need ideas on how to naturally induce labor before tuesday?!

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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Spicy food?

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Mrslovebug:  Get some more pineapples, but this time only eat the cores.  I know it’s such a waste but the core is where the bromelain is!  Otherwise I got nothin’.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    Nipple stimulation (either with a breast pump or manually).

    Good Luck! Sounds like you’re close to going spontaneously anyway. If it reaches the point of going through with the induction, maybe talk to your provider about starting at the lowest possible dose of pitocin, turning it up slowly, keeping it at the lowest level that gives you regular and productive contractions …

    I really wanted to go med-free as well and ended up needing a small dose of pitocin to kickstart things when labor turned into a dragged out stop-and-start affair. But I was able to successfully go without an epidural or other interventions besides the augmentation because my midwife was good about keeping the dose as low as possible.

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    SEX.  Works every time…

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    my cousin said walking on an uneven surface (I have other people who told me the same thing)…so like go outside and walk with one foot down on the street and one foot up on the sidewalk….for some reason it like shifts your pelvis….one hip higher then the other??? I cant remember exactly why but Ive had a few people swear by it. Take a few long walks like that ….and go up any stairs sideways (same motion)

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    and raspberry leaf tea!!

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Mrslovebug:  Spicy food made my mom go into labor with my younger brother- but she hates spicy foods, I bet if you eat alot of it already it wouldn’t do much…. 

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I started trying to induce labor at 38 weeks because I was so uncomfortable. I tried everything and nothing worked. I had to be induced 9 days late. The only thing that I think helped was a membrane sweep followed by sex and then bouncing on my birthing ball. It didn’t put me into labor, but it did help me dilate.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Walking around… Sitting on a big ball… You want to put pressure on the cervix so let gravity pull baby down. Please dont do the castor oil. Yes it works. But it also gives you super strong contractions, with explosive diarrhea… Its not pretty. Your better off getting the induction meds from the doctor…

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee

    evening primrose oil. 

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    more sex! the prostaglandins in semen are a natural inducer

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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    raspberry leaf tea, I see someone posted it before me

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Honestly, I tried all of the above and nothing worked. Sometimes they just don’t want to come on their own. I had to be induced, but it was the cervadil gel (not sure why the doctor would jump to pitocin right away) and that got things moving.

    Good luck!

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