Encouraging baby to come out - she did arrive!

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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Brigitte » 16 Jan 2014, 11:38

Mine were 40+8 and 40+13. Both times a good long walk (a good pace for an hour or two) definitely helped.

With the first, the long walk totally got her head engaged, I felt like I was actually sitting on her head for the rest of the day, and then I went into labour that night. With my second, I also had two sweeps, one at +11 and then again on her birthday at +13. Then the long walk got my random Braxton-Hicks contractions going into a nice and established labour.
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Twinkly » 16 Jan 2014, 12:42

You don't have to dtd. This is possibly tmi but I masterbated. Two hours later, contractions started!
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Lioncub's mama » 16 Jan 2014, 13:08

I'm not the best person to give advice as i went more than a week over both times, but each time i did go into labour following a sweep - apparently you sometimes need several for them to work.

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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby ToothFairy » 16 Jan 2014, 13:39

I was 40 + 16, 40 + 8 and 40 + 14.

Nothing worked for me, I tried pretty much everything. I'm afraid babies come when they're ready. I hope the full moon tonight helps.
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby A_W » 16 Jan 2014, 14:10

Have a rest. Don't panic. Lots of naps. I didn't bother with going on walks. I was too tired. My waters broke one night and then nothing happened. I rested all day and ate some nice food. Then as soon as my head hit the pillow that night, contractions started and he arrived 2 hours later.

So my answer is do nothing. x
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby qbm » 16 Jan 2014, 16:16

StJuniperWreath wrote:ETA: I've read that DTD has some science to it, unlike most of the old wive's tales. Something in semen... although I felt like it was my own hormones in my case. All through my pregnancy I'd have strong BH after every nursing session and orgasm. I felt like my body was ready but not quite sure how to start and that double-dose of oxytocin was the jump start it needed.


This but I seem to recall semen being ingested was more effective... :D

Twinkly wrote:You don't have to dtd. This is possibly tmi but I masterbated. Two hours later, contractions started!


And this didn't do it for me last time no matter how much I tried... :oops:
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Toasty Crumpet » 16 Jan 2014, 18:38

[quote="QuiteBigMincepies]

This but I seem to recall semen being ingested was more effective... :D [/quote]

Don't reckon DH will be that lucky!
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby mamapup » 16 Jan 2014, 18:52

Toasty Crumpet wrote:[quote="QuiteBigMincepies]

This but I seem to recall semen being ingested was more effective... :D [/quote]

Don't reckon DH will be that lucky![/quote]


Guess who came up with that little gem???? Could it have been a.....man?
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby SparklePetal » 16 Jan 2014, 19:02

I thought forum vibes were the only reliable way? <sends some quickly>
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Biddy » 16 Jan 2014, 19:53

mamapup wrote:
Toasty Crumpet wrote:[quote="QuiteBigMincepies]

This but I seem to recall semen being ingested was more effective... :D [/quote]

Don't reckon DH will be that lucky![/quote][/quote]

Guess who came up with that little gem???? Could it have been a.....man?[/quote]


Ewwwww that's disgusting. And yes I think it must've been a man who invented that little tale. Semen does contain hormones which can help the cervix thin and start labour, but the semen would have to be in the down-below region, y'know, where the cervix is.
So if you can possibly get yourself in the mood for lurve it might help.

I really sympathise as I was 40+10 with S and it was horrible. My labour started after I walked (quite far) to the chemist and back to buy some castor oil which was going to be my last resort. Thankfully I started labour that evening before I'd plucked up the courage to take any castor oil. By the way DON'T try castor oil, I've since heard all it really does is give you the squits really badly and it's agonising. It might trigger labour due to the bowel contracting but I wouldn't want diarrhea while I'm trying to give birth :scream

I would say chill out and relax. Probably the more tense you are the less likely labour will start. Lie down and do some deep breathing, maybe some visualisation? It might not do anything but it should help you relax a bit.
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby qbm » 16 Jan 2014, 20:11

mamapup wrote:
Toasty Crumpet wrote:[quote="QuiteBigMincepies]

This but I seem to recall semen being ingested was more effective... :D [/quote]

Don't reckon DH will be that lucky![/quote][/quote]

Guess who came up with that little gem???? Could it have been a.....man?[/quote]


Ha! Probably :D

Seriously though, I'm sure I read that whatever it is that is supposed to be absorbed is more effectively absorbed through the gut!
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby sabrina fair » 16 Jan 2014, 20:23

Well, DTD worked within hours with both of mine. Just sayin'.

Good luck!
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Toasty Crumpet » 17 Jan 2014, 15:50

The other thing that seems to work is posting a complaining self pitying post on the forum.

Matilda Rose was born at 6.27 this morning. Waters broke at 5.12 and contractions started shortly after. MW arrived just as head was born. No chance of getting in the pool! Delivering the placenta and getting stitches after seemed worse than the labour and delivery. Currently a very calm sleepy baby. Waiting to attempt to feed her again. Crumpet loves her little sister.

ETA, she's huge at 4.2kg. Much much bigger than her sister was. Already doesn't fit newborn clothes!
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby pimento » 17 Jan 2014, 15:52

Amazing news and welcome to the world, Matilda (love her name!). Enjoy your newborn snuggles :)
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Re: Encouraging baby to come out

Postby Cofa's Tree » 17 Jan 2014, 15:59

Congratulations! Love Matilda, it's on our short list as a middle name if we ever have a girl :)
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