Did anyone take an enema to bring on labour?

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  1. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    My best friend is due on the 16th of April, however, she's been told that her LO will probably come by then.

    Talking to her the other day she says she's going to have it this weekend and that she has her enema all ready to go. She told me that during her other pregnancies her doctor recommended her to take an enema and it did start labour for her.

    Has anyone actually done this? And did it work for you?
     
  2. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    I didn't do it but I saw on TLC (on the show "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant") that a woman inserted a suppository to help with what she was told was a bowel obstruction and ended up having her baby in the washroom at home!!
     
  3. sglascoe

    sglascoe Mum of 4, Soon 5

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    oh my, that does'nt sound to good!!!

    Dont think i would do it...

    Everybody to their own i suppose...
     
  4. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    I wouldn't do it either. However, as she says, here they give an enema when you are in the early stages of labour anyhow. LOL

    We'll see if it works this weekend for her.
     
  5. sglascoe

    sglascoe Mum of 4, Soon 5

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    i wish her well anyhow...xx
     
  6. sglascoe

    sglascoe Mum of 4, Soon 5

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    how is chase doing, not been on here for a while...
     
  7. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    they give you an enema in the early stages of labour there?!?!

    I guess the idea is just to get things moving...like they say that's why currys work. It's the 'emptying' that kick starts labour apparently. I wouldn't be getting one tho!
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I wasn't given an enema :shrug: and my OB never mentioned it
     

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