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    Default What did you do to help get into labour?

    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 .

    I'm doing

    walks ++
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    Evening primrose oil and raspberry leaf tea
    fit ball
    acupuncture
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    more walking !
    laxatives
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    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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    Do you have a breast pump? You could try pumping a couple of times a day.

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    Yep been doing it every night since 37 weeks. Might try it a few times a day.

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    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

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    Thanks. I'm hoping tomorrows stretch and sweep might tip me over.

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    Also Im not sure where I heard this but Lavender could also start labour?

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    Tweaking your nipples is meant to help.

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    Try fresh pineapple, worked for me!

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    How much fresh pineapple??

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    Probably two or three over a five day period, had DD at 38+1, nine hour natural labour.


 

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