Jump to content

.
.


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

lll



knljb

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 Ange remplie

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

sick.gif

#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 HandsOnNewton

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.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Decluttering before Christmas: tips for managing the toy influx

Deciding how many toys you want to keep and enforcing a limit can help manage the sheer volume of playthings.

86-year-old taught himself to knit, now makes caps for premature babies

'Anything is possible if you put your mind to it' might just be the motto of 86 year-old retiree, Ed Moseley who despite his age and abilities has been gifting handmade knitted caps to premature babies.

Want healthy kids? Let them play in the mud, feed them allergenic foods - and get a dog

If you read about children's health, you've heard a lot of this before.

Photo captures mum's shock at delivery room surprise

Life can be full of surprises, but for this couple a surprise came in a very unexpected way.

Baby's family in law suit over RAAF base chemicals

A 10-month-old baby has been exposed to significant levels of toxic chemicals around a RAAF base near Newcastle, say his parents.

Childcare worker investigated after threatening toddler's mother

An early childhood teacher has been censured for serious misconduct after she threatened the mother of a young child.

Scottish baby names

Scotland, the wind and water-hewn land of the loch, the kilt and the heather. Bedecked in castles great and small, there are many Australians with Scottish heritage who could look to that fair country for baby name inspiration.

Do we need more parking spaces for parents?

The Give Me Space campaign is collecting stories from mums who have had difficult experiences while trying to find safe parking.

Gender neutral parenting: what it's really like

If you want to take a leaf out of Clare's book in gender neutral parenting, her advice is simple: "Follow the children's lead, and you can't go wrong."

The vital question no parent wants to think about

Since becoming a mother I sometimes wonder what would happen to my babies if their dad and I both died.

6 parents to stop judging right now

It's worth looking a little more closely at some common parenting missteps. Could it be these mums and dads are really just like you and me?

Ryan Reynolds shares delivery room tips for expectant dads

If your partner is heading to the delivery room any time soon, you've got to see Ryan Reynolds' video on dealing with the intricacies of the delivery room.

The trials and tribulations of teenage mums, 10 years later

Having her first baby at 16 was a shock for Simone Miller, but it's not something she regrets.

Grandma falls head over heels for baby - literally

Usually Valerie Sharp's plan to put her granddaughter into her cot works just fine, but when things go wrong it is hilarious.

My toddler wants all my attention all of the time - help!

This is a stage, and you and she will move through it. I can (almost) promise it.

Cotton On KIDS' cute new baby prewalker shoes

Oh watch out folks, Cotton On KIDS' baby range has just become even cuter with the release of its first ever prewalker shoe collection.

Why I love the superhero phase

My twins are heading towards three and have officially entered the superhero phase. It happened almost overnight.

I'm caught in a 'mumpetition' with my friend and I'm losing it

My best friend and I had children within a year of each other. She thinks her child is God's gift to the world.

A year of motherhood: my survival story

Motherhood burns you down, but it rebuilds you too.

Five traps to be aware of when reading IVF clinic websites

Clinics provide IVF success rates in often confusing ways because there is no agreed format on how this information should be presented.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.