then stop until contraction stops, then go again and repeat until you have some good contractions
It might work and it might not but it started my labor only 10 minutes after I did this. 2 hours later i was 4 cm dilated

It's worth a try Good luck lady
I've done this twice now this week and both times it's started pretty good contractions quite quickly but first time they petered out pretty quickly but tonight they've kept coming albeit quite weak but we will see how it goes! Also DTD so hoping that will also help!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 01:55 AM   13
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Okay I got permission from my Dr to try my best to get this gremlins out. She,said sex and castor oil if I dared (which I don't lol) well hubs and I haven't had,sex in months. He's terrified he's too to hurt the,baby or the baby will feel him. Any positions suggestions that would be easiest on hubs? After sex do I lay on my back like when trying to get pregnant?
Any other advice on pushing this along? I'm 39 weeks as of Thursday
I tried sex, pineapple juice, spicy food, bumpy car rides you name it, nothing worked - except walking everywhere in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy. With DS2 we didn't have a car and in the 48 hours before he arrived, hubby and I walked everywhere because we didn't have much of a choice. I was in labour by 38+1 and all the midwife could put it down to was all that walking!

If you have had a sweep done then a couple of gel caps of Evening Primrose Oil up by the cervix is supposed to kick-start labour. Raspberry leaf tea is also suppose to be good. Nipple and clitoral stimulation has been said to work. So glad you didn't try castor oil as that can be dangerous!!



 
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Hi I have a suggestion!!

When I was pregnant with #3 I was overdue and midwife told me to roll breast nipples, stimulate them to release oxytocin in your body.
You stimulate them until you feel a contraction, then stop until contraction stops, then go again and repeat until you have some good contractions
It might work and it might not but it started my labor only 10 minutes after I did this. 2 hours later i was 4 cm dilated

It's worth a try Good luck lady
I've done this twice now this week and both times it's started pretty good contractions quite quickly but first time they petered out pretty quickly but tonight they've kept coming albeit quite weak but we will see how it goes! Also DTD so hoping that will also help!
All fizzled out again, guess my body must not be ready to have this baby yet!



 
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