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Doctor insights on: Can A Bumpy Car Ride Bring On Labor

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Can a 30 min bumpy car ride for a pregnant woman be bad? As in would it possibly cause the onset of labor due to bumpiness?

Can a 30 min bumpy car ride for a pregnant woman be bad? As in would it possibly cause the onset of labor due to bumpiness?

Premature labour: Extremely unlikely that a bumpy car ride could precipitate premature labour.

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Can masturbation bring on early labor?

Can masturbation bring on early labor?

It may in some: It may induce contractions in some but not always and not for every one.

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Does reflexology really bring on labor?

Unlikely: While some practitioners utilize reflexology for this purpose, there is minimal evidence that stimulation of this type can produce labor.

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Do balsamic vinegar help bring on labor?

Do balsamic vinegar help bring on labor?

No. Old wives' tale.: There is no known food that is proven by good studies to induce labor. See http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/131285-foods-can-induce-labor/ Interestingly vinegar may help with weight loss and possibly lowering blood sugars. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/

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Are there any activities or hebal medicine for example that can be done at home to bring on labor more quickly?

Depends: If you are term > 37 weeks then regular sexual intercourse can be the most normal, natural method to bring on labor. Get clearance from your doctor that knows your medical history. Should there be not contraindications to doing so this would be the best method.

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Can green tea bring on labor?

Can green tea bring on labor?

Not usually: Raspberry tea has been used to bring on labor, but not specifically green tea.

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Do you believe orgasms can bring on labor pains?

Yes: In fact, in france, nipple stimulation is frequently used to try to induce labor. Nipple stimulation tends to cause uterine contractions similar to an orgasm.

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If my husband and I have sex will that bring on labor if i’m pregnant?

If my husband and I have sex will that bring on labor if i’m pregnant?

Unlikely.: Intercourse is safe throughout pregnancy for the vast majority of women. It can cause cervical ripening and some uterine contractions, so avoid it if you are at risk for preterm birth, or have a placenta previa. In most other cases, there is no reason to avoid sexual intercourse during pregnancy, if you feel up to it.

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I passed my due date can I pump my breast to bring labor on?

I passed my due date can I pump my breast to bring labor on?

Induction of labor: Breast or nipple stimulation causes a release of oxytocin which may bring on labor by causing uterine contractions make sure that if you try this yo. U are close to the delivery facility.

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I am 37 +1 wks & have been in prodromal labor since 33 weeks. Also been sitting at 3cm and 60% since then. Would a sweep bring on active labor?

Possible: Sweeping the membranes at term is appropriate and can sometimes help to start labor, but generally this is not recommended until 39 weeks since the baby can still benefit from brain maturation within the womb for another two weeks! Be patient and labor will come.

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My daughters 37 1/2 weeks pregnant. Will castor oii bring on labor for her. She's been contracting mildly for couoke days now.

NO: But it can cause a lot of bowel cramps and discomfort, she may or may not be in early labor, she can try walking but nature will have to take it's course, if she gets more uncomfortable or her water breaks she needs to call her OB right away, and if she gets to 39 weeks and is not in active labor, if she were my pt would offer to induce her as u can do an elective induction at 39 weeks.

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I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

Wrong diagnosis: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or allergies. It need not be caused by bacteria. What you describe sounds more like a contact allergy as infections do not resolve and recur like that, allergic rashes do. Get a new opinion.

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I'm a first time mom, can bouncing on a yoga ball at 38.5 weeks pregnant help bring on labor if baby hasn't dropped much?

Feels good: Probably not but it feels good on the back and is quite popular with women late in pregnancy or in early labor.

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Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

It can: Breast and more specifically nipple stimulation can be used to stimulate labor. It works for some. This should not be done without getting clearance by the doctor taking care of you. It is important to verify that you are a candidate for this before undergoing this procedure.

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Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?

See answer: Swallowing cum, no. There have been no scientific studies done that show evening primrose oil serves as a cervical ripener. All of the evidence pointing to the efficacy of evening primrose oil as a cervical dilator is anecdotal in nature. Also, no medical or scientific evidence that shows evening primrose oil to be either safe or unsafe. Best advice is to never attempt to induce labor on your own.