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dannimom 01-13-2013 02:58 PM

DTD to get things going
I'm not due for another 4 weeks, but I hope to go early. Anyone DTD to get things going? How well does that work?

You Tell 'Em 01-13-2013 09:20 PM

I tried with baby #1 to get things going but in the end it didn't do a thing (labor wise). Since then, through baby #2 to now (baby #3), I look at the helping things along side of DTD more of helping ripen my cervix. :mrgreen:

lolson3 01-14-2013 11:19 AM

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It might be helping get my body ready for labor, but it doesn't put me into labor. I know my body does react to it this late in my pregnancy because it makes me super sore and have a crampy stomach for 6-12 hours afterwards.

Steph Ed 01-14-2013 12:25 PM

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weesej 01-14-2013 04:45 PM

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I second the above posts. DTD will help you get ripe and ready and might send someone who if full-term and on the verge of labor over the edge, but it won't put you into labor at this point though!

My_Tree_Grows 01-20-2013 12:41 AM

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Baby’s brain and lungs are far more developed after 39 rush, mama! ;)

My_Tree_Grows 01-20-2013 12:42 AM

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And FWIW, prostaglandins are more effective when taken orally. Hahaha!

crunchycrossfitmamaof2++ 01-21-2013 09:09 AM

I am 36w tomorrow, was hoping to keep LO baking longer but midwives said if she comes after tomorrow then they won't stop her. been on bed rest because my body's been trying to go into labor on its own..i don't want to even THINK of dtd haha

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PinkInk 01-27-2013 03:08 PM

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It only works if you are READY to go...

Here's something I shared on my site:

Sex – Like I said I’m sure you’ve heard this, everyone loves to suggest it, but sex totally does work. Lots of reasons… because of the prostaglandins, and orgasms cause uterine contractions (gentle, nothing that will start labor but like a little uterus workout) and your body releases oxytocin, which is also released during labor. If you choose a hospital induction you will likely be giving Pitocin, which is a synthetic oxytocin (only instead of gentle contractions it’ll make your uterus contract painfully hard and can distress baby). Knowing this, I never let our sex life go during pregnancy, esp the last month. Uhhh am I gonna share this? Yeah… of course I am… we even had sex during labor (my water hadn’t broken) and it totally kicked things into high gear, I started transitioning a little over an hour later!

I explain prostaglandins earlier in the post, but they soften the cervix... it's what makes Cervadil work, though.. that's pig semen.

jessicanashville 01-27-2013 03:32 PM

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Worked with my last son :) Super bowl Sunday we DTD and I was in full blown labor Monday :) I was a month early but had already been on meds to stop labor since 32 weeks. They had taken me off of them a week earlier (35 weeks) and I had gotten everything done and was ready to go :) Baby was born 6lbs 6 oz and besides being covered in vernix you couldn't tell he was early at all :)

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