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What can I do to speed up labor at 40 weeks?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I have no signs of labor starting. I've been walking, eating pineapples, drinking raspberry leaf tea, and nothing helps. I can't have sex because my husband is incarcerated. I haven't lost my mucus plug and when they checked my cervix at 36 weeks and 3 days I wasn't dilated at all. My next doctor appointment is on Tuesday. What else can I do?

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I'm sort of curious why your doctor hasn't seen you in almost 4 weeks. Usually from about week 36 on, the appointments are once a week. Honestly though until he's checked you again, to see if the baby is turned, and if you have started dilating, you really don't want to do too much else. Since if your body is ready to deliver, it could cause complications.

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your are right she should check with a doc if she is not going into labor the doctor will help her with artificial pain to deliver the baby keeping the baby that long can definitely cause complication
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She sees me every week but i'm not sure why she hasn't checked my cervix. I'm sure she will check it Tuesday but I don't feel as if my body is getting ready for labor. All i've been having for the past day or two are what feels like really bad period cramps and a few lower back pains.
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If you've been having lower back pains and cramping, then you are probably getting ready to go into labor pretty soon (possibly even before Tuesday). If you notice the cramping starts to get regular - you might want to start timing them to make sure you aren't actually in labor.
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To speed up labor at 40 weeks, you can take castor oil as it brings on intestinal cramps and even diarrhea which are known to stimulate the uterus. You can also eat spicy food and lots of it as the are known to speed up labor.

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Uhm, this is a weird one, but sex can speed it up.

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yes your right and having sex before labor makes the baby delivery more easier
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Ha, yeah, so, if the hospital will let you I guess, go for it, right? lol
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spicey or heaty food crabs fish etc also castor oil also works

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Walk. Just walk around.

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I walk every night for about 30-40 minutes. Should I walk a little longer?
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