What do I have to do to get to four?

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What do I have to do to get to four?

I have no idea whats safe and whats not. One of my friends wants me to take castor oil. I said No way Jose! Eggplant, I might try. I read Black Cohosh but then I read it can cause diarreah and with chrons disease I wasn't sure I wanted to try anything like that. My friend swears I should take red rasberry leaf tea capsules (unfortunately I couldn't find any at CVS). I've gone walking, we've tried nipple stimulation, I'm having contractions on and off but they don't seem to be going anywhere. I'm tired and ready and full term on Wednesday. Bring on Shawn/Sean/Shaun. Theres still some debate as to the spelling.

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There is nothing you can do to bring on labor unless baby is truly ready. ((hugs))
I'm feeling pretty done thanks to the PUPPS and thanks to Zoe dropping so far down that if she goes any lower she'll be out of my vagina. I'm just keeping up walking, having sex, using EPO vaginally (helps cervix but won't cause labor), drinking red raspberry leaf tea (tones uterus, but won't cause labor), taking vitamin C (a necessary vitamin for oxytocin which causes labor), and taking my prenatal. She'll come when she comes. Castor oil cleans you out which can sometimes stimulate labor to start, but if baby isn't ready it won't do much but make you miserable on both ends.

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I don't need labor... I just need to get to four cm by Friday... Sounds odd but if I'm four, she'll allow me to go to L & D for the delivery. So EPO vaginally? Does it help just ripen the cervix or does it help open it up? How often? Vitamin C... good to know. DH doesn't want sex :(.... Doesn't make me feel fantastic about myself.

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I was going to say sex. I asked my doctor how I'm dilating with no contractions (I'm 4 cm today) and she said prostaglandins. DH and I haven't DTD in what feels like forever, so I guess our bodies produce some, but semen has it-and it would be deposited right at the cervix, conveniently. Sorry he's not interested...I'm sure you could convince him!

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EPO is supposedly to ripen the cervix. Can be very helpful for those who have scaring on the cervix. It didn't do much good with my son, but always worth a shot (which is why I'm trying it again).

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I'll get some tonight. Thanks.

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dont take him not wanting to dtd personally. my dh was the same way. it wasnt that hes wasnt attracted to me... he loves it when i'm pregnant. his thing is that he doesnt want to be the one to cause me to be in pain... or the baby to come. Its a mind set thing more than anything else. Hang in there, and sending you losts of dilation vibes Wink

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Good luck, sending you dialation vibes.
I have been up the half the night with loose bowels and now nausea too. Nausea on Sat night too a bit. I don't know if it means anything is approaching or not. Not even having my regular BH I was having every night a month ago. Couple times of period like cramps bloating type feeling low and baby pushing on the front of my pelvis. Completely closed yesterday at my appt though.

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Sigh.... Are these kids ever gonna come? I mean don't get me wrong, I'm not anxious for diapers and sleepless nights and colic and gas and screaming babies for no apparent reason..... But I'm so ready for his foot to be out of my gallbladder, to stop having constant contractions and to have him in my arms even if he's only peaceful for five minutes a day.