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Natural Ways To Induce Labor At 37 Weeks
Anxious 4 labor: Since we do not know completely what triggers natural labor to begin, it is difficult to give advice on how to quicken its appearance. Your cervix is very favorable for natural labor to begin soon but you can be dilated, as you are, for a number of weeks. Staying physically active is your best bet. Sexual activity makes the uterus contract but it doesn't seem too successful in starting labor. ...Read more
Unfortunately none: Your best bet is to keep active and take walks. Talk to you obstetrician and if you are seeing a midwife, you might want to consult with an obstetrician now. Your obstetrician can induce labor medically if desired. The risk of fetal harm increases a lot after 42 weeks. ...Read more
Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time. ...Read more
37wks&2days 80% effaced & 3-4cm dilated first baby -2 to -1 station sched. Induction @ 39 weeks what can I do to go in active labor want to go naturally?
Patience: Let mother nature do her work. Your body and your baby know when it is the right time to go into labor. There are more and more studies every day about more problems in 'early term babies' - those born from 37-39 weeks. You are not even due yet. I know you are very uncomfortable and want to meet your new baby, but the baby likes it where he or she is right now, so let them stay where they are! ...Read more
How many castor oil capsules do I need to take to induce my labor at 40 weeks? I'm scheduled for induction and would rather labor at home.
Cholestasis of pregnancy - are there any alternatives to inducing at 37 weeks? Can you wait till proper full term of 39 weeks by monitoring baby often?
Balance: There is always a balance to consider in these situations. Not all babies give clear indications on the monitor that something is wrong, and stillbirth, when it happens, happens mostly without warning. You can talk with doctor about your specific situation, as well as the risks of prematurity at 37 weeks. Typically, the balance at 37 weeks lays with inducing labor to prevent stillbirth. ...Read more
Trouble controlling preterm contractions mid 30 weeks. Baby measur good w/ efw 3lb 10oz. Likely to make it to term? How will this change prenatal care
Once considered full term in pregnancy, can I try to make myself go info labor? Like natural ways. I.E the over-the-counter tea that is said to help induce labor
There are ways: I've seen the ads for the otc, too. It's not clear what the ingredients are or if they've been studied. However, several physical methods exist to naturally stimulate prostaglandin release at term. Intercourse, orgasm, and nipple stimulation can all help in inducing labor. Your doctor can "strip your membranes" (stretch your cervix) in the office. Enemas and lots of other remedies are useless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Labor induction depends alot on the exact situation. If your doctor felt that the risks of continuing the pregnancy outweigh the risks of induction then an induction is the way to go. In general inductions lead to longer labors with higher c section risks. That depends on the starting cervical dilation though. Again if there is a complication then for baby's safety induction is often needed. ...Read more
Intercourse: Hi! three centimeters is great! the best way to safely induce or encourage maybe is a better word labor at home is intercourse. The semen contains prostaglandins in small amounts. Prostaglandins are what providers use to induce labor in some cases. Put your baby-daddy to work! if your water breaks though, then stop and call your provider. Good luck! dr brown. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant 30 percent effacement and stationed at -2. Can this tell by when my delivery will happen.
Continued pregnancy now at 7 weeks after a failed abortion at 5 weeks using cytotec (misoprostol). What are the possible effects to the baby when born?
Had cerclage stitch at 20 weeks for 1cm cervix length, will i be able to carry baby until at least 30/32 weeks. ?
37 wks pregnant & not dilated. Trying to avoid 2nd c/s in 2 weeks. Can nipple stimulation help? Is it dangerous to try this? Anything to do to dilate?
Patience: There is nothing that is recommended or effective for induction of labor at 37 weeks. I understand that you want to be in control of your pregnancy, but this is one of those things that is best left to natural processes as much as possible. Hang in there and let the baby develop. Nipple stimulation is not dangerous, but likely will not be effective. ...Read more
What does cervix soft, 1cm long, closed. -2 mean at 40 weeks pregnant? Can this change and I still go into labour naturally without being induced?
Not quite ready: 1 cm means the cervix is only open 1 cm - has to get to 10 cm to deliver the baby. Long / closed - means the cervix has not softened up yet. -2 means the baby's head is still pretty high up in the birth canal. 40 weeks - full term! Natural labor is definitely a possibility ...Read more
40 weeks pregnant with second baby and trying to avoid induction. Doctor says they schedule inductions at 41 weeks. How to avoid I have no complicatio?
Standard practice: Standard practice these days to induce at 41 weeks, given that the risk of stillbirth goes up significantly after 41 weeks. I've heard all manner of homeopathic methods for inducing labor including, nipple stimulation, castor oil, swimming in pool, having sex with husband, spicy food, massage under the calcaneus bone on your ankle. Sadly, there's no data for any of them. Be safe, listen to doc. ...Read more
Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more
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