Post # 17
Castor Oil is something you shouldnt try without your doctors conscent and monitoring as i have heard it can cause the baby to pass meconium in the womb and get into babys lungs. it can also dehydrate mama and make her super sick. sex and niple stimulation are both supposed to be the most scientifically effective. your hubby can do it and you can use a breast pump as well. walking can be helpful and possible lead to you water breaking.
I REALLY THINK BABY IS COMING BEFORE MONDAY! Sending you buckets and buckets of labor dust. At least you already know your baby has baked a full healthy brain and lungs. Longer in the womb like this is a great insurance policy on a healthy baby.
Post # 18
I hope you’ve got your baby in your arms now!!
Post # 19
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Sounds like you’ve done a great job of keeping bub comfy – hopefully soon! x
Post # 20
Baby??? I sure hope So! Can’t wait to see a photo of this little one who is keeping us in suspense.
Post # 21
Eek! Crossing my fingers for you.
Post # 22
True, castor oil may increase meconium stained fluid, although there’s insufficient good evidence either way. The risk of meconium aspiration syndrome in a baby that passed meconium in utero is about 4% (uptodate.com). As I said, castor oil certainly isn’t a first choice and not something I’d encourage, but some women would prefer taking that chance over a hospital post-dates induction with oxytocin. I’m not advocating either way.
As for nipple stimulation, that’s not something I would recommend. There’s no way to control how much oxytocin your brain will produce in response and it could lead to hyperstimulation (aka too many/too long contractions that cause reduced blood flow to baby and hence issues with baby’s heart rate). Just my opinion.
OP: hope you have your baby in arms by now and that you’re both healthy & happy!
Post # 23
go get a pedicure, if you can. or, have someone rub your ankles. there’s a pressure point around your ankles that can induce labor.
or, have some turkey. apparently turkey induces labor as well.
Post # 24
Sending lots of happy labour thoughts your way!!!
Post # 25
Hoping that baby has come or is on it’s way!
Post # 26
@abbyful: I was overdue 7 days, just hang in there! I was feeling exactly the same way you are feeling! Sending you happy thoughts for your labour!
Post # 27
*fingers crossed* keep us updated 🙂
Post # 28
Just now seeing this thread and hoping that you’ve either got your baby in your arms or at least on the way at this point! 🙂
Post # 29
Hope you’ve had your little one by now! So exciting!!!!!
Post # 30
I hope this mean you’re in labor/had your baby! Good luck!
Post # 31
I think she is too busy having her baby to comment now! that or she is crying over a slice of chocolate cake! I hope it’s the former, much as i love choclate cake.