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help! overdue!

almost a week overdue.. and i do NOT want to be medically induced... anyone have any ideas on what i can do to avoid this and to help this baby along?!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I was three weeks overdue and my car ran out of gas. I had to walk a couple of miles home. Needless to say all that walking helped me go into labor.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:01 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • walking, off roading, haha sex, drink lots of water, there are herbs, anything stressfull, i was enduced its really not that big a deal. but if you dont want it wait when the kids ready, you ll have him/her.
    16thmoon

    Answer by 16thmoon at 11:03 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • walk walk walk!!!!
    amy31308

    Answer by amy31308 at 11:04 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Dear old Grandma used to tell me, those babies have to clue to clocks or calendars. I was about a week and a half over due with my 5th. As long as stress tests and ultrasound say the baby and you are fine. Don't worry (easier said than done). If you feel uncomfortable with it, discuss it with your doctor. He/she and you will come to a decision how to tackle this.
    auntj

    Answer by auntj at 11:05 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • so are you 41 wks or 43 wks? an EDD is just an estimate. it can be 2 wks off. just wait, and if the dr keeps talking about inducing, just keep saying no. that's the only way you're going to avoid induction, is to keep saying no. you don't have to. you won't stay pg forever. as long as the baby and you are still doing ok, you're fine. no need for an induction.
    http://nursingbirth.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/%E2%80%9Cpit-to-distress%E2%80%9D-part-2-top-6-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-unnecessary-harmful-interventions/
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2372132_avoid-unnecessary-induction.html
    http://books.google.com/books?id=7e5-npisacsC&pg=PA60&lpg=PA60&dq=unnecessary+induction&source=bl&ots=rfCU9y_a_7&sig=fX5bbpRgugwmdfu0RGJggyCi-sM&hl=en&ei=D8htSveRBIKitgeK9_yIDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3
    http://hencigoer.com/articles/elective_induction/
    look at all these websites. they will help you in the fight against an induction.
    mommytobobby

    Answer by mommytobobby at 11:39 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

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