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#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

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Edited by 3Bella3, 15 December 2012 - 09:10 AM.


#2 Guest_divineM_*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

There is some evidence that acupuncture works. I did this preventatively over the last few weeks of prgnancy and was on time, but maybe I would have been anyway...

#3 Phasmatis angelam

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

My Ob told me that the only method which had any scientific basis was to have sex.  Apparently the hormones in semen can have an effect.  I was still induced, but you might like to give it a try...?

#4 crackles

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

At least a cupful of semen is needed to have any effect tho

Some say the pelvi flick by a Bowen therapist brings on labour within 24hrs

#5 RichardParker

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (crackles @ 13/12/2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At least a cupful of semen is needed to have any effect tho

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#6 boatiebabe

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Is there a reason you need to be induced?

How many weeks are you?

Can you just not wait for labor to happen spontaneously?

#7 Mrs Bunny

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Raspberry leaf tea? Pineapple? Lots of walking and fitball bouncing? Sex? One of my cousins swore by a big meal of Chinese followed by a long, long walk. I've heard others say similar, but curry. I walked and walked and walked and walked and bounced and bounced and bounced and bounced on the fitball. Both constantly all through my third trimester - I went into labour 10 days ahead of my EDD. Whether the walking and bouncing helped, who knows? But I'll be doing it again this time with the hope it does! Good luck OP original.gif

#8 PigNewton

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

I don't think there ARE any absolute proven methods. So many people say "oh I did this and went into labour" but given that most of them are at or past their due date, odds are they were due to go anyway.
I know that the day before I was due I ate most of a fresh pineapple since that's meant to do something....I'd been at 3 cms for 4 days but no signs of labor. My water broke that night, but 12 hours later I STILL hadn't gone into labour, not even a twinge. Needed a drip in the end.

ETA I think the long walk definitely couldn't hurt. I couldn't do it myself due to SPD but lots of women think it helps when things start up, especially when you do the gutter-walk (One foot up on the gutter, one on the road)

Edited by redkris, 13 December 2012 - 03:17 PM.


#9 karkat

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Sex, went into labour 12 hours later with DD2 and 4 hours later with DD3!

#10 noi'mnot

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE (crackles @ 13/12/2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At least a cupful of semen is needed to have any effect tho


That's a hell of a lot of semen! If a man on average ejaculates 5-10ml per ejaculation, and a cup is 250ml, that's 25-50 ejaculations. I guess it depends on whether the semen all has to be administered at once, or can it be spread over the next week?


Anyway OP, I was also of the understanding that the only method with any kind of evidence base - and it's still limited - is acupuncture. Good luck! original.gif

#11 qak

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I thought nipple tweaking had a good rep?

#12 qak

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

I went into labour naturally the night before I was due to be induced (in the morning).  In any case it might be a good idea to indicate where you are at(date wise)  and what the reasons are for the scheduled induction.

#13 Poughkeepsie

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

Nipple stimulation and sex are the only two forms of natural induction with any scientific basis.  Anecdotally there are loads of other ideas, most of which have been covered here. Pineapple, kiwi fruit (with the skin on!), walking on soft sand or uphill, spicy food...all anecdotal, but work for some people. Just please don't try castor oil......

#14 1miss2littlemen

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

I read somewhere licoish root tea?? I dont know how safe it is though.....

#15 axiomae

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

My friend swore by having sex. Worked for her for all her babies.

#16 bambiigrrl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

theres nothing you can do, trust me i tried it ALL and i still didnt go into labour until 13 days overdue with both pregnancies! i had acupuncture, bounced on the fitball, ate pinapple, ate curry as spicy as possible, used clary sage oil on my tummy, popped several evening primrose oil caps up there before bed every night, had heaps of sex, as rough as possible lol, walked up hills...the list goes on and on...nothing worked! the truth is that babies come when they are ready and all these things you do to try and make yourself go into labour are just a way to pass the time and feel like your doing something constructive, so by all means do them, I am sure i still will, just dont expect them to work!

#17 livvie7586

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

OP, best advice i can give is to ignore any advice given on how to bring on labour, and rest/relax.  All you are doing with most attempts is tiring yourself out, making it harder when you do go in to labour/are induced (like going on a huge run, then attempting to run a marathon.  you are starting out tired, making labour that much harder).

rest, relax and be gentle on yourself, because once you are in labour there is no turning around and resting (trust me, i tried everything to go in to labour with DS, he came when he was ready, although i was exhausted.  DD i didn't bother, and it was so much easier when i finally went in to labour)

#18 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 13/12/2012, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason you need to be induced?

How many weeks are you?

Can you just not wait for labor to happen spontaneously?


Im 39 weeks 3 days and they are inducing me on my due date because im having a big bub so they wont let me go over.

#19 Bodacious Prime

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (qak @ 13/12/2012, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought nipple tweaking had a good rep?

This worked for me although it's a method that should be used with care.

#20 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (Lollygobbleblisbom @ 13/12/2012, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nipple stimulation and sex are the only two forms of natural induction with any scientific basis.  Anecdotally there are loads of other ideas, most of which have been covered here. Pineapple, kiwi fruit (with the skin on!), walking on soft sand or uphill, spicy food...all anecdotal, but work for some people. Just please don't try castor oil......



I dont think I would be able to swallow castor oil but why do you recommend not taking it?

#21 whydoibother

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

it can actually make the baby distressed the castor oil.

You can't help it happen unless it is already to go iykwim?


#22 bikingbubs

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Waiting is the best way to go into labour naturally, including past your due date!

#23 Duck-o-lah

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE
theres nothing you can do, trust me i tried it ALL and i still didnt go into labour until 13 days overdue with both pregnancies!
Agree!

Castor oil... I think I was over a week over when out of sheer desperation I tried it. Perhaps an hour or so later... well let's just say I was stuck in the loo and it was NOT pleasant  ph34r.gif Stay away!

Acupuncture... I was speaking to a lady at work this morning who is a student midwife. She had a lady in yesterday who was desperate for the 12/12/12 birthday, she had acupuncture in the morning, and by 10pm she had a baby!

Sex... didn't I see a thread in this forum saying that theory was debunked?

I agree with PP's, people who swear by certain methods were probably due to go anyway, so I wouldn't put too much faith into any particular method. Good luck original.gif

#24 bambiigrrl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

why are you getting induced just cause they think the baby is big? My son was nearly 11 pounds and 2 weeks late but i insisted on waiting because the risk is huge if you get induced, sometimes it does not work cause the baby is not ready then you end up with a c section which you dont want trust me...I would try not to be worried about the babies size and just let your body go into labour naturally if i were you..plus inductions are super painful and start off a cascade of interventions which can lead to you not having the birth you envisioned..

#25 cira

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Would you consider a stretch and sweep natural? I think this worked for me but it was painful and I spent the rest of the day uncomfortable until my waters broke and I went into labour.




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