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Old 08-13-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone!!

Ok I have a friend this is her 2nd baby and her first was induced and this time she wants to go without the induction So she is 2.5 cm dl and she is 75% efaced.

What can she do to help get this labor going? Any suggestions? I told her to walk up stairs but I am not sure any help is good!!

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Old 08-13-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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Any method of trying to make yourself go into labor won't work unless she is SUPER ready...but here are some proven things:

Nipple stimulation...like a pump, or just hand manipulation..
Sex(sperm helps to soften the cervix)
Also pressure points like, your inner calf(sp?) and in the soft points in between your thumb and pointer finger...Both should feel like rubbing a bruise when done right.

Castor oil does help, but isn't the safest route..
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Any method of trying to make yourself go into labor won't work unless she is SUPER ready...but here are some proven things:

Nipple stimulation...like a pump, or just hand manipulation..
Sex(sperm helps to soften the cervix)
Also pressure points like, your inner calf(sp?) and in the soft points in between your thumb and pointer finger...Both should feel like rubbing a bruise when done right.

Castor oil does help, but isn't the safest route..
Also, Evening Primrose Oil capsules - 1000 mg by mouth and another 1000 mg inserted in the vagina as close to the cervix as possible once a day in the evening.

Eating fresh pineapple
As much Red Raspberry Leaf tea as she can handle drinking
Walking, sitting and bouncing on a birth ball...
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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I'll also add, it is best if the sex results in mom climaxing because that stimulates contractions. 2 of our 4 labors have started shortly after sex. The man's sperm has prostaglandins in it so it works like the prostaglandin cream they use to induce women.
Walking helps (walked with all of them)
The inner calf being rubbed helps (#3 came after sex and this pressure point massage 45 min of knowing I was in labor)
Nipple stimulation (did this during #2 labor when things slowed down to help it get going again)
Make sure baby is in good position, if she is posterior get down on all 4s and do some pelvic rocking often they will turn and if they don't stay do it again (this was also #2 labor) Posterior babes often won't get labor going so get them in good position.

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Any method of trying to make yourself go into labor won't work unless she is SUPER ready...but here are some proven things:

Nipple stimulation...like a pump, or just hand manipulation..
Sex(sperm helps to soften the cervix)
Also pressure points like, your inner calf(sp?) and in the soft points in between your thumb and pointer finger...Both should feel like rubbing a bruise when done right.

Castor oil does help, but isn't the safest route..
My midwife said "what got the baby in there will get the baby out!" Orgasm honey!!! sperm helps to lubricate too.
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Hi,
Thank you all for great ideas keep em comming nothing is working yet!!!
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:28 PM   #9
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I think everyone has already hit the major points. Cant think of anything to add that hasnt been said already!

All I know is that nothing will truly help or work unless her baby is genuinely ready. Tell her to hang in there, and not to induce until shes at least a week overdue if she can help it!
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #10
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I don't think anything really works other than a baby that's ready to come out! I personally was 2-3cm dialated and 90% effaced the last two weeks of my pregnancy and I tried everything!
I had my mw strip my membranes twice and while it dislodged my mucas plug still nothing.
I ate pineapple breakfast lunch and dinner...nothing.
Sex....I got soooo sick of it bc we tried it so many times to help!
Nipple stimulation...nada
Walking, bouncing, climbing stairs, really really slow jogging...still nothing
Massage.nope didn't work either.
The day I went into labor I did nothing but sleep on the couch!
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