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How I speed up contractions and dialation to get my labor going quicker at home it's been 4 days and sux?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:22 AM on Mar. 31, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • If your water hasn't broken, it's safe to have sex. Semen is chock full of prostaglandins, which help soften, ripen, and open up the cervix. You can also try manual nipple stimulation, which releases oxytocin, which could help regulate and intensify your contractions. Some physical movements you can try are squats, stair lunges, getting on your hands and knees and rocking your pelvis back and forth, all of which should be done when your baby is most active during the day. This will help open up your pelvis and help the baby engage more fully in the pelvic cavity, so baby can put more pressure on your cervix and encourage your body to labor more efficiently. Ultimately, if you're not ready, you're just not ready and nothing will work to get things moving, but it sounds like your body just needs a little encouragement to get the real party started. Good luck!

    HappyGrl06

    Answer by HappyGrl06 at 8:51 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • walking & sex.....make sure its ok with your doctor
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 3:31 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • P.S. Make sure you're staying hydrated and cut out sweets and caffiene. Drinking water, red raspberry leaf tea, and beverages with electrolytes (Gatorade, Recharge, Emergen-C) is very important at this point. A dehydrated body, especially a dehydrated uterus, is a poorly functioning body and uterus, which can slow your labor significantly. Make sure you're getting your fluids, at least 65 oz. per day, minimum. :)
    HappyGrl06

    Answer by HappyGrl06 at 8:53 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

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