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#1 of 7 Old 02-18-2008, 10:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have any good tricks to get labor started? I'm 40+ weeks and am ready to get the show on the road.

I'm taking 3,000 mg of Evening Primrose Oil, plenty of walks and exercise, spicy foods, sex, squatting and sitting on the birth ball.

Is there anything else I can try?
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fresh pineapple and sucking your thumb. Not at the same time though! There is an accupressure point on the roof of your mouth. Also near your baby toe and in the webbing of your hand. (same one for a migrane, if you search accupressure points I'm sure you can find something online to help you)

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Basil and oregano added heartily to your food can help too.

Know anyone with a trampoline?

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Instead of sucking on your thumb, use dum dum lollipops! They are the perfect size and taste better.
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Know anyone with a trampoline?
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nipple stimulation

mommy to Christopher 2/29/08
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sex, nipple stimulation, having an orgasm.

chiro adjustments (specifically a point on the crease of your butt).

acupuncture using pressure on the trigger points.

pre-natal massage using pressure points...web of hands, near the ankle, couple of points on the feet, inside top of shoulders

lots of walking, squatting, movement to get the babe in a good position.

spicy foods?

black and blue cohosh.

castor oil.

some of these are more invasive than others and some probably wouldn't work if the babe wasn't really ready.

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