I went to the OB with my friend, who is due just a few days before me, on Friday.
Her doctor told us that he recommends and has sucessfully reduced his induction rates by suggesting that women both have intercourse with their husbands daily in the last few weeks and squat for short periods of time each day!
He said that having intercourse will help to soften and ripen the cervix reducing the chances of going over.
He said that squatting is good for a couple reasons. First it helps the cervix to dialate and efface. Second it helps women to stregthen their legs so that they don't tire so easily when squatting to push during labor.
He said he has reduced numbers of inductions needing for high BP, big babies & going over due because women tend to go on their own, earlier.
I knew sex was suggested to induce labor but I've never heard of it put this way or being done to reduce the chances of induction. HAVE YOU?
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