Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:30 pm
Post subject: Nothing works!
I know we have all probably got to the end of our pregnancies and started to google ways to bring on labour after a long 9 months! I thought I would share the things that I have tried and assure you all that nothing works, babies come when they are ready lol!
Pineapple - as much as I could manage until my tongue bled - chronic heartburn!
Walking - as much as I can manage with my spd
Sex - feels like a chore at this stage, don't feel sexy at all
EPO - from 34 weeks, roughly 5 a day, both orally and as a pessary
RLT - 1-2 cups a day from 34 weeks
Clary sage oil - in a hot bath almost every night from 36 weeks and massaged into bump
Squatting over a bowl of hot coffee - [*CENSORED*] smelt like Starbucks for a few days and felt quite nice when doing it lol
Galloping - more like doing te gangnam dance with belle in the evenings
Spicy foods - I'm a wimp so probably very mild to others!
Lol I think that's about it! With my last pregnancy I even tried castor oil, after sitting on the loo for 6 hours it didn't work!
I think it's nice to feel like you are doing something but rest assured ladies absolutely nothing works!
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:30 pm
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:10 pm
So frustrating isn't it?
I knew from day one that thers no natural induction tactics that work. Baby will come when they want..end off (obviously unless medically booyed out!!)
Its a hormone that baby releases that kick start natural contractions apparently.
I did RLT from 32wks
Epo from 38wks and pesary from 39ish weeks 2000mg (I was having a home birth so didnt want to push it lol)
Clary sage..bathing in it and sniffing it. Slept with it on a cloth under my pillow for 3wks
Walking & stairs. Keeping active.
Sex..and sat with my legs in the air for 30mins to and hr to let the swimmers do their job....again!!!
Nothing!! After telling the mw id tried everything she even said 'give up then, cos its then that it'll happen' lol
My two have always shown before the threat of sweeps though.
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:19 am
Stress can actually stop labout too So getting stressed because you're not in labour yet releases chemicals that can stop contractions
Thinking about it logically though, if hospital inductions can fail with all they can do then there's not much chance of anything you can try at home working
Some of the stuff can help make the actual labour quicker once it starts though prostaglandins in semen can soften the cervix a bit ,but so can the EPO and lets face it at 9 months + then the EPO is probably the better option
Plus the sex can set of some pretty vicious BH's and those you can do without , any contraction that doesn't make you dilate you just don't need !
Keeping active, I'd save for the labour when it can actually do something more useful than make you feel like you've been kicked in the crotch
The baths I'd insist to my husband were definately necessary just so I'd have the perfect excuse to dissapear for a nice long soak every evening
Spicy foods just give you the runs , and the pineapple its the core you need to eat , so not even the bit that tastes nice but the horrible hard bit in the middle
never heard of the coffee one though although I have read about coffee enemas on an american site surely the caffeines not good for you while pregnant though
I suppose trying stuff helps pass the time and make you feel like you're doing something though
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:57 am
i was 3 days over and the mw refused a sweep saying she thought i was going to go naturally, and I had an appointment booked for the following week to arrange an induction. I was really fed up so told my bump that if she didnt get a move on the doctor would get her out, and my labour started that night. I swear thats what started me off