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Naturally bring on labour-40 weeks
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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).
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!
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.
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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