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what can I do to get labor started naturally?


Asked by amberpatterson at 10:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • i hate it when women say just wait. seriously natural induction only works if the baby is ready so there's nothing wrong with natural induction. if it works then baby is ready. have sex and then right afterward just get up and keep moving for several hours. worked for me on the first try at 39 weeks exactly

    Answer by momofone725 at 10:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I've heard people say have sex but for me I feel weird about that so I just let it happen when she wanted to come. She ended up coming EXACTLY on her due date. 5:30 am the contractions started, & she was here by 10:30 that night.
    I would do like the others said & do a lot of walking & get active. Take care mama, good luck!!

    Answer by MamaLisa1976 at 10:28 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • momofone725

    In her answer!!! PAY ATTENTION DEAR!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Have sex. Go for a walk.

    Answer by Snewo at 10:14 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Yep what ever the Snewo said she has the right Idea how far along are you?

    Answer by Hugeat8wks at 10:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • 38 weeks in a few days, but he has to come before 41 weeks because he is breech

    Comment by amberpatterson (original poster) at 10:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Approximately 15 % of babies are breech at 29-32 weeks, 7% of babies are breech at 38 weeks of pregnancy, only 3-4% are breech at 40 weeks pregnancy.

    Being inside for as long as possible is the very best start in life you could want for your baby

    here's hoping your baby decides to turn for you, maybe waiting is not such a bad thing
    also yoga postion made my sisters baby turn when doctor had turned twice, but baby turned back every time, and doctor had scheduled her for c section, the nurse gave her the position and baby turned correctly and stayed correct, sorry do not know name of position


    Answer by fiatpax at 10:45 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Do you have a Dr. that is willing to deliver a breech baby? That is awesome if so.

    Best things that you can do to encourage labor are walk, squat, and have sex. Also free yourself of any fears you have about birth or clear up any other stressful areas of your life. Your body wants to wait until you are able to completely relax and welcome your baby into this world.

    As for breech, check out for ways to encourage optimal positioning and find a chiropractor who is trained in the webster technique. Good luck mama!

    Answer by jupiter84 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • when did she say her baby was breach. my baby was head down for over a month

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:04 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • My midwife will deliver breech. I have done websters, moxi, everything you can think of to change his position, and my first was breech too...after you become term in pregnancy and you plan a vaginal its best to get the breech out sooner, because the circum. of the head is smaller...

    Comment by amberpatterson (original poster) at 11:35 PM on Jan. 13, 2011