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Natural Induction Methods. Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
28th May '13

This is not "one of those" posts. Please read the post before responding.



At what point in your pregnancy did you feel comfortable using natural induction methods? I'm fully prepared to go to 42 weeks before being medically induced if I have to, and I'm not going to do anything until I hit my due date. I'm mostly trying to decide how comfortable I feel with things like a membrane sweep or getting a prenatal massage and having her hit some pressure points after 40 weeks. One one hand I'd like to wait for her to come on her own, but on the other I'm worried if I wait til after 41 weeks I'll be pushing it too close to having to be medically induced.



Granted I could go into labor like, tomorrow and this post would be entirely pointless, but I'm just trying to be prepared in case I do go past my due date.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15767 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Household 6:" This is not "one of those" posts. Please read the post before responding. At what point in your pregnancy ... [snip!] ... like, tomorrow and this post would be entirely pointless, but I'm just trying to be prepared in case I do go past my due date."


I would think 38 weeks to start trying to hurry the process... membrane sweep, walking, sex, massage, etc.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
28th May '13

I did EPO starting at 34 weeks but it's not really a labor inducer...more like a labor prepper.



I didn't start natural induction methods until 39 weeks with my 2 oldest. My other 2 were induced at 39 weeks so naturally doing it was a bit of a moot point.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
28th May '13

I tried castor oil at 40 weeks 2 days, didnt work. My MW suggested I try it. But I personally wouldnt be comfortable with any induction (medical or not) if everything is healthy, now that I am more educated. There have been women who went over by 3 or 4 weeks and baby was still perfectly healthy... so to answer your question, never, unless one of us were in danger.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
28th May '13

Oh. I also did black cohosh but not enough to stimulate labor. I used black cohosh to prime my uterus for labor. It's probably why I never pushed (aside from needing to get the shoulders out) with my 4th.

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
28th May '13

I'm doing EPO vaginally and taking Red Raspberry Leaf daily, but that's about the extent of it. I had a membrane sweep last pregnancy at about 38 1/2 weeks, and I think it worked, but I also think it's partially to blame for my insanely long labor so I'm hesitant to try it again. My massage therapist is also a doula so I don't think she'd do anything before 40 weeks at the earliest.

**Cali's Mommie**[EBF] 2 kids; San Jacinto, California 661 posts
28th May '13

im triying everything naturally walking,sex,pressure points ect!! so far nothings working for me :?

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
28th May '13

I did EPO at 37 weeks on. RRLT I started in my second trimester. I got weekly chiro adjustments from 36 weeks on. Acupuncture at 39 and 40. I was having a VBAC and went 16 days over with my first so it was important in avoiding a section. At 42 weeks I would not be able to be legally under care of my mw anymore. I would have tried more natural induction methods around 41 weeks had I gone further.

Little Bug's Momma 18 kids; North Carolina 5559 posts
28th May '13

nipple stimulation with a pump
black cohash
eggplant parm was one my midwife says a lot of women swear by
scrub your floors on hands and knees
squats
try to use a rebozo to move baby down ( can do this in labor too)
fresh pineapple
lots of sex
spicy foods



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*VuHnEsSaH* 1 child; Colorado 8049 posts
29th May '13

I drank RRLT my entire pregnancy & started EPO at 37 weeks. At 40+2 I had a membrane sweep, prenatal massage & chiropractor adjustment & he was born about 12 hours after the sweep. My body was SO ready.

k&maddox 17 kids; Tennessee 1629 posts
2nd Jun '13

Have you popped out that sweet girl yet?!!

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting k&maddox:" Have you popped out that sweet girl yet?!!"


Girl hell no. She's not going anywhere :? Luckily I'm not too uncomfortable so I'm just going to suck it up until she decides to come.

k&maddox 17 kids; Tennessee 1629 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Household 6:" Girl hell no. She's not going anywhere :? Luckily I'm not too uncomfortable so I'm just going to suck it up until she decides to come."


Does Clementine have any idea of what's going on?

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting k&maddox:" Does Clementine have any idea of what's going on? "


She knows my huge belly is a baby, but I think that's about the extent of it. Sometimes I think she'll do really well and others I'm not so sure :(

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
4th Jun '13

they did my membranes when i was 5 days over due. and ended up going into labor 5 hours later and having the baby 7 hours after that. i suggest that.