Okay I know there is a few fair few of us niggling at the moment and was wondering what you used to help kick start your labour ?
I'm 38+1 and had a stretch and sweep yesterday and had a few hours of contraction last night. I have Gestational Diabetes so need to have baby by 39-40 weeks or face induction .
Evening primrose oil and raspberry leaf tea
more walking !
clary sage oil in baths
I can't afford to be patient because I won't be able to homebirth if the hospital decides to induce me.
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25-04-2013 13:18 #1
What did you do to help get into labour?
25-04-2013 13:22 #2
Do you have a breast pump? You could try pumping a couple of times a day.
25-04-2013 13:29 #3
Yep been doing it every night since 37 weeks. Might try it a few times a day.
25-04-2013 13:30 #4
Spicy food with laxatives?
Other than that I think you're doing everything! Good luck I hope bub comes before you need to be induced. FX for a great homebirth
25-04-2013 13:31 #5
Thanks. I'm hoping tomorrows stretch and sweep might tip me over.
25-04-2013 13:38 #6
Also Im not sure where I heard this but Lavender could also start labour?
25-04-2013 13:44 #7
Tweaking your nipples is meant to help.
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25-04-2013 13:53 #8
Try fresh pineapple, worked for me!
25-04-2013 13:54 #9
How much fresh pineapple??
25-04-2013 14:22 #10
Probably two or three over a five day period, had DD at 38+1, nine hour natural labour.
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