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Nipple stimulation, not dilated, help? Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13

I'm 38+1, I went to my OB this morning & I'm not dilated or thinned out at all. I started using nipple stimulation yesterday on & off & had some really good contractions going. I was wondering if you can use it to help dialte your cervix? Or if I keep it up will it send me into labor? I can't be induced & if I don't go into labor I'll be having a csection on the 16th. I really want to avoid a csection. I've tried everything to help so far. Birthing ball, walking, sex, etc for a couple of weeks now & it hasn't done anything. I'm desperate, the only thing I've gotten any results out of was nipple stimulation & that was just contractions.



My mom didn't start dilating with me or my brothers before she was in labor, if that has anything to do with how I'll be.



Anyway, I'm rambling because I so badly want to try for a VBAC, even just the CHANCE. So the bottom line is, can nipple stimulation help induce labor even if I'm not dilated? I know baby won't come if he isn't ready, blah blah blah. But I'm desperate here.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
7th Jan '13

There's this brand new technique that is all the rage......it's called waiting.

Kriste loves her babies! Due July 22; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18379 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting MamaCass+3:" There's this brand new technique that is all the rage......it's called waiting."


she needs to go into labor or she'll end up with a Csection....


Anyways I dont know that much about nipple stimulation. I used primrose pills and took castor oil (my dr. said it was fine)

whack a mole crazy Due January 23; Nebraska 2651 posts
7th Jan '13

Well even if you were dilated or thinned it doesnt really matter. They come when they want. Im thinned and dilated some, have frequent contractions and cramps and my son is content.

Kriste loves her babies! Due July 22; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18379 posts
7th Jan '13

Oh wanted to add one day I wasnt dilated or anything and then two days later I had my natural vbac. Stay positive! :)

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Kriste loves her babies!:" she needs to go into labor or she'll end up with a Csection.... Anyways I dont know that much about nipple stimulation. I used primrose pills and took castor oil (my dr. said it was fine) "


I didn't see the part about the VBAC.



Anyway, nothing is going to work if her baby and her body aren't ready. I definitely wouldn't recommend castor oil (or rather, she shouldn't try it without talking to HER doc first).

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
7th Jan '13

Can you have a sweep?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63811 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting MamaCass+3:" I didn't see the part about the VBAC. Anyway, nothing is going to work if her baby and her body aren't ... [snip!] ... aren't ready. I definitely wouldn't recommend castor oil (or rather, she shouldn't try it without talking to HER doc first). "


:!:



This!!! Nothing will work unless her body and her baby are ready.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting hobbit*:</b>" Can you have a sweep?"</blockquote>




This! My second sweep worked. Mind you I was already 4cms.. I hope you get your VBAC!!

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting MamaCass+3:" There's this brand new technique that is all the rage......it's called waiting."


No need to be a b***h. Yes, I am well aware of that. Are you in my situation? Do you know what I'm going through? No. If I was in a different situation I would be waiting. Jesus Christ.

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13

They can't strip my membranes until I'm dilated at least to a 2 or 3 otherwise it won't do anything. Just like with anything I suppose. I won't do the castor oil thing because it can cause the baby to have his first BM & swallow meconium & I'm really not up for risking that. :/

Kriste loves her babies! Due July 22; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18379 posts
7th Jan '13

There a def. ways to help labor start. *KEELY I would keep trying the things you are doing and then when you see your dr. next ask about castor oil if it interests you. I plan on using it again for this baby.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63811 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" They can't strip my membranes until I'm dilated at least to a 2 or 3 otherwise it won't do anything. ... [snip!] ... thing because it can cause the baby to have his first BM & swallow meconium & I'm really not up for risking that. :/"


Why are they going to section you so soon?

Keely Rae Due January 26; 16 kids; Ashland, Kentucky 70 posts
7th Jan '13

I've also read that castor oil can cause really strong contractions & I don't know if that would be good on my scar. Just too many cons for me to even consider it really.

Kriste loves her babies! Due July 22; 2 kids; Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18379 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Keely Rae:" They can't strip my membranes until I'm dilated at least to a 2 or 3 otherwise it won't do anything. ... [snip!] ... thing because it can cause the baby to have his first BM & swallow meconium & I'm really not up for risking that. :/"


dkn my dr. said it was safe but people will b***h at you on here cause they are ignorant. Vbac is intense and if you dont want to end up with a Csection you do what helps. I went through it so I get where your comming from.