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Old 11-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #31
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Re: natural methods to induce

For both my vbacs I did

-RRL tea
I would boil 3 qts of water and then remove from heat, toss in 4 bags of traditional medicinals pregnancy tea (found at kroger or pretty much any health store) and two bags of RRL tea (found at health store). Let it cool, then put into pitcher, kept in fridge and drank at least 1c/day in 1st tri, 2 in the second, three in the third. More if I was feeling like it.
-EPO starting at 35/36 ish weeks inserted vaginally 2 per night, increasing up to four as I got closer to due date
-Castor Oil
for DS2 I was unable to sleep in early/irregular labor, took a dose at 2am, had the runs maybe once or twice an hour for about three hours, started more regular labor at the three hour mark and he was a textbook vbac born at 7:45 pm.
For DS3 they were wanting to take him by csection if I failed another NST so I tried castor oil around 4am, had maybe one visit to the restroom, woke up at 8am with ctx 3 min apart, he was born at 7:08pm.
I would NOT take CO if I wasn't either in labor or threatened with a possible c if I didn't go into labor -- with no problems I wouldn't take it at all and wait to go into labor naturally bc it comes with some substantial risks. However, my body seems to respond very well to it!


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Old 05-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #32
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Re: natural methods to induce

I did lots of walking & moving & my babies both came 2 days late still. No water breaks either.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #33
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NOTHING worked with my first. He was just not going to come out if he had his way. With my second I walked a few laps around our small lake and climbed up three flights of stairs and bounced down. That I repeated three times. I had horrendously spicy food and black cohosh tea for every meal. Then I bounced on one of those big exercise balls for 15 mins at a time, totaling about an hour. Two doses of castor oil and as much sex as my husband could give me (maybe 7-8 times). All in one day. Went into labor at like 3 in the morning that night.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #34
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Re: natural methods to induce

I started Evening Primrose Oil at 34 weeks.

I made a batch of Jump Start Your Labor cookies and ate them all day the day before my due date.

I used my electric pump for nipple stimulation the night before my due date.

They worked for me.

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