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Hi im 38+3 only 1 week n 4 days to go  n i was wondering what can i do  to start my contractions  cuz i really dont wannna have a cesarian  and my doctor already  said that if baby is not born  bfore the exactly 40 weeks  shes gonna do a cesarian on me  cuz she cannot induce me  
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Why can't she induce you?
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If you want to try to JumpStart labor here are some things. Drink lots of prune juice, evening primrose oil ( you can either cut a gel capsule and put it in your ladies part or rub oil on the cervix everyday) this helps to ripen the cervix. Drink raspberry leaf tea. Cinnamon tea. Cumin tea. Ginger tea. Nipple stimulation. Lots of sex. Castor oil. Walking, squats, dancing etc. Yoga ball (you bounce up and down in it while sitting and its supposed to help baby descend down). Spicy foods. Lots and lots of fresh pineapple. I heard if you make pasta with lots of basil and oregano that helps. Membrane sweep. That's all I can think of for now.
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She cant induce me since i already had a cesarian with my first daughter 5 years ago  n  i told her i wanna try to have it normal  n she said it was ok   But  that if i didnt start labor on my own she couldnt induce
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And thanks  ima try  all of that lol  ill let u know if any works for me
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My mom had a cesarian with me. Then had 3  vaginal labors with my siblings. You can do it. :) some of those things won't work but some might. I took castor oil my last pregnancy and that put me into labor. There's a lot of controversy in it. Prune juice is safe and I'm going to do that this time in place of the castor oil. Its way more mild, I'm gonna do that and spicy food and a membrane sweep lol
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I really hope  i can have a normal delivery   Tho i am kind of scared lol cuz with my first kid  i had no pain  at all lol  but yeah  ima try everything posible  =]
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Fresh Cumin tea worked for me, but not to scare you it hurt a lot more than my first and sadly in my last contractions my bady turned his body with a contraction... I was very painful. A few friends say staring labor on ur own hurts a lot more. Idk
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