What are you doing to prepare for labour?

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  1. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what everyone is doing to prepare for labour. Are you just going to let things take their course? Or are you chugging litres of raspberry tea and bouncing on a birthing ball?

    I'm (Not all just now, but at some point):

    * Buying a hypnotherapy book that's been recommended on here (waiting for it to arrive!)

    * Attending antenatal classes

    * Using raspberry leaf

    * Doing perineal massage

    * Start pelvic floor/keegal exercises


    Interestingly, I found this article and wondered what others thought. Especially the bit about herbal medicine (obviously consult your MW or GP before taking anything!) https://www.ninemonths.com.au/preparation-for-labour/preparing-for-labour.html
     
  2. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Im taking red raspberry leaf tea. That is pretty much it.

    I've had too many health things go on to try anything else at this point.
     
  3. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of raspberry leaf tea and an addiction to my birthing ball!!
     
  4. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    I've got my first antenatal class in a few weeks, which I'm rather nervous about. When is it ok to start taking raspberry leaf tea?
     
  5. Moraine

    Moraine Mom to a cutie pie!

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    I've just been walking and sitting on the ball, but that is to get his head down, not to bring on labour. I had my 39 week appointment today and his head still isn't engaged.:cry:

    It hurts like hell to walk but I have to, which makes my whole pelvic/thigh/butt area so darned sore after. Oh well. I just hope it works.
     
  6. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    When the time comes i think thats what im going to be pretty much doing!!
     
  7. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    I am on the RL tablets and doing plenty of walking and regular :sex:
     
  8. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Honey, when my sister had both of her children, the head wasn't engaged at any of her appointments. She then went on to have a 7 hour birth, then a 4 hour birth. So don't panic - it's not all bad!!!:hug:
     
  9. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    I started mine at 36 weeks.
     
  10. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    I'm walking to try and get LO to engage and thats pretty much it... not wanting LO to come yet and i think that he's getting theses vibes :(
     
  11. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    My midwife recommended raspberry tea leaf today, and said to start taking it at 36 weeks.
     

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