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I know there are old wives tales on inducing labor...

but are there any old wives tales on preventing labor?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Did you see Knocked Up? She sits in a bath with candles to relax so she won't go into labor. Also, stay in bed! That's what they tell women who are too early to pop.

    Answer by Vero0724 at 4:53 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • i would think do the opposite of all the tales that are to induce labor. so basically dont do much

    Answer by mommy2xp at 5:05 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Drink a lot of water, stay well nourished, well rested, happy, and calm. :-)
    You can try avoiding sexual activity, vaginal exams, breastfeeding, certain spices that some folks think start labor, laxatives.
    Soaking in a nice bath with lavender oil and a good book can help, too!

    Are you worried about preterm labor?

    Answer by doulala at 7:48 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

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