make myself go into labor Taylor Clements Macon, Georgia 1 posts
7th Dec '12

My doctor said to try to make myself go into labor. I am already 4 cen. dilated I have tried to walk (alot), take hot baths, eat spicy foods, and tried having sex one time. But so far nothing. She said that if I don't go by tuesday, then she gonna induce me but really not happy with induction any suggestions no how to make contractions come?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
7th Dec '12

Why is she going to induce you? You can't make yourself go into labor. If your body isn't ready and baby isn't ready, then you're wasting your time. Just put your feet up and read a book or take a bubble bath. Relax.

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
7th Dec '12

Refuse the induction. Baby will come when he/she is ready!
*labor dust!*

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
7th Dec '12

You can try nipple stimulation but if baby isnt ready it won't work

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5560 posts
7th Dec '12

Have lots of sex and walk around. But your baby will stay put if they aren't ready yet. Unless it is medically necessary I would refuse the induction.

☼ M Due November 25; Clearwater, 528 posts
7th Dec '12

Walk, walk, walk, walk.
Won't induce, but it will make labor easier and push baby down. Goodluck!

Bri + One ♥ Due October 19; 1 child; Florida 4316 posts
7th Dec '12

Are you the one who posted earlier about being induced for a medical reason? I can't exactly remember what it was. But if so, I'd suggest you talk to your doctor about sweeping your membranes. It may or may not work. BUT it could give you a chance at going into labor on your own. Other things to try would be sex, walking & squats (very hard with a big belly though). Good luck!

ETA: Nevermind I don't think it was you. My bad, lol.