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I can't seem to dilate to 4 cm!!! All I need to do is get to 4 and I'm having a har time!!! It was soooo easy to get to 3. Someone please help me figure out ways to help get me there, break my water, or get stronger contractions please!!!
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Don't try to break your waters!
Bouncing on a labor ball
Walking up and down stairs (with a partner)
Scrub the kitchen floor on all fours
Anything that gets your pelvis rocking :-)

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Nipple stimulation worked well for me.

 

My midwife rubbed castor oil on my cervix during my first labor that was very slow to start.  It pulls the blood to the area.  After that my labor actually kicked into gear.


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Oxytoxin is the released by the brain which brings on labour. It is also the hormone of love and it is released during sexual stimulation, if you get my drift.


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Could bouncing up and down on the edge of my bed do about the same thing as bouncing on a yoga/birthing ball?
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Could bouncing up and down on the edge of my bed do about the same thing as bouncing on a yoga/birthing ball?

 

It can't hurt.

 

Devilish had a great suggestion.


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Okay cool. Also my midwife said she's gunna strip my membranes on Monday. How well does that work? Do you know?
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Well, how far along are you?  I'm not generally in favor of stripping membranes.


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If you are at least 40 weeks, you could try accupuncture.

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