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Peyton's mommy 2012 1 child; Pittston, Pennsylvania 25 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting stfubeeouch:" I used it with my son starting at 6 months to get him to drop and by 38 weeks I was in active labor without ... [snip!] ... they checked me i was 6 cm it went by quick. this time I didnt use the yoga ball so much and Im at 2 1/2 cm at 37 weeks sighhh"


I have been having contractions off and on since 36 weeks. At my last appt I was 2 cm. The last few days the contractions have been coming more frequently but still not close enough to go to the hospital.

stfubeeouch Due November 24 (girl); 1 child; Texas 640 posts
10th Nov '12

I feel your pain. mine aren't frequent enough to be active labor only early labor because they will be 3min then 1 min then go to 6 min then 8 min then just keep getting further apart. Ive been told to not have intercourse but my nurse told me starting this sunday to use evening prim rose vaginally. its suppose to act the same way as semen but Im not sure if ill try that yet. I feel like DD is playing tricks on me :/

Taryn Eddy 19 kids; New Martinsville, West Virginia 4 posts
10th Nov '12

i was told by a midwife that pumping your breast will start labor

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Sex and nipple stim can "help" but nothing is guarenteed to start labor unless your body is 100% ready for it"




right. but there is no way know unless you try.

with my last baby i was deff NOT contracting or anything until after we sex. it literally started my contractions just minutes after. i deliverd my baby about 12 hours after sex...was in active labor for maybe an hour.. my conctractions were really irregular..

with my first i was in fact, have irregular contractions i couldnt feel and they said id proabbly be back to L&D that night, and sure enough, 25 minutes of nipple stimulation made my water break all over.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Nothing short of a medical induction will start your labor"</blockquote>




Medical induction doesn't always work. And is more dangerous than most people think.



OP, I would recommend waiting. You can try and plan a labor, but you can't really PLAN a labor if you know what I mean. Babies don't work well with schedules. Maybe your body will hold out till your mom gets back? Do you have other support in case she can't be there?



Personally I had a great experience with castor oil. Who knows if my body was "ready.". No one can tell you if you are ready, not even a doctor. I simply FELT ready and my inner voice was speaking to me telling my to do it.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" right. but there is no way know unless you try. with my last baby i was deff NOT contracting ... [snip!] ... said id proabbly be back to L&D that night, and sure enough, 25 minutes of nipple stimulation made my water break all over."</blockquote>




Agree with the first sentence.. and really.. what is so harmful about TRYING. Worst case scenario, you waste a couple of useless hours of life. Plug in a breast pump and watch a movie, OP.