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Helping to progress labor 1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
21st Oct '12

I think I might be in labor and I called my OB. He told me to wait until the pain was closer together before coming in. So I was wondering if this is labor what can I do to help progress it?

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
21st Oct '12

You had the post about contractions last night right? Too lazy to look.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
21st Oct '12

Jump on an exercise ball (I did this the 2 days before I had my daughter), Have sex, walk.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11953 posts
21st Oct '12

walk... it's the best thing you can do. The pressure of the baby's head on your cervix helps bring baby down and dilate you.




that said... make sure you're drinking fluids and eat something since they wont' let you when you get there. And.. take a shower.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
21st Oct '12

The only thing that worked for me was walking, but I have heard sex helps too.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Kylees Mama:" You had the post about contractions last night right? Too lazy to look."


I posted about having pains last night and this morning and not knowing what they were but the ladies here informed me it sounded like labor. :oops:

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting I can see you:" walk... it's the best thing you can do. The pressure of the baby's head on your cervix helps bring baby ... [snip!] ... said... make sure you're drinking fluids and eat something since they wont' let you when you get there. And.. take a shower."


I am eating now and got a big glass of sunny D. I plan on showering when I am done. I will have to try walking.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" The only thing that worked for me was walking, but I have heard sex helps too."


I am in to much pain for sex plus Dh is being a prude lately anyway. He doesn't want to give it up.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
21st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" I posted about having pains last night and this morning and not knowing what they were but the ladies here informed me it sounded like labor. :oops:"</blockquote>




That's right. I still think you ever if my though counts. :) get on an exercise ball and bounce! Lol do some squats too.



If you really wanna speed things up you could take a swig of castor oil :wink:



Totally kidding! :)

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" I am in to much pain for sex plus Dh is being a prude lately anyway. He doesn't want to give it up."


Ha ha thats exactly how I am too. Well I think walking helped me, because my contractions would always come closer and harder when I walked.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Kylees Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" I posted about having pains last night ... [snip!] ... squats too. If you really wanna speed things up you could take a swig of castor oil :wink: Totally kidding! :)"


Yeah I already have the shits thanks lol.

Best of both worlds ;-) 18 kids; California 422 posts
21st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" I am in to much pain for sex plus Dh is being a prude lately anyway. He doesn't want to give it up."</blockquote>




Lmao my man is not trying to give it up either said hes scared hes going to break my water....My contractions are 8-10 mins apart and been having contractions for a week now.....Good luck mama

~*Mommy of 5*~ 6 kids; Ohio 3174 posts
22nd Oct '12

Im overdue and NOTHING has worked for me. Im constantly on my feet cleaning... Doing laundry.. or taking care of the kids.
Last night i had contractions waking me up all night but they were far apart and i fell back asleep after each one. This morning i had a little mucus when i went pee.... But nothing major. Havent had a contraction in about an hour. :(
Just wishing baby and body would hurry up!