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Labour

Post by AussieBritLu » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:04 pm

Ok people's......what helped bring on labour for you??

I can't take raspberry leaf tea .... I just need ideas....I really don't want to go over with this baby as I've seriously had enough with being ill plus other things.....so hit me with what helped you...if anything???
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Re: Labour

Post by Jenbt85 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:10 pm

Booking an acupuncture appointment :D Never made it to the appointment!
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Re: Labour

Post by MamaMagoO? » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:03 pm

I don't know if it really helped or was just a coincidence but I went into labour with DD the night I finally just let go and surrendered to the fact that babies come in their own time. I had a nice little chat with her and told her how much I was looking forward to meeting her.

I had also been doing some deep yoga squats earlier that day which my teacher said would help... so that might have been part of it too.
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Re: Labour

Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:53 pm

Things I tried were acupressure, nipple stimulation and sex. No idea if any of it worked though. Oh and with #2 I had a stretch and sweep and she was born that afternoon.
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Re: Labour

Post by chiggins » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:02 pm

AussieBritLu wrote:Ok people's......what helped bring on labour for you??

I can't take raspberry leaf tea .... I just need ideas....I really don't want to go over with this baby as I've seriously had enough with being ill plus other things.....so hit me with what helped you...if anything???
Ok... with DD, I was induced due to reduced foetal movements, so no help there!
With DS, I used Evening Primrose Oil and it worked first go! I inserted three gel capsules vaginally before I went to bed and by the next morning, I was in labour! (Tip: wear a pad... it gets a bit messy!) :mrgreen:
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Re: Labour

Post by AussieBritLu » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:07 pm

Hahahahaha chiggins ... I had read that already online.

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Re: Labour

Post by Vahvempi » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:01 pm

Chiggins,

tell me more about EPO.
how far along were you? ?
how many caps in pack??
Anything else??

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Re: Labour

Post by chiggins » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:30 am

I was 38+2 weeks. It brought on labour but I laboured at home for almost 24 hours before the real deal kicked in.
I went for a big long walk to bring on full blown labour. (Another tip: take a friend if you go for a walk!)
I could only find a jar of 100 at the health food shop but you might be able to find a smaller pack somewhere...
I was also drinking raspberry leaf tea everyday from about 36 weeks but I think that only conditions your uterus for labour whereas the EPO softens the cervix really well. It also helps to lubricate everything...didn't need any stitches! :-D
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Re: Labour

Post by AussieBritLu » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:27 pm

EPO purchased today lol
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Re: Labour

Post by Vahvempi » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:40 pm

AussieBritLu wrote:EPO purchased today lol
Lol,
if you don't use them all, can I have the rest......pretty please? ?

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Re: Labour

Post by AussieBritLu » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:53 pm

Definitely! I doubt I will use them all.....the smallest they had was 200. I won't be planning on using them until I'm 39 weeks...need hubby to go back to work first to start getting some $'s back as he doesn't get paid when he's off sick.
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Re: Labour

Post by Penguin » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:37 pm

Losing my mind and booking in for an induction worked for me... That's prob not very helpful though.
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Re: Labour

Post by chiggins » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:42 pm

AussieBritLu wrote:EPO purchased today lol
:smt005
Hope it works for you, Lu! (And you too, vahvempi!)
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Re: Labour

Post by chiggins » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:48 pm

Just to add... I was booked in to have a stretch & sweep on the day I went into labour. Obviously didn't end up having it but to increase your chances, try to have one done perhaps...?
A girlfriend of mine tried EPO and it didn't start her labour but as soon as she had the S&S, she went into labour. She also said her ob was surprised at how soft her cervix was! She had a very quick labour.
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Re: Labour

Post by AussieBritLu » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:21 pm

Yea I don't think they will even think about it until I'm 40 weeks ... From past experience.

I know they are pretty busy and flat out ATM (lots of babies being born here......apparently the other day there was 5 babies born in a 6hr period). Plus it's been difficult to get appointments with the midwife clinic so tomorrow I am having to see the community midwife (for the first time ever and I have no idea who it is or what to expect lol) as the earliest appointment the midwife clinic had wasn't until the 31st March.
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