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#1 of 5 Old 05-19-2005, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have any suggestions for me? Last night contrax were 45 min apart but I have not had any today. I am about to go on another 2 hour walk.

Any other suggestions to get labor going?
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Well first off, drink A LOT of water to help replinish your fluid... nipple stim in the shower in 10-15 min. spurts...or better yet, do you have a breast pump? Or are you still nursing? Um, you could try some cohash tinctures if things don't get under way, blue or black cohash, or both... Do you have a birth ball? You could bounce. Meditate good, strong contraction vibes. When you do have contrax, embrace them, mentally wish for stronger ones... Sending you labor vibes...

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Labor often starts at night because we are more relaxed, perhaps try some relaxing measures like a warm bath, a nap, listening to music, massage etc and allow yourself to relax for a few hours, then start up again with some of the measures Annakiss recommended.

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If you try all of the mentoined and wanted to get more "aggressive".. you could try an enema.. I t hink that would be a little gentler on your body than castor oil......

that's the only other thing I could think of!

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BTW, this is the best site I've found listing the possibilities for getting labor going. http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/natinduc.html

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