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#1 of 6 Old 03-26-2008, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, im determined not to go too far 'overdue' because last time i did, and ended up on pitocin. Yesterday was my 'due date'. Here's my plan- walk tonnes every day, drink more rasberry leaf tea, start taking evening primrose oil, eat wheat germ (vit e is good for the placenta), do some acupuncture every second day.

Then, if nothing by the end of the week, ill start blue/black cohosh,nipple stimulation, have membranes swept next Monday (one week past due date), tho i'd rather avoid that.

What do you think?

Last night, i had alot of braxton hicks contractions which i dont usually have-i thought to myself, lets go into labor tomorrow, say around 12? I just want to avoid the stress of being 'overdue'. I mean, am i just too well nourished?

Come on baby, be ready to be born!

Also, i have my medwife prenatal appointment today. That means sitting around all afternoon on my ass, only to be told 'we'll have to induce you', but of course, no recommendations for anything useful like acupuncture.

Im also seeing a midwife and preparing for homebirth, which the clinic doesnt know about, because i started it late. Im half inclined to miss my medwife appointment today (shes only going to stress me out,and tell me my baby is going to die), and go on a very very very l ong walk instead.

some more of those contractions please!

what do you think? anyone else in my position here?
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it all sounds fine... just don't wear yourself out with the walking... it hasnt' actually been shown to help at all.

Personally I'm a bit hesitant about trying to start labour with the cohoshes. I'm taking the homeopathic versions rather than the teas. The homeopathics are a bit gentler.
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Eat eggplant parm mama!! Everyday!!
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and eat pineapple.
Good luck!!

Betsy, mama to Zane 4/12/05 and Cade 3/5/08
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Hehehehe....I'd probably skip my appt with the medwife. Stress alone can delay labor so if you are already feeling anxiety, she isn't going to help lessen it.
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