+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    405
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked
    143
    Reviews
    0

    Default Did you have to encourage your labour??

    Just wondering if you had to 'encourage' your labour to continue??

    Did you have to do anything as in walking, bouncing on fit ball etc etc??

    Pretty sure I'm in pre labour and I really really don't feel like walking or doing anything strenuous as I have sore hips/back/ everything really...

    Just wondering if labour will progress if I don't... I know it will obviously end at some stage, but am I shooting myself in the foot by not doing extra??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    263
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    39
    Reviews
    0

    Default Did you have to encourage your labour??

    I ended up being overdue... And I tried EVERYTHING to getting started.... Nothing worked for me and I went in for an induction at nearly 42 weeks... The induction even took 3 days before there was any action :s

  3. #3
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Did you have to encourage your labour??

    Doing something won't change anything during prelabor I've found it just causes more pain and heartache when it all fizzles out for me I just tend to try to ignore it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,728
    Thanks
    663
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Yes, with DS2. Woke up with mild contractions, they were irregular but painful, when I was active they would come every 2-3 minutes but when I sat back down and relaxed they became irregular again and less intense(8-10mins apart), I knew from DS1 how much walking helped so I went for a walk, 20mins of walking and my waters started leaking, contractions sped up, came home showered and went to hospital and he was born 20minutes later.

    Walking is also what brought on labour with DS1, though I wasn't already in active labour, the contractions started while I was walking. I always try to stay as mobile and active as possible during labour as your meant to progress much quicker.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Jumping - when, and how to encourage?
    By sajimum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24-05-2012, 21:36
  2. Beginning TT and How to encourage
    By erinn in forum Constipation, Toilet Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-02-2012, 09:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, IVF Specialist
Dr Terry Sheahan - Brisbane Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, IVF Specialist
Dr Terry Sheahan is a highly respected Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist on Brisbane's Northside. To book an appointment or for information about his Affordable Low-Gaps Obstetrics please call his rooms on (07) 3353 3100
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!