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post #41 of 50
let's not forget that female orgasm aside, the ingestion *achem* of prostaglandins has been shown to be more effective than topical application.

ok.

hee!
post #42 of 50
Since you are only 25 weeks, something that I tried this last time was 5W. It's a combination of herbs that you take the last 5 weeks of your pregnancy. With my first I was a week past due and induced and I really didn't want to be induced again. This time baby was born 4 days early and I had a wonderfully easy labor and delivery. I'm not sure if it was the 5W or my just my body being more ready since it was the second time around that caused baby to be born early, but it's worth a try anyway.
post #43 of 50
Blue and Black cohosh worked for us at 42+ weeks-
post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wasabi
RRL does help tone the uterus. It won't hurt but it might help later down the road.

What type of red raspberry leaf tea can you use? Is it store bought? I notice they have it in the store but it just says raspberry tea and such. Is that the same thing or is it a health food item?
Thanks for all the wonderful replies!
post #45 of 50
I started using EPO both ways the day before my due date. I didn't know to break the caplets before inserting them, though. I didn't go into labor until I was five days past due and had a 56 hour labor with really high blood pressure and had to be induced at a hospital instead of having the water birth I wanted at a birthing center.
I am going to let nature take it's course this time because I have no way of knowing whether I forced contractions upon myself when my body wasn't ready.
People complain about the intensity of being induced, but after being in labor as long as I was, I was ready for things to pick up, and I didn't really notice an immediate change in the pain of the contractions.
Oh, and can you believe my midwife told me to go home and have sex while in labor? That was the furthest thing on my mind, but someone mention sex at 41 weeks, and I didn't have a problem with it (while not in labor ), but I really didn't like anything but the spooning (side by side) position.
post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by Momamia
What type of red raspberry leaf tea can you use? Is it store bought? I notice they have it in the store but it just says raspberry tea and such. Is that the same thing or is it a health food item?
Thanks for all the wonderful replies!
I did get mine at a health food store but you can also get it online. Mine is prepackaged into bags but you can also buy it loose which might be cheaper. It is definitely on the same as raspberry tea. That tastes good this does not. :LOL
post #47 of 50
My OB recommends "hair of the dog" aka lots and lots of sex

He (a father of 6) thinks that what got you into the the situation is the best to get you out. Provided both partners are willing. I told DH he owed it to me and he needed to just suck it up and do it - willing or not.

Makes me think of the Friends episode when it was time for Rachel to have her baby.
post #48 of 50
I was following this thread a few days last week while waiting for my baby to arrive. I was a few days past my due date. A friend of mine booked a pedicure for me at a local salon. She had heard that there were some pressure points in your calf/foot that help to bring on contractions. Since I was already 3+ centimeters and completely effaced, I decided it was worth a try. The woman who did the pedicure knew what I was referring to and gave me a little extra massage. I went into labor that night. I'll never really know if that is what worked, but I did start having contractions- though irregular- that afternoon.
Good luck!!
post #49 of 50
Re pressure points I had a prenatal massage when I was 36 weeks. Since I was full-term and had the go-ahead from my midwife I let them do the pressure points. I did have some contractions but didn't deliver for four more weeks. I think like all of these things nothing's going to work if the baby isn't ready.
post #50 of 50
What does the vodka do?
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