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    Default Labour prep from 36 weeks

    So I'm 35 weeks and getting antsy about the birth. I want to DO something - no not self induce or anything, just prepare. So from 36 weeks, I gather you can do all sorts of things, that might or might not help lol
    - perineal massage
    - EPO orally and internally? How much at either end?
    - drink raspberry leaf tea - again how much?
    - I heard from someone to eat more cinnamon - is that just some old wives thing?
    - sit on a fitball

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    I felt the same at your stage!!

    I used an epi no rather than perineal massage, did relaxation and breathing exercises (hypnobirthing), practiced squatting, had acupuncture and drank raspberry leaf tea.

    Also check out the spinning babies website, it has some tips on optimal foetal positioning....most is more relevant in labour but helps to start early.

    And finally I read lots of positive birth stories and steered clear of anything not so positive.

    Good luck and enjoy these final weeks.

    Sent from my LT15i

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    Sex and orgasms, great for prepping your body!

    Raspberry leaf tea.

    Read lots of positive birth stories.

    Belly cast.

    Chiro for adjustments so your pelvis is aligned (will also help any SPD pain).




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    Not really labour prep but try to rest as much as you can and sleep lots! Enjoy your last few weeks of pregnancy

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    Oh re raspberry leaf tea I got mine from wildflower botanicals, it's called third trimester tea

    Re epo semen does a better job...um in both ends..Tam I Am posted about this somewhere on the hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzz View Post
    I felt the same at your stage!!

    Also check out the spinning babies website, it has some tips on optimal foetal positioning....most is more relevant in labour but helps to start early.

    And finally I read lots of positive birth stories and steered clear of anything not so positive.

    Good luck and enjoy these final weeks.

    Sent from my LT15i
    Thanks for reminding me of the spinning babies, havent been there for a while!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Sex and orgasms, great for prepping your body!

    Belly cast.

    Chiro for adjustments so your pelvis is aligned (will also help any SPD pain).

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    Sigh, sex is a no go unfortunately. DH just doesnt feel comfortable with the belly and all I get lots of cuddles and massage though, and to be honest really dont feel like it myself...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Leto View Post
    Not really labour prep but try to rest as much as you can and sleep lots! Enjoy your last few weeks of pregnancy
    Thats proving tricky - I cant sleep! When I do, DD kicks me or its too hot, or the wind flaps around the house. Sigh again.

    Will stock up on supplies to, have a huge shopping list so I can do some precooking - dont trust MIL to cook enough for a breastfeeding mother


 

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