Help? I don't want to be induced! Im 1 cm, 50 effaced, and the baby is at +1. How can I naturally start labor?
Topic: Help? I don't want to be induced! Im 1 cm, 50 effaced, and the baby is at +1. How can I naturally start labor?
July 17, 2019 / By Jerrie Question:
I am 39 weeks pregnant and I have had preterm contractions since July 23 and my cervix aren't moving a long. My doctor measured me today i am measuring out at 45 and I have only gain 18 lbs. Last sonogram I had they said my little girl is est to weigh 8 lbs and that was 2 weeks ago. I went to the doctor today and she asked me when I wanted to be induced. I asked her to let me go into labor on my own? Is there a way to start the progress? I have walked and had sex daily. What else can I do? I don't want to be induced because shes already a large baby and I know being induced increases my chances for a C-Section even more.
I have had a lot of back pressure for 2 days now. I am ready I just don't want to rush things just help things long if that makes sense.
Thanks for the answers. Today when she checked me she did something and said maybe this will help get things moving, but no contractions. She is not tell me what she was doing I do know she was pretty rough with me. This my 1 st and I do want her to be safe and healthy. That is one reason I didn't want to induce because I wanted to wait atleast another week until I am 40 weeks.
Best Answers: Help? I don't want to be induced! Im 1 cm, 50 effaced, and the baby is at +1. How can I naturally start labor?
Flora | 10 days ago
Not necessarily i was a week and a half overdue. My doctor had to break my water cause she just did not want out. If you have to be induced it is not as bad as you think. Relax it will be ok!
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Originally Answered: 3 cm 90 percent effaced, how can i speed up labor?
How far along are you?
I've been stuck at 3cm for weeks, and as far as I know there are no proven effective way to "speed" anything up. All of the supposed "tricks" don't work. If you decide to try any of them go with the safe ones, like walking, making love (if your OB gives you the green light), pineapple, primerose tablets (inserted into your vagina). Do not try castor oil, although some women swear by it, it is NOT safe.
Just let nature take its course. Even if you go into labor you can still have a c-section. If you let your baby go too long you could put the baby at more of a risk of complications. I had the same problem you are having...nothing seemed to be moving along. I was induced at 41 weeks and gave birth vaginally to a 10 pound 22 inch baby boy...with an epidural. As long as you have medication being induced is not that painful, is not stressful...only thing that is weird is you get the shakes from your body being in labor but you not being able to feel them...lol it was a weird feeling but anyhoo. Either way you are going into birth with a 50/50 change of C-section, so the longer you wait the more risk you are of fluid loss and putting your child at risk. If it was me I would want to go ahead and get my baby out to make sure he/she was safe. Either way recovery takes awhile...I delivered vaginally and it took a good 4 weeks for me to feel good again (slight tear and massive hemroids from pushing). My friend had a C-section and was up and going before I was. It is your decison though just take yourself and your baby into consideration and do what is the safest for the both of you. Good luck!
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If only there were an answer to that age old question. I've been induced w/ all four of my kids, all born vaginally w/ no trouble. my first weighed 8 lbs the other 3 weighed 9 lbs. and all on their due dates. Just relax, your body will go into labor when it's ready and that's just that. Most drs. won't let you go more than about a week over your due date so you may have 2 wks to go.
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This must be your first kid...
Keep up the walking...don't try the 'homegrown' ideas like castor oil unless you've got your Dr's OK...she knows your medical history.
Being induced is not the end of the world. The important part is getting your daughter out healthy and happy...in the end, how she got out is but a cog in the wheel.
Labour is going to be ridiculously intense and hurt a lot, whether you're induced or not.
If the baby was already 8 lbs two weeks ago, you could wind up having a c-section anyway if she gets too big for you to deliver safely vaginally...which is likely why your doc wants to induce.
I know several women who had to be induced to start labour, and they gave birth vaginally...I needed a top up of oxytocin halfway through to keep my first one rolling, and that was a vaginal birth.
Your body just might need the help to get things going...it's not a big deal, really, even though it feels like it to you right now.
Even if you do wind up having to have a c-section (what if she's not quite positioned right when you go into labour?), the important thing is what you get in the end, not how you get there.
And the stripping the membranes (see above)...worked for my sister. She had her daughter the next day.
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What your doc probably did today is "sweeping your membranes" and it does feel like a rough exam. You may not feel anything right away, but it usually does something in a couple of days. If you have a birth ball (the big exercise ball) sit on that, it will help baby drop down and put that pressure on your cervix to help dialation along, try to stay relaxed, stressing over when labor will start can stall things! Keep up the sex, and walking too...I'm sure your baby will be in your arms soon!! Best of luck!
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Natural Ways to Induce Labor Sexual intercourse - This works in two ways to induce labor. First, female orgasm can bring on contractions. Second, semen contains prostaglandins. Prostaglandins work to help ripe and soften the cervix. Nipple stimulation - Stimulating the nipples triggers the production of natural oxytocin. Oxytocin contracts the uterus. Accupressure - Accupressure may be helpful in inducing labor. Some pressure points you can try are the roof of your mouth, the webbing of your fingers between your pointer finger and thumb, and above the ankle about four fingerspaces above is a pressure point. Stripping the membranes - This can only be done by a health care provider. Your doctor or midwife will seperate the bag of waters from your cervix and this is thought to help encourage labor to start. Raspberry Leaf Tea - Rasberry leaf tea is not actually known for it's labor inducing properties, but it is believed to be helpful in toning the uterus and helping with labor. Cinnamin stick tea - Take cinnamin sticks and boil them into a tea and drink. It actually tastes good so even if it doesn't bring on labor it may help you to relax. Evening primrose oil - Evening primrose oil comes in small capsules similar to vitamin E. It is believed to help soften and ripen the cervix. Walking - Walking may help to get baby to drop into proper position. Visualization/relaxation - Relaxation can help with labor induction. Try doing relaxation exercisers. They are also good practice for when labor actually begins. Pineapple, cumin tea, eggplant parmesan, and spicy foods - are another thing you can try. Other methods we do not recommend for inducing labor Castor oil - Castor oil is also used for inducing labor. It tastes horrible! It is likely to make you feel sick and it probably won't work. Herbs - There are other herbs you can use to induce labor. Without consulting your doctor or midwife we do not recommend the use of herbs.
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Let the baby come on her own! If you're worried about the doc forcing an induction on you, 'sleep through' the next appointment. The baby will start labor when she's 'fully cooked' and ready to come out. Trust your body - it knows what it's doing. Interventions cause complications! The only thing I can tell you to get contractions going is to use a breast pump. It'll get contrations going, but if the baby's not ready she will not come, contractions or not. Inductions included! That's why the high c-section rate - the baby wasn't ready, so the baby didn't come. Trust your body!
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Have you asked if they can strip your membranes or maybe even just break your water? I know that would probably be easier than the pitocin. Other than walking and sex...I don't know. A friend of mine went into labor from chasing a rabbit that was out of its cage...I did with my first one by falling in the driveway. I don't suggest running but maybe jogging? And I certainly don't want you to fall but maybe plop down a little harder when you sit LOL just kidding...I really do wish you the best.
I had to be induced all three times with mine and I am really hoping I don't have to this time too.
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