(Closed) Old Wives Tales on How to Induce Labor – Special Conditions

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Walk, walk, and walk some more. This is what everyone told me when I was tired of being pregnant. I will have to ask my mom and get some more for you =)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I thought I’d heard somewhere in the past that sex helps bring on labor? I’ve always wondered about that, though. Is it dangerous to have sex past a certain point? And I agree with the walking. I think lots of walking should help! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My family swears by eating Kraft mac and cheese with A-1 sauce. Just make yourself a bowl and pour some A-1 on top. Totally random,  I know. 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve heard walking, spicy foods, sex … but one of my friends tried all of those (she went hiking in the foothills four days after her due date, ate ethiopian food for three days running, and, well, she spared us the details on the sex front, but assured us they had “tried everything”) and still had to be induced 10 days after she was due. 🙁

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Great, so go for a long walk, have sex and then eat Kraft Mac & Cheese and I bet that’ll do it! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve heard that playing/rubbing/whatever with your nipples can help stimulate labor. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wasn’t there an episode of friends about this? lol I think she ate spicy food, drank some kind of oil (I want to say castor oil but i could be totally wrong… lol), had sex, did the walking thing.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

@TheFutureMcBride: Well and better to feel/be proactive than not, right? It’s not as if any of those things would be harmful to Wombat! (Well, maybe the friends thing about drinking castor oil!)

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There’s a restaurant somewhere in one of the southern states that makes eggplant parmesian that made it to Good Morning America because pregnant women go there ALL THE TIME to eat it and it “induces” labor.

Now, I know you aren’t in the South (and besides, I can’t remember the restaurant, let alone the state) but it’s worth a try.  If you can stand eggplant parmesian, lol.

I’d recommend getting it from a restaurant, instead of the frozen food aisle, simple because it’d have a better chance of being authentic and labor-inducing compared to something that’s been processed.

good luck!!!!!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ddw: fwiw, castor oil did NOTHING for me (one more reason I despise my cousin….), didn’t even induce what it’s supposed to cause.  (It’s too gross to even comment on here, lol).  

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