Tips on dialating:0)

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Tips on dialating:0)

OK,
Lets here your success stories on dilating!
I need tips:0)
What should I be doing:0)

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Well, to dilate, you need contractions... lol I've never heard any dilating tips, but def. tips for bringing on contractions and labor!

The most direct dilation helper is to have DH leave a progesterone deposit on your cervix... HAHA! :getiton:

Otherwise, lots of physical activity and cleaning, especially down on your hands and knees...
There are herbal tinctures, but I'm definitely not an expert in that realm, so I'll leave those to others to suggest.

Good luck!

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My goodness ? I?m on the other side hoping that I?m NOT dilating LOL! I?d rather baby stayed IN for longer than 37 weeks!

Things that have ?worked? (unfortunately) to dilate in the past (hence DS1 and 2 born at 37wk and 37wk5d). Would have rather they stayed in for longer since they required a LOT more help and had BFing issues, rather than DD who was full term:
1) Keep working full tilt
2) Have too many things to do and try to get them done
3) Worry about deadlines that you desperately need to keep
4) Have your other kids be little rascals and not listen - ever
5) Don?t get enough sleep
6) Plan to be pregnant at least full term if not 2 weeks beyond
7) Don?t have your work stuff organized for going on mat leave yet
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Send out invitations to a sit down dinner at your place for about 20 people!

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EPO--evening primrose oil I usually take 1 orally 3 times a day and then insert two vaginally right next to the cervix at night (I poke holes in the capsules to help the oil get out). Sit on the exercise ball all evening after the kids go to bed while folding laundry, watching TV, etc.

The most direct dilation helper is to have DH leave a progesterone deposit on your cervix... HAHA!

This always helps too! Wink

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I think the exercise ball is a great idea. I have one that I need to pump up and I think I will start sitting on that much more to help with gravity and baby positioning, etc.

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"gardenbug" wrote:

Send out invitations to a sit down dinner at your place for about 20 people!

HAHAHAAHA!!! PERFECT! I was hoping I'd get some fun answers!!!! Awesome.

"Sweet Pea Twins" wrote:

Well, to dilate, you need contractions... lol I've never heard any dilating tips, but def. tips for bringing on contractions and labor!
The most direct dilation helper is to have DH leave a progesterone deposit on your cervix... HAHA! :getiton:
Otherwise, lots of physical activity and cleaning, especially down on your hands and knees...
There are herbal tinctures, but I'm definitely not an expert in that realm, so I'll leave those to others to suggest.
Good luck!

HAHA, Yes, I am def. having a lot of contractions. They stop me in my tracks some times:0)
I about died laughing at the DEPOSIT!!! LOL! That is the funniest!