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Starting Natural labor Mommytobetoababyboy:) 1 child; Georgia 26 posts
5th Nov '12

I am 39 weeks and 5 days. I have 3 days till my due date....I have not had any type pf contractions or anything....I am kinda worried since I have only been 1 CM for 3 weeks....I asked my doctor if I could be indiced on my die date but she said it depends on if I am up to 2 CM or higher...How do I get natural labor started? I have been walking a bunch, having sex like evryone tells me too and I even tried the castroil it did nothing. Can someone help me on how to start labor naturally please:)?

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
5th Nov '12

Walking and sex. Everything else is just old wives tales... Good luck :)

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63826 posts
5th Nov '12

You drank motor oil? Yuck! You can't jump start natural labor. Natural implies that it happened on it's own. You're getting close. Hang in there.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
5th Nov '12

Walking and sex.

Erica Yutzy 1 child; Red Lake, Ontario 344 posts
5th Nov '12

I read that being on your hands and knees will move baby to an anterior position. In that position his/her head will be pushing against a part of you (I forget) that will start dilating from the pressure. Everywhere I read it says, "get on your hands and knees and scrub your kitchen floors!"



Good luck dear!

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19626 posts
5th Nov '12

dont try drinking castor oil, please.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" You drank motor oil? Yuck! You can't jump start natural labor. Natural implies that it happened on it's own. You're getting close. Hang in there."


Lol

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Erica Yutzy:" I read that being on your hands and knees will move baby to an anterior position. In that position his/her ... [snip!] ... from the pressure. Everywhere I read it says, "get on your hands and knees and scrub your kitchen floors!" Good luck dear!"


Haha, your cervix.

Erica Yutzy 1 child; Red Lake, Ontario 344 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Haha, your cervix."</blockquote>




LOL. Well, my bad. I hardly remember anything properly anymore! :p

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Erica Yutzy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Haha, your cervix."</blockquote> LOL. Well, my bad. I hardly remember anything properly anymore! :p"


No problem. Your wording just made me chuckle. :wink:

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" You drank motor oil? Yuck! You can't jump start natural labor. Natural implies that it happened on it's own. You're getting close. Hang in there."


Hehe.
But this. You don't have much longer, OP. And you don't want to be induced. If will most likely make labor more painful, and there is a whole slew of complications that could arise.
You can go from a 1 to full-blown labor in hours.
And you probably don't want to try drinking castor oil again. It could cause your baby to pass meconium, and believe me, that is very scary. And not something you want to happen because of a choice you made.

marsupialjoe TTC since Jun 2003; 3 kids; Fort St John, British Columbia 454 posts
5th Nov '12

Move around lots (walking, exercise, etc)
Not long now. Hope it happens naturally soon because being induced is hell.
Enjoy your last few days of peace and quiet, keep your mind busy, last minute prep :)

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
5th Nov '12

Do yourself a favor, and don't get an induction just because you're tired of being pregnant. You could go up to 2 more weeks before an induction is neccessary.



Be patient, OP. Baby will come when he/she is ready, and nothing is going to make it happen sooner. Walking, sex, etc. might help but not unless your body is ready for labor.

Ember Neugent 51 kids; Muskogee, Oklahoma 65 posts
5th Nov '12

You can try prime rose oil it worked for me and you can get it at just about any store that has a pharmacy. Good luck and congrats

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Ember Neugent:" You can try prime rose oil it worked for me and you can get it at just about any store that has a pharmacy. Good luck and congrats"


That doesn't induce labor. It only softens the cervix over a matter of weeks.