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    Anybody used this method to induce? What has been your personal experience with it?
    When should you start?
    How exactly have you been instructed to do it? I think in my Bradley Class I was told 5 mins on one side, then 15 mins off, then switch sides, but I can't remember.
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    I used nipple stim to get my labours going with #2 and #3.

    With #2, I was already having many contractions that had a 'labour' feel to them. But they were irregular and refusing to get more intense. So I got out the electric pump and used it on one side at a time. 10 minutes on, 2 or 3 minutes off, then switch sides. With Mallory it took an hour of the pump to get the contractions coming every 4 minutes regularly, and stronger. It was 3 hours later that she was born.

    With my 3rd I was at 41 weeks and not having contractions at that point. I'd had a good night's sleep though, and decided that it was a good day to birth. So at 7am I got out the breast pump and within an hour of the same regime as above, I had mild contractions coming every 4-5 minutes. After that hour I took a break from the pump and chatted with my neighbour. Contrax were negligible while chatting. Then my mom called to make sure I wasn't in labour so she could go to a wine festival. That's when my water broke.

    I ended up using the pump (10 minutes on, 5 off) to get labour rip-roaring again. It worked awesome and my baby was born after 6 hours of active labour.

    I think that the pump will only work if you are otherwise almost ready. If things get too intense then you can always just stop the stimulation and rest.

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    Ditto I think it will only work if you are pretty much on the edge of labour anyway. Being that I nursed my DD a few times a day all through my entire pregnancy and I didn't go into labour until my water broke. But even then, it was awhile (15hrs) before real labour kicked in. Though I do credit nursing my daughter for her nap to labour kicking right in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    Ditto I think it will only work if you are pretty much on the edge of labour anyway. Being that I nursed my DD a few times a day all through my entire pregnancy and I didn't go into labour until my water broke. But even then, it was awhile (15hrs) before real labour kicked in. Though I do credit nursing my daughter for her nap to labour kicking right in.

    Oh I will never forget the look on your face as you came downstairs after nursing V. LOL, only an hour later we met Fiona
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