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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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Anonymous

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.
    Vero0724

    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
    mommy2xp

    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?
    doulala

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

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