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ok i am 39wks and 2days i am stuck at one cm and they said the contractions arnt strong enough and arnt dialatin me. what can i do to increase them please help!!!!

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irishmama0607

Asked by irishmama0607 at 10:25 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Have sex (if you have a so) and sorry let him cum inside of you... UNLESS your water is broken...
    i still say eating spicy foods works, pneapple has this natural stuff in it that is supposed to help soften your cervix, walk, stimulate your nipples either by fingers or pumping (its supposed to give the feeling of the baby sucking on your nipples) look up accupressure points online to stimulate labor. do those. they are easy on your like feet and hands and lower back and stuff...

    good luck :)
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 10:27 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Yep, try sex.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Go have wild crazy sex with your SO....and don't let him pull out. The sperm will help soften the cervix and the sex will help encourage contractions. Try and have an orgasm too...that will help a lot.

    You can start walking...walk fast and for a long time.

    Drink Castor Oil(YUCK!)
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:29 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • LOL, I didn't see the other answers first....sorry to repeat.
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:30 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • yeah castor oil is supposed to clean out your system (poo) which your body naturally tends to do prior to being in active labor.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 10:30 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • OH! if you have a BIG bouncy ball... like the work out ones... try sitting on that and carefully and comfortably bounce on it gets the baby dropping down.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 10:31 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Why? Lack of dialation doesn't mean you won't go into labor when you are ready. I have never dialeted, effaced, or anything before I was actually IN labor.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 10:41 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • do NOT drink Castor Oil, its an old wives tale..it'll just make you sicker than a dog...im gonna go w the sex..have sex and make sure he comes inside of you! there's something about the sperm that softens your cervix
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 10:41 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • pauline there is no harm in her doing these things to help stimulate her labor. why couldnt you just answer the question. she didnt ask for personal opinions or experiences.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • I wouldn't worry too much. You have plenty of time. Remember that you have a "due month" which means the baby will most likely come between 38 and 42 weeks. You have a good 2 and a half weeks before anybody should be worried that your not progressing. The baby knows when it is time for it to come. I urge you to avoid any induction drugs; they will make your labor much more painful and increase your chances of a C section considerably.
    hgibsonorc

    Answer by hgibsonorc at 11:04 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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