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    Default Did natural induction work for you ?

    So I'm planning a home birth with my first baby in May this year.


    I'm slim, fit and healthy but unfortunately have gestational diabetes. It's well controlled on diet.

    I need to have baby before her due date so have an extensive natural induction plan to have her before 40 weeks. Otherwise I'll have to go into hospital to be induced.

    So I'm doing:

    *raspberry leaf tea + capsules
    *evening primrose oil orally (will start inserting PV once 36 weeks)
    * lots of walking
    * bouncing on fit ball
    * optimal fetal positioning
    * s3x - when i can be bothered
    * acupuncture from 37 weeks
    * stretch and sweeps form 37 weeks
    * clary sage in the oil burner/bath
    * Chinese herbs once I'm 37 weeks from the acupuncturist
    * breast pump from 37 weeks

    Did you try natural induction and did it work for you ? Bub's head is low she dropped around 32 weeks.

    Thanks
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    A friend of mine has her midwife getting her to express from 36 weeks to start all the hormones going, and apparently that helps and less women doing it go overdue?

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    oh yes thanks clementine I forgot that in my list. I'm going to start the breast pump at 37 weeks.

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    Using all of your above methods (except s&s) I had both my boys at 39+3, going into labour naturally. By no means early early. With an s&s I would of def gone earlier with DS2, but have no idea with DS1, I had no indication of going into labour I would go into labour with him til I had my bloody show at 39+2.

    What's your timeframe for heading to hosp to be induced?

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    Thanks for the reply nice to hear it can be done !

    I will be induced in hospital once i go over 40 weeks.

    My midwife said she may be able to negotiate with the Consultant Obstetrician to do an ARM (artificial rupture of membranes) at home at 39+6. And then if i don't go into labour go in for induction some time later.


 

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