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Old 05-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #21
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I did pump at 38 weeks with my last pregnancy for 2 weeks and I actually developed a great supply of colostrum, but no contractions from the nipple stimulation.

I have never heard of the jumpstart your labor cookies, what is in them that is supposed to make them work?



My babies were 10.4, 9.13, and 10.3 at those gestations I mentioned before. Plenty cooked!
yeah, i'd say that you don't have to worry about and "undercooked" baby, lol!

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I tried Blue Cohosh and Cottonwood Bark with my last pregnancy. My water broke and I didn't have any contractions for days. The herbs did nothing for me.
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OP.. how's it going?

Have you started your "Please come out" routine? LOL

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #24
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OP.. how's it going?

Have you started your "Please come out" routine? LOL

God bless!
Still here, still waiting. I get a few BH contractions here and there, ranging from 3-6 a day. I was nesting like crazy last night organizing weird stuff, like our game cabinet, lol. And standing all the kid's books up on their shelves instead of messily stacked and thrown on the floor. DH was raising his eyebrows. But today I have been lazy and whiny, lol. No signs of labor at all.

I am super annoyed with people telling me their birth stories who see me. Strangers even! Walmart check out people...the lady who I park by in the parking lot...its like seeing a pregnant woman almost due automatically warrants them permission to give way too much TMI, I don't want to hear it! Slight vent there...I am just tired of being pregnant. Taking care of a newborn seems easy compared to waddling around feeling handicapped sometimes. I feel like everything I touch breaks, I am so clumsy!

Yeah...that's enough complaining, I need to go to bed.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:09 PM   #25
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Re: Use of blue cohosh to help labor get started?

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How did your delivery go after a cervadil induction?
Well, I found out after the fact (like months later when I was looking at my chart) that they gave me Misoprostol, or Cytotec, along with the cervadil. That wasn't something I wanted, but that's another story.

But anyway, they gave me those drugs at about 4 p.m. and contractions had started by 5. The plan was to keep the Cervadil in for 12 hours, but by about 1 a.m. my contractions were so bad they took it out. They were one on top of another, no break, with terrible back labor. The contractions stayed strong after they took it out, but I got small breaks in between. My water broke soon after. DD was born at 2:45 p.m. the following day.

I'm really glad those drugs worked, because I didn't want Pitocin, which would've been their next step.
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Nesting is a good sign momma! I'm sure labor is just around the corner!
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Still here, still waiting. I get a few BH contractions here and there, ranging from 3-6 a day. I was nesting like crazy last night organizing weird stuff, like our game cabinet, lol. And standing all the kid's books up on their shelves instead of messily stacked and thrown on the floor. DH was raising his eyebrows. But today I have been lazy and whiny, lol. No signs of labor at all.

I am super annoyed with people telling me their birth stories who see me. Strangers even! Walmart check out people...the lady who I park by in the parking lot...its like seeing a pregnant woman almost due automatically warrants them permission to give way too much TMI, I don't want to hear it! Slight vent there...I am just tired of being pregnant. Taking care of a newborn seems easy compared to waddling around feeling handicapped sometimes. I feel like everything I touch breaks, I am so clumsy!

Yeah...that's enough complaining, I need to go to bed.
Awe.

http://mothering.com/all-things-moth...-of-in-between

This might bring you a little comfort.

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