What are you going to do to help labour happen?

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by lauralou, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. lauralou

    lauralou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just interested to hear what you are all trying/ going to be trying?

    Today I began with half a pineapple haha...... Thursday il be 37 weeks so I'm more than ready now!

    Any funny ones you're going to try? Xxx
     
  2. kim88

    kim88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    0
    At the moment in having a cup of raspberry leaf tea a day and bouncing on my ball but as soon as i hit 37 weeks Il be trying everything!! RLT, bouncing, walking, pineapple, curry, anything else i can add to this lol xx
     
  3. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    So far ive tried:

    RLT 2 cups a day
    RLC 3 caps a day but from yesterday 6 caps a day
    Pinapple & core juiced
    sex... :roll:

    and so far 10mins on my ball and got bored haha! xx
     
    #3 babyslog, Jun 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013
  4. Missbatesy

    Missbatesy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sex & bouncing are the two I'm hoping will speed things up haha! I've told my partner we need to "do it" either every two days until the baby's here but so far we've done it everyday (even though I'm not in the mood lol!) I killed the mood a little last time after lying there when we finished and said "come on soften it up!" - he looked at me like I was mad haha!
    I want my baby now, pregnancy is too long winded!x
     
  5. 5Element

    5Element Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Ladies!
    I have never heard that pineapple speeds things up?! How does that work? Good to know when the time comes.................:lol:
     
  6. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its the core thats the best bit it contains proteolytic enzymes. Spose to bring on labour. But u need to eat like 8 pinapples in one go for it to kinds really work.. so they say! lolol.

    I could only manage 2 and then i got real bad acid reflux and a lovely loo trip lmao x
     
  7. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. SeonaidMac

    SeonaidMac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pineapple fresh pineapple that is not tinned contains bromelain which is meant to help soften the cervix xx

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
  9. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. 5Element

    5Element Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    I LOVE pineapples but I am not sure I could manage 8 in one go. Think the sex bit is abit more fun than trying to get 8 pineapples in an already huge bump!!!! Thanks ladies! :)
     
  11. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,430
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm on my ball all the time anyway but my bouncing has definitely become more aggessive haha.

    Also got some clary sage oil that midwife reccommended bathing in to help start things off.

    Other than that I'm gonna have a nice hot curry Friday night and see of that does anything x
     
  12. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wish i wasnt such a fanny when it comes to curries lmao! my fav is korma, but ill stretch to a tikka if i HAVE to lmao.

    thats all i can manage!!! :shock: xx
     
  13. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,430
    Likes Received:
    0
    Haha, I always have a tikka masala but the place up by me you can ask stuff to be spicier so ill just be having a hot tikka masala so it'll taste roughly the same lol x
     
  14. kim88

    kim88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im rubbish with hot currys but got a night out with work planned to a Indians next week so might be daring haha x
     
  15. lauralou

    lauralou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    0
    X
     
    #15 lauralou, Jun 17, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  16. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,430
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got Clary Sage from Holland & Barrett. Midwife said she swears by it when doing home labours that are starting to stall so it must be worth a try! It doesn't smell very pleasant but you can mix it with lavender oil if you have any and it makes it better x
     
  17. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ohhh might try this clary sage oil. Not heard of it before!

    Damnit i was in H&B Sat and it was one 1 get 2nd half price and i didnt bother getting anything else just RLCs.. wish i new about this! xx
     
  18. lauralou

    lauralou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    0
    So is that stuff best to be used nearer 39-40 weeks or are we ok to use it now? Suppose if we are classed as term by 37 weeks then it's all ok to be used now then? Well, Thursday for us!

    Just found this..... A percentage of babies born at certain weeks, it's an old study but quite interesting!

    37 weeks - 5.69%
    38 weeks - 14.36%
    39 weeks - 21.56%
    40 weeks - 32.44%
    41 weeks - 14.65%
    42 weeks - 3.40%
    43+ weeks - 0.13%
     
  19. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh i just found a forum on google with women moaning that they went overdue and clary sage oil did sod all for them...
    Its only a few quid on amazon but like almost a tenner in H&B...

    Maybe i should give up and just let me arrive when he wants.. I think thats whats guna happen anyway! how every much i try.. :( boooo! x
     
  20. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,430
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah once you are "term" then you can use it so I'm just waiting til Thursday. I've read loads of really positive things about it and it frightened my OH a bit (we bought it at 35 weeks) so its been hidden away as apparently just inhaling it for some people can bring on contractions haha.

    Once Thursday comes this little boy isn't gonna know what's hit him lol. Don't get too comfy Harrison!!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice