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going into Labor

My daughter-in-law went to dr today. She is 38 weeks, 1oo% effaced, and dilated to a one to a 1. She is having some contractions but not productive. What are some suggestions to get her going. Doc said is okay to try.

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Asked by dragonlady44 at 2:16 PM on Oct. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The funnest way.. sex =) The least fun...lots of walking, which is a 9 month pregnant woman's nightmare most of the time lol

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 2:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Walk walk walk!!! And then take a bath, after that, walk and walk some more. My Dr. told me I walked my son out lol.

    Answer by bjojola at 2:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • My doctor told me having intercourse would speed up the process. The sperm helps to weaken the mucus plug.

    Answer by cry1017 at 2:21 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Do some squats! Clean, just keep moving :)

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 2:23 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Why does she "NEED" to try to bring it on? Why not let nature do it's thing? It knows more than you do.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:31 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Walk and squats are the best thing.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:48 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • At 38 weeks, as long as her water hasn't broken, I wouldn't be trying to speed it up. 38 weeks is barely full term.

    Answer by bethany169 at 3:08 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Sex: The orgasm causes your body to release oxytocin (works like pitocin) which is a natural labor inducer causeing the uterus to contract and the semen helps soften the cervix.

    Walking, bouncing softly/rocking on birth ball, and nipple stimulation.

    Answer by Mama2BabyTaurus at 11:05 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

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