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fed up now can eny help............

my due date is 2day n there is no sign of him cuming out is there enythink i can try 2 hurry things along iv tried sex n walkin n hot curry pineapple but is there enythink else part from this i can do?.....

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Asked by molyneux88 at 8:03 AM on Aug. 31, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • A due date is a "guess date". Gestation is an AVERAGE, due dates are just guesses. Only 5% of women give birth on their due date, and that's just sheer luck. A woman can labor any time between 37 and 42 weeks -- 36 weeks being the rare lower, and 43 being a rare upper. You aren't even considered "overdue/postdates" until after the 42nd week is completed.

    There is nothing wrong nor any need trying to get things going. You can try whatever you want but all you will do unless your body is on the brink of starting labor all on its own is to distract or exhaust yourself. Eat pineapple because it tastes good, walk because it is good exercise, have sex because you enjoy it. Doing things that way will relax you. Relaxation is GOOD for labor.

    Some babies need to cook longer. The EDD is often WAY off because they use Naegle's rule for everyone but not everyone is the same!

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:30 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • When your baby and body are ready labor WILL start.

    Honestly, you should have been told a long time ago NOT to use your due date like an expiration date. It makes people think that labor goes off like an egg timer. An average means some people go before, some go after.

    Every hear the expression, "mom, dad and 2.5 children?" Who has HALF a child!? 2.5 is just an average. Some people have 1, 2, 3, 4 children -- add them up, divide by 4, and there is your 2.5 !

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:34 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

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