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Hi! I was due yesterday, March 16 and haven't started labor. Is there anything that you recommend to try and get my labor going??

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Asked by Tiffany811 at 2:53 PM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • have sex.

    Answer by ria7 at 2:54 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • lots and lots of taking walks, and sex SEX=)

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • also eat chinese food, foot massage

    Answer by CloverE at 2:56 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • got get a foot massage there are nerves in your feet that trigger labor, also lots of walking, sex and try nipple stimulation. unfortentuly none will work if your body just isnt ready. good luck

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 2:59 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • the above posts have covered it but i wanted to say congrats and good luck :)

    Answer by SThompson21 at 2:59 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • NO CASTOR OIL it works but after you get MAJOR poops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by baby1love at 3:04 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • have sex, have your mate rub the back of your ankles, walk around, do your keegles (sp) it may start moving the muscles in your uterus

    Answer by nooneyouknow at 3:06 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • walk around, going up some stairs, or have sex. I was 2 days over do and we had sex and next thing you know I was on my way to the hospital.

    Answer by CarsBars08 at 3:11 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • *Cumin Tea- No more than one cup an hour per day. (To 1 cummin seed in 1 cup boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Add a cube of raw potatoe to soak up the bitterness and add sugar or honey to taste)

    *Raspberry Leaf Tea- RBL tea helps to tone the uterus and ready it for labor. It can also cause minor contractions and if your body is ready it can help get things going.

    *"Sex and set"- There is a hormone is spermal fluid that helps to soften the cervix so it can start to dialate

    *Gravity- Walk, rock, dance, anything that uses gravity

    * Bath- taking a warm bath can help to relax you and sometimes relaxing is all you need to go into labor

    *Acuputure- You can find the pressure points on line that you or you SO can do to get labor going.

    *Bumping car ride -sounds dumb I know but it CAN work if the baby isn't in a good position to apply pressure to the cervix to get things going.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Continued from above...

    Things you should NOT try!!!:

    Black or Blue Cohosh- These are both VERY dangerous. They can cause excessive bleeding during delivery and Blue Cohosh has been linked to infant heart attack!!! Remember natural doesn't mean safe. Cohosh has it's place in this world but it's NOT in labor.

    Castor Oil- This can cause dehydration which will cause contractions but it can also cause problems during labor. They will start an IV because of dehydration and labor could stop. It's a terrible way to go into labor. BUT the biggest concern is it can cause the baby to release meconium in the womb which can be extremely dangerous!

    Fasting- Pretty much the same reasons as Castor Oil. It's not a good idea nor is it healthy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

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