I know everyone says it helps with getting labor going but I've also read some thigns that say it doesnt make a difference. thoughts? experience with it helping/not helping? I have wanted to for a couple weeks, but have been so uncomfortable I havent even wanted to attempt it. Now Im at the point that the uncomfortable/exhausted feeling is being outbeat by the want for things to get started (esp when the drs weren't sure I'd even make it this far)...... (I'd like to avoid an induction if possible) Just looking for thoughts...
I always do it a few times a week at the very end... I personally think it does help to soften the cervix and get things started. With my first dd I think that was the thing that put me over and finally started labor. It was right after dtd that I got a big glob of bloody show and the next afternoon I was in labor.
I tried it at 6 and 8 days overdue last time, but still had to be induced at 11 days over. So for me, it didn't work - but my body was not doing anything on it's own, so there was nothing to "kick start".
This time we didn't DTD since about 39 weeks.
I know some people swear it worked for them, but I think it's the same as anything else - can't hurt to try! Or can it?.......LOL.
My doc told me to DTD if we (I) felt up to it because, yes, it can help soften the cervix but if I am not ready to begin labor, it really won't help. Eh, DH took it as "game on" so I we have DTD a few times. It hasn't helped progress me passed the 1cm dilated I have been for the past two weeks!