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Anything I can do to help baby engage? Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13

'm 39+1 wks and at my app on monday my baby wasn't engaged yet, so is there anything I can do to help her to move down? Has anyone been in this situation? thank you!

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3922 posts
status 29th Mar '13

Pregnancy acupressure. There's videos on youtube. :)

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" Pregnancy acupressure. There's videos on youtube. :)"


I'll look now lol

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3922 posts
status 29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" I'll look now lol"</blockquote>




I can't remember which spot specifically help baby to engage but women swear by it. Also walking helps. Sex is really only good for trying to induce labor because of prostaglandins in semen...and oxytocin. It's gonna happen when baby is ready but these methods are safe (as long as you're not on bed or pelvic rest) so why not give it a try?

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" I'll look now lol"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... happen when baby is ready but these methods are safe (as long as you're not on bed or pelvic rest) so why not give it a try?"

I haven't had sex since I was six months along,I'm scared of hurting the baby and yes will give it a try and I'm also walking 2 times a day and I'm bouncing on my ball I just want her far down as possible for the sweep next week hun

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3922 posts
status 29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" I haven't had sex since I was six months along,I'm scared of hurting the baby and yes will give it a ... [snip!] ... and I'm also walking 2 times a day and I'm bouncing on my ball I just want her far down as possible for the sweep next week hun"</blockquote>




Babys surrounded by lots of fluid :) you won't hurt her. I do recommended lots of lube though specially since its been so long. I totally understand your reasoning. I have GD so they wanna induce me on my due date which I had to fight to push back to! So I've been trying anything I can. Starting to dilate and efface though! I'm also drinking a lot of red raspberry leaf tea (actual leaves need to be in it not the fruit) and that supposedly helps by toning the uterus making labor more efficient. Good luck with everything!

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" I haven't had sex since I was six months ... [snip!] ... be in it not the fruit) and that supposedly helps by toning the uterus making labor more efficient. Good luck with everything!"

Thank you :) and I'm not going to have sex until I've gave birth and stopped bleeding lol I know it's a long time to wait but it's worth it :) and good look with the induction!! I hope it all goes well for you! and does normal tea work?

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3922 posts
status 29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" Thank you :) and I'm not going to have sex until I've gave birth and stopped bleeding lol I know it's ... [snip!] ... to wait but it's worth it :) and good look with the induction!! I hope it all goes well for you! and does normal tea work? "</blockquote>




Thanks I hope to avoid induction though! And specifically red raspberry leaf tea. You can get it anywhere just read the ingredients to make sure it has the leaves in it. Its not the best tasting but its supposed to help. Its actually good for nonpregnant women to drink too to help woth periods. I got mine online though...bought it in bulk and got tea filters.

Karessa Myrdahl Due May 22; 18 kids; Idaho Falls, Idaho 7 posts
29th Mar '13

there is a pressure point some were in the foot that can trigger labor but I don't know exactly were at.

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" Thank you :) and I'm not going to have sex ... [snip!] ... good for nonpregnant women to drink too to help woth periods. I got mine online though...bought it in bulk and got tea filters."


aww but induction is a step closer to seeing you little one though :) and pineapple is suppose to help too? But I've had it and not helped so far that I know of

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Karessa Myrdahl:" there is a pressure point some were in the foot that can trigger labor but I don't know exactly were at."

lmao that's ridiculous aha and I'm not trying to induce labour I'm trying to help baby engage before next week

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3922 posts
status 29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" aww but induction is a step closer to seeing you little one though :) and pineapple is suppose to help too? But I've had it and not helped so far that I know of "</blockquote>




True haha and I heard you have to have like 3 whole pineapples for that to work! I may try pineapple juice though :)

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rachelbabyxx:</b>" aww but induction is a step closer to seeing ... [snip!] ... True haha and I heard you have to have like 3 whole pineapples for that to work! I may try pineapple juice though :)"

Yea but I had a whole fresh pineapple every day for 4 days and nothing lol just the plops aha and juice won't work it has to be fresh hum

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3922 posts
status 29th Mar '13
Quoting Rachelbabyxx:" Yea but I had a whole fresh pineapple every day for 4 days and nothing lol just the plops aha and juice won't work it has to be fresh hum"


I'd use fresh pineapple juice lol but I think you have to have 3 in one sitting so that's crazy! Either way good luck with everything!

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" I'd use fresh pineapple juice lol but I think you have to have 3 in one sitting so that's crazy! Either way good luck with everything!"


Lol hun I know I was just saying I have ate loads of fresh pineapple so going to let nature do it's job :) and thanks a lot hun!