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To induce labor, have you tried thumb-sucking?

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RenoMama

Asked by RenoMama at 1:57 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • never heard this one
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 1:58 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • No... I've never heard of that one before... even if it worked, I would feel way too silly.
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 1:58 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Wow a pregnancy wives tale I haven't heard.....
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:58 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • no, but have you tried howling at the moon to make it rain?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Haha... OMG, that's a good one...

    I had a friend that tried to walk backwards up the stairs because she heard that would do it... But this one takes the cake!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:01 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • bwahahahaha!!! Good one!
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 2:02 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Well, there's a pressure point in your thumb that is supposed to induce labor, just as nipple stimualtion does the trick.
    RenoMama

    Comment by RenoMama (original poster) at 2:09 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i did try a pressure point thing but it was between my thumb and pointer finger in the 'webbing' of my palm....i did have a really strong contraction after doing it but i had been having contx that whole day....i do believe it made it stronger tho...but it was still another 4 or 5 days til i went into labor
    mamagee1218

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 2:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Never heard of it
    JaLayah

    Answer by JaLayah at 2:22 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Just another Old Wives Tales...they do not work only letting baby come on their own will
    Congenial

    Answer by Congenial at 5:32 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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