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Old 12-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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I don't think you should worry about it your labor will start and it will probably be quick. I have tried to encourage labor and it didn't do anything other than give me a few contractions to get my hopes up. There are lots of things you can do...but it's a slippery slope of thinking that you can control the process..when really it's better to trust that your body will do it. drinking rrl tea is a good idea, but it won't induce labor. It might make it shorter, though.
I agree with this. Baby will come when baby is ready, and that will also be when your body is ready and will work more effectively.

I have gone a couple days past 40 weeks my last 3 babies. I have never been so desperate that I would do caster oil. However there is word going around in my area of people rubbing it on the belly and using a heating pad(not sure how long) on top of that. Supposedly people have gotten good results, without the negative effects of drinking that stuff. My midwife uses nipple stimulation with a breast pump to get labor started pretty successfully. (Only does this when a patient has reached the 42 week time limit the state gives you to deliver outside of a hospital)

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #12
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Nothing, I don't think any of those things actually work. I went into labor naturally at 41 weeks and 39 weeks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #13
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Nothing, I don't think any of those things actually work. I went into labor naturally at 41 weeks and 39 weeks.
I agree, I tried it all and still went over, the baby comes when the baby comes.
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I have a very irritable uterus, but sex has worked 3/3 times for having a baby in less than 24 hours. Babies born at 38w 3d, 36w 3d, 37w
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I agree, I tried it all and still went over, the baby comes when the baby comes.
I'm at this point. Omg. It's horrible.
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I'm at this point. Omg. It's horrible.
All that said, I will still try it all if I go over again, lol. I've decided to call it a guess date instead of a due date, maybe it will help me with my anxiousness.
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All that said, I will still try it all if I go over again, lol. I've decided to call it a guess date instead of a due date, maybe it will help me with my anxiousness.
A due month would be more accurate.
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