How to start contractions naturally

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Nurse Told Me To Lay On My Side To Move.
Just curious, did u have any idea labor was about to start? Any niggly pains beforehand? And how far along were you when it happened?
You're due date is an estimate and you may go over. Its best to just let it happen naturally as trying to self induce can be dangerous if your body isn't ready.
come before my due date. My doctor said at 37 weeks I can start doing things to help myself go into labor. I am wondering what I can do to help get it going. And will she be okay if she comes from 37 weeks on.
My hsg has continued to drop but I have had no signs of miscarriage for two weeks. I am going to pick up a prescription tomorrow to start contractions and help open my cervix as I do not believe that my body will start the process on it's own. I had prior issues of no cramping or real menstruation before I even conceived so I think this is the least invasive option for me. I will have an ultrasound in 3 days to make sure everything has passed.
Has anyone found an effective technique to induce labor naturally? I've read a lot of things, just wondering if any of them have actually worked for anyone.
that people have heard that are suppose to start labor...and if anything in particular worked for anyone. I am 37 weeks along and measuring about 39 weeks and the baby is about 7 pounds right now. I am anxious and tired and just want this to end. hahahahaha. Any suggestions? I have heard that sex is a good one but I just am not comfortable having sex. It is kinda painful right now. Any other suggestions????
So long story short - it took 5 weeks for my body to m/c naturally. I have a great dr tho. I am RH - so he sent me to the hospital to get a shot. Then I was senthome to wait to see if nature would take it's course. From the sounds of it tho, this is not the same situation for you. If your HCG level is rising, then you are still pregnant. My levels dropped to 0 by the 7th from when the spotting started. Have faith!
We had sex that evening then I was making dinner and my contractions were coming every 3 mins... Went to the hospital - dilated to 1 CM, then to 3 over the next day.. Of course, I stopped there but even if you could get to that part it would be a great help. I find sex gives me very consistent intense contractions still but the only issue is that even with doing this several times since that initial night, i dont seem to be progressing despite that at this time so baby must not be ready.
I'm not going to trigger labor but I understand how difficult it has gotten to be tired all the time. We go through this like 35 week slump huh?
I would talk to your doctor also. They might be able to tell you ways to naturally start labor. Walking, sex etc.
sometimes orgasms can help kick-start contractions, but Limonada is right, the sperm is what is supposed to soften the cervix. walking helped me get labor going, too :). just as a little encouragement, we BDed at 39w6d when I was pregnant with DD and I went into early labor the next day..so BDing is possible, you just have to be creative :D.
But i wanted to share since i haven't read about this technique (and i have been doing a ton of research or how to jump start labor). I hope this helps or works for someone! Good luck mommies!
Massage Studies show that a massage can raise your body's level of oxytocin, that hormone that can bring on contractions. Some massage therapists swear by their ability to help jump-start labor when a mom-to-be is overdue. (Many even focus on certain pressure points to move labor along.) Not into massages?
I do feel bery selfish for getting induced because I know its when he's ready but I have also been told to not feel selfish that sometimes baby just needs a little nudge to help him. I wanted him to come naturally but sometimes it doesn't always go as planned. Plus I still have time b4 next sat so he may come b4 then. I can't really help u on how to distract yourself because I can't even distract myself on it either. Its on my mind ALL day 24/7.
Lizzie I'm thinking of trying nipple stimulation, because when my hubby plays with them I start to get strong contractions, but I always stopped him, because it was too soon. I didn't know pineapples did anything. I'm addicted to pineapples hasn't start anything for me. I will continue to try and walk and I guess sex.
He ordered magnesium sulfate to stop my contractions. If I should start having contractions again and have to go in do I have the right to refuse to stop my contractions and if I do what can happen by my refusing to stop my contractions?
The one time I delivered with no pain meds I didn't take anything. I just depended on my nurses and my husband to talk me through the contractions. My labor was relatively short and the pushing stage went quickly so it was pretty easy for me.
While I'm not avoiding sex because hubby n I have needs, and my kids and I walk into town to the park like every other day because it's summer and exercise is good.. I am not going to do doing anything to try to bring on labor.
Raspberry leaf - Taken either as a tea or pill. Start at about 34 weeks - opinion is divided as to whether it will start labor, but it definitely strengthens the uterus, leading to a (hopefully) shorter labor, because each contraction can achieve more. 30. Relaxation excercises - Try some relaxing music and just lie back or even join a meditation class. 31. Sperm - If you feel up to sex, this is a good start towards getting ready for labor. The sperm helps soften and dilate the cervix. 32.
this didnt happen to me. but for the weeks leading to my sons birth i was having a lot of contractions, and i wasnt sure if they were real or not. and there was NO sign of labor anywhere. i could have sworn i was going to be pregnant forever. i was 3 days overdue and out of the blue contractions hit me at 5 mins apart and about a min long. when i got to the hospital and they hooked me up to everything then my water broke.
OK - last night I went to L&D. I was having strong contractions (although not pa inful just lots of pressure) and cramping every ten minutes for an hour and then every 5 to 7 minutes the next hour. So just to "see" we went to L&D. They monitored my contractions which went from regular to sporadic and then checked my cervix....CLOSED! So I was sent home - of course.
He wants to start me on a Beta Blocker, but I'm looking perhaps for another way to live with these or cure these before I have to start on a Beta Blocker. I do have a bicuspid aortic valve with stenosis and regurgitation, but my cardiologist says - not time for an artificial valve yet... My question is - How are all these people on this forum actually exercising with the PVCs???? Until 6 months ago, I was active, running, walking, etc.
^_^ good luck!.. well the best I heard is sex helps because the sperm has I forgot what in it that can start your contractions.. some fresh pineapple helps! If you walk a lot and go up stairs it can help open your cervix and hips more..
Maybe take a really bumpy car ride, have sex. Even if you can just dialate enough for your doc to break your water it will kick start things and will still be a natural birth, no drugs involved if you choose not to. Breaking my water worked exceptionally well, From the time he broke my water until I gave birth was about 8 1/2 hours. Unfortunately my sac didn't completely rupture the first time and we had to do it again halfway through or it probably would have happened MUCH faster.
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