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How to encourage contractions? JessandFin Due November 11; 1 child; London, United Kingdom 2244 posts
6th Mar '09

I've been having on/off contractions since yesterday and they are definately getting stronger and have been for the last few hours....but because they're still so sporadic I'm scared they're just going to go away! Look at my due date and you can imagine i'm keen for them to continue :D So my question is, what will help more; staying on my feet/staying active, or lying down and resting. Weirdly they seem stronger when I sit or lie down, but I've heard mixed things about how to encourage them. I also realise I don't have a great deal of control over them either way, but any advise would be greatly appreciated! :)

user banned TTC since Jan 2001; Japan 107255 posts
6th Mar '09
Quoting MumtobeJess (OVERDUE):
einahpetS +4 4 kids; Colorado 20822 posts
6th Mar '09
Quoting MumtobeJess (OVERDUE):
blessed with girls x5 Due December 25 (girl); 4 kids; Wisconsin 6327 posts
6th Mar '09

walking, and sex

Keℓℓy. Due June 11 (boy); 1 child; California 8994 posts
6th Mar '09

stay active!!! i had contractions for weeks before my water broke. trust me you don't want that. good luck!

wankawanka TTA since Jan 2007; 15 kids; Kentucky 10553 posts
6th Mar '09

Walk. Everytime m contractions slowed I did a lap around my apartment complex and they started right back up.

JessandFin Due November 11; 1 child; London, United Kingdom 2244 posts
6th Mar '09
Quoting Epic Mafia♥B♥:
JessandFin Due November 11; 1 child; London, United Kingdom 2244 posts
6th Mar '09

Thanks! Will walk about the house....think some hoovering needs to be done...

user banned TTC since Jan 2001; Japan 107255 posts
6th Mar '09
Quoting MumtobeJess (OVERDUE):
JessandFin Due November 11; 1 child; London, United Kingdom 2244 posts
6th Mar '09
Quoting Epic Mafia♥B♥:
"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
6th Mar '09

One of the OB nurses at my hospital I will deliver at told me that if you take a warm comfy bath, it can make labor come on stronger. But if the contractions are just BH still, it will make them stop.



Also, nipple stimulation....as far as I'm concerned it would be okay since you are past due. If you have a pump you can use the pump, and if not you would stimulate them the same way you would hand express milk or colostrum. 15 minutes on each side, and then repeat several times over several hours.

JessandFin Due November 11; 1 child; London, United Kingdom 2244 posts
7th Mar '09
Quoting Waitin' For Abbie:
JessandFin Due November 11; 1 child; London, United Kingdom 2244 posts
7th Mar '09
Quoting MumtobeJess (OVERDUE):
"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
7th Mar '09
Quoting MumtobeJess (OVERDUE):
"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
7th Mar '09
Quoting MumtobeJess (OVERDUE):