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#1 chloe_belle

Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:20 AM

I am 40 weeks today and have no other signs of labour except niggling lower back pain for the last week. Hit me with your success stories of how you have naturally brought on labour! (I have so far been doing acupuncture, induction massage and colostrum expressing).

#2 WallyWoo

Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:26 AM

I booked a much needed hair cut and a facial. DD arrived the day before my appointment. 6 months on I still haven’t had my hair cut.

I hope it all goes well OP. Try to rest and do something you enjoy. I’m not sure there’s anything you can do to speed up the process and you don’t want to go into labour tired from trying to bring it on. Baby will be here very soon!

#3 Mose

Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:40 AM

Hmmm.  My obstetrician basically said you can do anything that is safe for you and baby...but it is unlikely to have any impact, other than to make you feel like you are "doing something".  Which can of course be a positive.

Labour itself is triggered by a hormonal change, that happens when it happens.

But no doubt you can have lots of fun trying anything that is recommended.

Best wishes for your delivery.

#4 bluesilk

Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:54 AM

Niggling lower back pain can be a sign of pre-labour...

#5 Jingleflea

Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:05 AM

A friend of mine walked and walked and walked.

She said it worked, but ugh..exhausting!

#6 chloe_belle

Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:27 AM

View Postbluesilk, on 13 July 2019 - 10:54 AM, said:

Niggling lower back pain can be a sign of pre-labour...

Would it go on for a whole week?

#7 rowd

Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:38 PM

I agree that probably nothing works except your body being ready... but I also did everything I could - walking, acupressure (Google this, you can do it yourself), red raspberry leaf. The list goes on haha

#8 Moo point

Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:00 PM

I tried everything from 40 weeks - long walks, red raspberry leaf tea, going out for Indian food. Nada. The night before I went into labour at 41 weeks DH and I had sex. Maybe I would have gone into labour anyway but it may have helped :D

#9 seayork2002

Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:08 PM

I thought the only thing that actually worked is an induction?

As in standing on your head after sex will still make you pregnant

#10 rosie28

Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

Sex is the only thing my OB said was worth bothering with. I did that, and bouncing on a fit ball, and acupuncture. I think the sex and acupuncture worked, I arrived fir my induction in early labour.

#11 lizzybirdsworth

Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:37 PM

Both times I went into labour after sex. I was unable to have sex from 25 weeks both times because it would bring on painful braxton hicks. So I knew it was from that.

#12 400

Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:35 AM

Walking and upright activity help by using gravity to have baby’s head put pressure on your cervix.

Both this and sex help release prostaglandins that cause cervical softening (a necessary precursor to labour).

My friend jumped on a trampoline to encourage labour 😂 My coordination’s not brilliant when I’m not even pregnant so I certainly wouldn’t try this!

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