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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Natural pregnancy induction tricks?



Okay, I know they say baby will come on his own and all that crap but you know what I am DONE. D O N E! And the way I look at it is that if it works then its meant to be and its time, right? Right!

So here I sit drinking raspberry/cranberry juice with a (real) raspberry tea bag steeped in it for maximum raspberry effect. I am having some good contractions but nothing that I know it moving anything or going to produce a baby.

So my question is, what worked for you? Have you heard of a good remedy that supposedly works? The only one I am not willing to try and report on is the Caster Oil. But really who wants to hear all the nasty goings on of my bowels... oh wait... but really, I don't want to share! Otherwise, I will try most anything and report back on well, if it works. :)

So ladies and gents (what did your wife/sister/mom do) get those natural induction remedies coming! I want to have this baby. :)

Soon!

(disclaimer: I realize that none of these remedies are without a possible side effect and that my baby will ultimately come when he comes, whether that be now at 37 weeks and 3 days or at 43 weeks, due to a trick or tip or not.)
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13 comments:

Geneva said...

DON'T DO CASTOR OIL!! All it will do is make you sick and then dehydrated. I hear there are things a massage therapist or chiropractor can do, or you could try acupuncture...

Jaimey said...

Nope, no C.O. Its yucky and while it works sometimes (what doesn't?) Its nasty side effects out weigh the positives. :(

Its just me said...

Oh Jaimey....I sooo know where you are at and how you are feeling. at 37 weeks though, you still have some time. So I will share some things with you trusting you will wait till your dd before you try them...lol...ya right.
I tried the castor oil...yuck. and didnt work. My midwife also suggested havin sex 3 times w/i a 24 hr period. The hormone in the sperm helps get the contractions going. It got mine going, went to the hospital only to be sent home,they stopped.
Your disclaimer said it all girl. They baby will come when God says so and not before.
Patience in this time is greatly needed. Having gone through this 3x, I can relate to the "IM DONE" mentality. I will be praying for you my dear.
Lisa :0)

Karen said...

Hormones released during sex and found in semen are supposed to move things along. Good luck.

Ahmie said...

Hon, it's red raspberry *leaf* tea, not red raspberry tea or juice, that gets the uterus doing the jig (not just in pregnancy, some women have to avoid it when they're TTC because it can bring on a period possibly triggering a very early miscarriage, in women who are very sensitive to it). Hope you just mistyped, or that at least the juice/tea tasted good.

Trish said...

I actually did the caster oil three times and it worked all three times. My doctor with Trae told me about it, if the baby is ready it will work if the baby isn't it won't. I mixed it in a bottle of juice oh but the first time I did it was at night, that was the only mistake I made. Baby came the next day.

spideybrian said...

Hi! You don't know me, I just saw your post title on the side of my friends blog and wondered what comments people have put. I tried hot Thai food (only gave me diarrhea), Peppermint tea (I heard it works better than raspberry, but it did nothing for me). Finally, I went running for 30 minutes. If you can't run, walk as hard as you can. I also had sex with my husband and lost my mucus plug that night, the baby came 2 days later.

As already stated, it only works if the baby is ready, but these things should get things moving in the right direction.

If you're really desperate, just ask you OB to be extra rough when she checks to see how dilated you are next time, that has also worked for me...Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

http://www.scalinis.com/Bambino.htm

A delicious way to try.

Jen said...

My friend swears by primrose oil tablets. She inserted 2 into her vagina and within 12 hours delivered her son. Her midwife told her about it.

Anonymous said...

after Christmas shopping worked for me. cal came 3 days later :) Hope he comes soon. I WANT TO HOLD HIM!!!!! how was Christmas? Did G like the car track?

Corie

embee said...

i second the evening primrose oil tablets, they have the prostagladins in them that help the cervix to dialate.

acupuncture, however, WORKS! there is an acupressure point in your hand that you can use to try to encourage contractions without going full-on with acupuncture. it is right in between your thumb and the rest of your hand. it is the spot, when you put your fingers straight and closed together, that is raised right after the "crack" where your thumb meets your hand. massage it for a few minutes and it will encourage contractions.

PBrown9624 said...

I was watching something on TV. I think it was "The Doctors" They said having sex close to your due date will help to bring on the contractions. Something about hormone in the semen.
Good Luck!

eireann said...

no idea as tk came in her own time after my water broke. i just wanted to say, hang in there! i remember how bad those last couple weeks sucked. i can't wait to see pics of hotdog!