What is your self-inducing success story? I am curious what put you into labor!

Nicole M 2 likes

My first pregnancy, about a week before my due date, I tried some Castor oil and chased it with root beer. At my appt earlier that day I was 2 cm and figured I'd try for the hell of it. She came 7 hours later. I was only in labor for 4 hours

Jordan C 0 likes

How far along are you?

A E 1 like

I was a week over due but the day of, walked like crazy in walmart. Sure enough I was having contractions but didn't know it

Danielle A 1 like

NIPPLE STIMULATION! Breast pump before bed, then my husband rubbed and played with my boobs through the night... I had my strongest early contractions when he did that. Another great way to get that oxytocin flowing is to cuddle, so we cuddled all night that night... Couldn't have sex because my water had ruptured already but I hear that works nicely because orgasm is a huge release of oxytocin, and the prostandglins in semen soften the cervix. Labor is so sexy, lol.

Nixon's M 0 likes

Jordan I'm 36 weeks right now but due to my husbands work schedule were trying to get him to come before my due date which is June 13

Penny L 1 like

I had to work. So I was being as active as I safely could be. I think that helped induce me, was walking often.

Chasity H 1 like

I went to bww and got some hot hot wings and came home and ate pineapple and had sex and she was coming an hour later

Jordan C 0 likes

Try to make it as close to 40 weeks as possible. Your baby is still cooking and needs a little more time šŸ’—

Aimee A 0 likes

Well, I worked every single day up until I had my daughter. I work with toddlers, so I was VERY active. At 38 weeks + 5 days, I was 2 cm dilated. So starting then I ate lots of pineapple and spicy food and did lots of walking. The day I had my daughter, exactly one week later, I worked 10-6 with contractions. When I got out of work they got really strong. I got to the hospital at 7:50 and I was fully dilated and her head was already coming out. 20 mins later my beautiful baby girl was born!!! šŸ˜Š

Kelly K 1 like

Nipple stimulation! But read up on it if you're going to do it. Only for 5 minutes per nipple. If you contract, you should stop during the contraction.

Kelly K 0 likes

Also, you should wait until at least 38 weeks to try anything.

Everleigh's M 2 likes

I was 39 weeks. I got home from a long day at work & my bf massaged my inner thighs for 30 mins. My water broke 30 mins later.

Ashley M 1 like

Painting the baby's room put me into labour!

Jackie M 1 like

Sex the night before woke up to spotting and contractions

Marina 1 like

Walked outside for 2 hrs! I was 2 days past my due date

Nixon's M 2 likes

Okay what is with you few moms telling me that I need to wait to try anything? It really gets on my nerves. Obviously I am not going to try to give birth right now at 36 weeks. You don't my situation or why I am asking this question. I appreciate everyone else's answers:)

Kelli M 1 like

I tried everything. Walking, spicy food, fresh pineapple, a massage, squats. I finally gave up and then my water broke the next morning lol

Kelli M 1 like

I got the same feedback with people telling me I needed to wait. Someone even made a separate post ranting about how mothers need to do what's best for baby and wait for them to come naturally. It really upset me. Don't let the judgement get to you. Just relax and do what you think is best. Good luck!! šŸ˜€

Nixon's M 0 likes

Thank you Kelli Mac!!!

Nixon's M 0 likes

It's not like I said I was going to start doing these things right now. It is for future reference

Ashley S 2 likes

I am a week ahead of you and I may try some of these suggestions next week! Most of these sound pretty natural and harmless. Eating, sex and walking šŸ˜‚

Chasity H 1 like

I went into labor at 37 weeks and my baby is just fine. My doctor actually induces at 39 weeks if you haven't went into labor yet. He says once you get to 36 weeks it's ok to have the baby because they are fully developed after that they are just getting bigger

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