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Old 01-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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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.
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Re: DTD to get things going

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.
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Re: DTD to get things going

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!
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Baby’s brain and lungs are far more developed after 39 weeks...no rush, mama! http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnanc...st39weeks.html
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And FWIW, prostaglandins are more effective when taken orally. Hahaha!
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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.
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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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