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im looking for ways to induce labor at home

im 39 weeks with my first and cant take anymore this kid really needs to come out. ive tried sex castrol oil( big no no) and walking. im starting to dialate just need help giving nature a little push someone please help

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Sex and try doggy style and walk I mean walk alot a REALLY LONG WALK. But in the end the baby will come when it's ready also when you have sex you always be on top it helps things dialate alot.

    Answer by raemommy at 9:21 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • ive heard sex and ceaser dressing

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:23 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • nothing is going to "work" in putting you into labor until your baby is ready. period.

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 10:01 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • try nipple stimulation that might work


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • ask your midwife. mine had me taking some kind of rose something..... it worked.

    Answer by KatieP. at 10:27 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Sex WITH orgasm (releases oxytocin, which stimulated contractions), fresh pineapple (has an enzyme called bromelain that makes your body produce more oxytocin- MUST be fresh though as the canning process kills the enzyme), nipple stimulation (releases oxytocin), LOTS of walking, and foods that would normally upset your stomach like fried or spicy foods (causes gastric movement, which rubs against the uterus and makes it contract in response). HOWEVER, none of these things will work unless you are already progressing well on your own and the baby is ready to come out. It will make things move more quickly for you once your body reaches that point though. Ask your doctor about stripping your membranes at your next appointment. It HURTS LIKE HELL, but if you really want help moving things along, it works within 24 hrs if it is done really well. I did it, but would NEVER do it again. I'd rather wait than be in that much pain again

    Answer by PeaInMyPod at 12:10 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Evening primrose oil!

    Day 1... insert one gel tab as far up in your cervix as you can twice a day
    Day 2 (and on)... insert 2 gel tabs up into your cervix twice a day

    It will help you efface more and the more effaced your are, the quicker you should dilate

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 4:20 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

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