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What did you do to have your contractions become stronger and more consistent?

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siimply_me

Asked by siimply_me at 12:58 PM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • You can try nipple stimulation. It might work.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:59 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Nothing, it happens on it's own. Messing with nature to get contractions to get stronger can backfire and hurt the baby. My doctor told me nipple stimulation can cause really hard contractions that don't dialate theh cervix, are really painful, and very stressful to baby.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:59 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Nothing. Nature did it's job and I worked with it instead of against it.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:59 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • hard contractions cut off blood and oxygen supply to the baby.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:00 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Nothing, I let my body tell me when it was ready.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 1:09 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I locked myself in my bedroom. My mom's enthusiasm and excitement made me feel pressured and anxious, and so I "went to take a nap" and that's when my labor really picked up. Then I brought my husband in and it kept going :) Sometimes being alone is the best thing to do.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:12 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Try walking around, doing some squats,bouncing on an excercise ball. It may or may not work,but can't hurt to try. Good Luck! :)
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:36 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • i did nipple stimulation with my last and yes it helped the contractions get stronger and more regular but i would NOT do it again. It cause me to bleed horribly and progress WAY WAY TOOOO fast. When my contractions were normal i stoped stimulation. Left to go to hospital because 10 min later i started pouring blood. I was 9.5 cent when i got to the hospital hurting soooooo bad and was so far i couldnt even have a so much as tylonol.
    tiffany0317

    Answer by tiffany0317 at 2:03 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • for this last pregnancy, i took a nap.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:36 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • OMG tiffany...
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 3:50 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

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