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how can i help jumpstart labor? Steff_Bishop Due December 25; Evansville, Indiana 2 posts
6th Dec '12

I am currently 37 weeks, but my baby boy is literally getting too big. I cant get comfortable, I can't sleep, and he is running out of room. The doctor said he has dropped and can come any day now, so is there anything I can do to help along labor?

Faye's Mama 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 4559 posts
6th Dec '12

Nothing you can do.
Let baby come when baby is ready.
You're in this for the long haul :D

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
6th Dec '12

You can wait.

Elliot Grace (18 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18148 posts
6th Dec '12

Nope, baby will come when it's ready. Everyone feels uncomfortable during pregnancy, that's what we signed up for.

Bri + One ♥ Due October 19; 1 child; Florida 4316 posts
6th Dec '12

Sex & walking. Not saying it will help you go into labor, but it could help you progress some. Baby will come when he is ready. It really doesn't matter what you do.

Amber Mosher 1 child; Rochelle, Illinois 1860 posts
6th Dec '12

Let baby come when he is ready. I was huge myself and I remember how uncomfortable I was. Unfortunately, you just have to wait.

*Tegan's Mommy* 1 child; Lowell, Massachusetts 1264 posts
6th Dec '12

um, wait? He will come when he is ready. Everything you described is what every other woman goes through towards the end of pregnancy. But I can say is walk, and go up and down stairs and just drink lots of water.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
6th Dec '12

Why do you think he is too big?
There is nothing you can do that bring on labor.
If you're worried about sleep now, just wait until after baby actually gets here.

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
6th Dec '12

You have three weeks to go. I understand being uncomfortable but letting your little one "bake" for as long as possible is best. When it comes to this you should just understand that the pain is worth it so your baby gets his/her much needed time in there.
I went to 42 weeks, and was completely miserable. I started bouncing on an exercise ball, walking up and down staircases, I started jogging, and then completely gave up and laid in bed for a week, lol.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
6th Dec '12
r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
6th Dec '12
Steff_Bishop Due December 25; Evansville, Indiana 2 posts
6th Dec '12

The doctor said if he gets any bigger I would have to have a c-section, I want to have a vaginal birth. And I realize every woman goes through this I'm not trying to complain I just do not want to have a c-section. Thanks for the friendly replies.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
6th Dec '12

I would wsit for at least 40 weeks before starting anything unless you have a condition like pre e or ruptured membranes. Otherwise nipple stimulation, bouncing on a ball, sex, castor oil.37 is a little early as they still ave some developmental changes to go through.

runningmom_rn 2 kids; Ontario 248 posts
6th Dec '12

my mother when she was pregnant 35 years ago with my brother measured 52 and she is only 5'1 I think of her every time I feel uncomfortable just measuring 3-4 weeks over :) my brother was almost 10lbs and 24inches long... again my mom is 5'1... she deserves and award! A natural birth even.

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Rabbit