Overdue?? top tips please put what worked for you here.

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  1. Natural mamma

    Natural mamma Well-Known Member

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    I have gone two weeks over with all four of my babies.
    1. TWIDDLE YOUR NIPPLES
    (for about 20mins it begins to hurt but sets off painful braxton hix which ripen your cervix and in one case with me set me off into labour and broke my waters.)

    2. CASTOR OIL yes i did it i went into labour the following morning. I took under advice from my dutch homeopathist at 42 wks, 15ml in a liittle fresh pineapple juice, i had a large an painless bowl movement but no pain or cramping, took around 8pm and woke up with mild contractions the midwife was due and examined me i was 3 1/2 cm dialted. So i found it very gentle and effective. And i didn't poo myself in labour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. SEX the emzymes in sperm eat away at your mucus plug. (put your legs up the wall afterwards to make sure it puddles around your cervix).

    4.PINEAPPLE.. eating plenty fresh pineapple does the trick as it has some chemical reaction in your body that produces oxytocin.


    WHATS YOUR ADVICE?????
     
  2. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    clary sage oil in your bath?
     
  3. happy-chick

    happy-chick Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing has worked so far :lol:
     
  4. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    1. TWIDDLE YOUR NIPPLES
    Rubbish... (I've done this every day since my consultant said lil miss is all ready to go, and i've been really nasty with em too.. and not a single bh... :( )

    2. CASTOR OIL
    Rubbish (tried it with Tia and it just made me vomit constantly and she still didn't arrive until T+8)

    3. SEX
    Rubbish (even the rough stuff from behind.. although it's great fun.. and a brilliant excuse ;) )

    4.PINEAPPLE..
    Rubbish... (also after an enormous economy sized tin of pineapple about a week ago, my heart burn has been 10x worse)

    I'm still here.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Also Curries don't work... I had one last night in the hopes that as the plugs gone I might encourage labour... But NOOOOOOOO ... nothing.. not even a twinge... also Long Walks... that's rubbish.. climbing stairs.. (I live on the second floor, no lift) that's rubbish...

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    I tried everything with Tia .. and she was STILL late.. In fact the night before she arrived was the night I said s*d it all, I wasn't going to try anything anymore...

    Babies come when the want to... and theres nothing anyone can do if they just don't want to.. :rotfl:
     
  5. kitten1102

    kitten1102 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with midna and squiglet on this one, nothing really works... i tried everything: walking up and down the stairs, HOT curries, pineapple, sex, squats (to help push bubs into the pelvis), long walks, driving over speed bumps and down bumpy roads...

    NOTHING worked, except the threat of a stretch and sweep when i was 6 days over!!! :rotfl:
     
  6. Natural mamma

    Natural mamma Well-Known Member

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    Ahh well didn't work for you girlies....but hey everyone is different.....

    I definitleyl had undoubted success with the first two as i described....

    us ladies will try anything it seems

    Me personally to save being induced artifically with chemicals in hospital when you want a home birth (had this with first and ain't doing that again NIGHTMARE).
     
  7. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Apparently just the treat of induction works quite well... I know loads of people who get their induction dates booked and pop before then.. I know I did.. :) ...

    Ooo I forgot bum shuffling down stairs... jumping up and down... pushing down on the bump... shouting at the bump to come out.... and trying to give yourself your own personal sweep.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Yes I've been busy :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  8. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

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    nothing worked. Both mine were term +10 :roll: :shakehead:
     
  9. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    Nothing.

    Baby comes when baby is ready. End of.

    I know how frustratiing it is though :x
     
  10. annem

    annem Well-Known Member

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    :rotfl: i live in a 3rd floor apartment with a lift and stairs (don't know if people use the stairs :think: ), i don't know what the neighbours would think if they saw me!!
     
  11. fothers

    fothers Well-Known Member

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    I have tried practicaly all of the above over the last week and nothing has worked so I am just going to wait and try and be patient now 8) :rotfl:

    Not sure how high my patience levels are though....
     
  12. Tangerinedream

    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

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    Too much pinapple BURNS your mouth :x
     
  13. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    I think things work on how ripe your cervix is - you may as well try these things as theu dont hurt.

    Sex got imogen going, but it had to be very vigerous and i had to be on top, has worked both times!

    Never tried the pineapple though or castor oil
     
  14. leighannex

    leighannex Well-Known Member

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    i personally think, nothing works.
    if do something and happen go in to labour, i think just down fact you was ready to go in to labour.

    nothing worked for me.
     

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