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How can I induce my labor at 37 weeks?

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How can I induce my labor at 37 weeks?

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3 years ago
I am 36 weeks pregnant and my doc said at 37 weekks the baby is considered full- term, so I want to know since I will be 37 weeks next week how can I induce my labor. I dnt want to go my whole 40 weeks, at least 38 weeks. So can somebody please help me, I heard taking hot baths can induce it, but how often do I have to take them?

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3 years ago
I tried all kinds of things to induce my labor because I was miserable and at 37 weeks 3 days my little guy was born.. I went walking alot around both our walmart and kroger that night and then came home and we did the lots of nipple stimulation and had sex and something out of that worked.. My contractions got stronger and he was born the next day.. oh another one of the things that we read and tried.. my bf rubbed icyhot on my lower back not sure what is was suppose to do but it was one of those things that I read online and we did.. cant promise anything but something out of that worked for us lol good luck =)
3 years ago
Trying to jump start labor usually doesn't work unless your body and baby are already getting ready for labor. With my son I think I just about walked myself to death and it didn't work. The thing with sex is that semen contains oxytocin which is the hormone that causes contractions. I would say its safe to do any of the stuff that maddison09 suggested but that doesn't mean your body will be ready. Or your baby for that matter. Doctors aren't always right about our due dates so I honestly wouldn't want to induce that soon. I read somewhere that the baby's brain is what gets labor started. I hope you get good results and everything works out for the best! Good luck :)
3 years ago
walk, walk, walk. and i drank red raspberry leaf tea the day before i went into labor. maybe that helped but i cant be certain.
3 years ago
sex!waalking, swinging, bouncing on your birthing ball, all that kind of stuff can jump start it, but can also dangerous. your baby will come when he/she is ready!!!
3 years ago
y not just wait out the extra 2 or 3 weeks?? its healthier for your baby...just sayin :)

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