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Will napping delay labor?

I am trying to progress labor as I'm 39 weeks and have been having contractions for 3 days. I'm so tired I was thinking about napping but since walking and gravity helps labor would napping delay it?
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Napping won't delay labor, if your tired its good to rest
6588814 tn?1391015002
Being exhausted or tired can actually delay labor. Its a lot of work and your body knows!
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Get rest and nap
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Thanks ladies. I'm so ready to get him out I don't want to do anything to delay it, but I did take a nap!
7363921 tn?1390339335
Resting could help your body relax and make the contractions come on stronger.
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