Inducing Labor Naturally
So im 39w 1d today and 6 more days to go and it's my duedate. How do I go into labor naturally? Im scared if my OB will induce me, it might hurt so badly...I've tried walking, cleaning the house, takin EPO and Im still 1cm dilated since last week. i just find it so slow and I want to go into labor asap.
Try not to focus too much on your due date. Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date! As a woman, you have the right to go into labour naturally. If you go into labour naturally then you are more likely to have a low intervention birth. So, try and relax and trust your body and your baby to be born when he/she is ready. Here are some natural ways to help start labour, however, they will only work if your baby is ready to be born.
* Make love! It helps to produce oxytocin to kick-start labour.
* Walk lots - but don't overdo it
* Relax in a bath and visualise your cervix beginning to soften
* Eat plenty of fresh pineapple
* Try a spicy curry
Thinking of you,
thanks for your response. I tried to walk lots last night and this morning and im spotting right now. could this be a good sign?? i hope so...
In labour, spotting usually means your are dilating and that is a good sign! Any news?
Ooooh it sounds like your show - which usually means labour will be soon to start. How exciting!
Spotting is normal just before/ in labour. However, any heavier or bright red bleeding should be checked out by a doctor.
wow, it appears im really on labor those times. I gave birth evening of January 20th. thanks for all your responses!
Congratulations on your baby.
I came to this post late but would recommend acupuncture to bring on labour and also cranial osteopathy can be effective too.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! My second little girl was born January 21 2011 making our babies almost exactly two years apart, and your baby about 11 weeks old now.
How is it all going?