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walking and labor

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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Did walking bring on your labor? and long soon did you start going for walks?

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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I'm newly pregnant and will be walking a few times a week. The more you walk during pregnancy, the more your pelvis will open during labor. 

Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Oh, and this is my third baby. Walking didn't really help start labor but it helped keep things going while I was in labor.

louzannalady
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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Walking will not bring on labor. It can help with keeping contractions going, if labor has already started, though. 

kelly617
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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I walked everyday of my pregnancy and I absolutely think that it helped my labor
I also think it helped keep me from gaining a bunch of weight
I was able to work up until the day before my labor and my labor went pretty quick

I walked about a half mile sometimes more each day

doulala
by Emerald Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM

It is not like an "inducer" but can help in several ways if labor has already started.

:-)

Are you in labor?

naj2013
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM

no, i'm not, i'm just 23 weeks... i did a lot of walking with dd in the last month and she came a week early, i was just wondering if it had anything to do with me going into labor before the due date

Mrs.Andrews
by Mandy on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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Nope, but I didn't try it very long. Mostly just did it to burn off steam, help bring baby down, and stay fit. 


CheyennesMommy2
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Thats good info. I walked non stop for the past 3/4 months ..i hope it helpsfor a smooth labor. Id walk now but im no longer working and theres no where to walk indoor here.

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I'm newly pregnant and will be walking a few times a week. The more you walk during pregnancy, the more your pelvis will open during labor. 

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tina08mommy
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Tried with my youngest and it didnt put me in labor.
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GodsAmiga
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

I tried walking with my other two and they were both past their due date. Nothing helped until they were ready to come. Lol! But I do walk my entire labor and it definitely helps that way. :-)

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