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Shake it up baby!

I'm 38+ weeks w/ my first and I'm dying to get her out. My doctor says she's due sometime next week, but I wanna get everything What were some of the ways you ladies tried to get your babies to make their appearance.

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Asked by piercedbeauty21 at 12:50 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Walk her out. Take walks every night and climb stairs as often as possible. Just give good ol' gravity a little bit of help so she drops down into that birth canal! I'm going on 37 weeks and in your same position, lol, I can't wait to have this pregnancy over with!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I ate pineapple and drank a hot raspberry tea and went into labor 6 hours later.

    Answer by asholan_07 at 12:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Drive down a bumpy road, have sex, dance...

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 1:00 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Walk, eat spicy food, Sex...........Good luck!!

    Answer by Tris_09 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I'm sorry to say honey if baby isn't ready NOTHING works.. (thats why so many people who are induced wind up with c-sections..)

    I know how you feel you want that baby you want to hold it.. but cherish the last days cause you (as crazy as it sounds) will miss being pregnant..

    Answer by Love2beMom at 1:21 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • and no matter what anyone says castor oil DOES NOT work!!! it just makes you poooo a lot!! and be even more uncomfortable then you already are!

    Answer by Love2beMom at 1:22 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • walk walk walk. relax and walk. sing her out

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Ugh I've walked, had sex, ate pineapple, had spicy food(even baked those spicy labor cookies), drank raspberry leaf tea, and I have a warm bath every night.
    I've been doing these things since 38 weeks, and guess what I'm now 40w3d and I haven't started to dilate/efface or ANYTHING!
    She hasn't even dropped fully.
    Some of us are just destined to go over our duedates :(

    Answer by BambiF at 1:27 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Oh I've also tried nipple stimulation, and a bit of acupressure.

    Answer by BambiF at 1:27 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • A friend of mine and her family say that taco bell beff tacos work. Said all the grease. Walk stairs or a steep hill. Sex. I moved everything in my house, beds , couches, fridge, then scrubbed all the floors on hands and knees. This was the same day my midwife roughed up my membranes and it worked.

    Answer by jombmomi at 3:21 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

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