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Asked by claudinehenry

Q: Hi I'm just past 40 weeks pregnant, and have no signs of labour, second pregnancy.

Hi I'm just past 40 weeks pregnant, and have no signs of labour, second pregnancy. I've been having a lot of pain for the last 2 days, coming and going, I've had no show yet, no other signs that I might go into labour soon, only extreme pain in lower back, groin area, ect. Baby is very active. I've called my obgn they didn't say anything helpfull. I'm realy confused, and realy starting to get stressed out, I don't want to go to hospital, if it is not necacary becuase were using goverment-state hospital, with is a dreadfull place to be unnececary

This question was asked Jan. 6, 2015 10:00am
Category: Labour & Delivery

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Answered by fanny-melly - Jan. 7, 2015 7:11pm
Don't worry every baby needs time and when he/she is ready he/she will come. For both my pregnancies I went 10 days over and it was normal. Good luck!

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Answered by Papas~Mama - Jan. 6, 2015 6:02pm
The pain that's coming and going is definitely a sign of labor. Those pains are most likely contractions! Like Dientje said, try sex, semen is a prostaglandin which is proven to help soften the cervix. Nipple stimulation is also excellent at strengthening and causing contractions since it can create the hormone oxytocin in your body. Before you do it double check how long you're supposed to do it cuz you're supposed to do it for a little while then take a break, but I'm not sure of the appropriate amounts of time for each. From the sounds of things you're already in pre-labor so I bet either one or both of those things (sex and nipple stimulation) would help you out a lot. Good luck, you'll see your baby soon:)

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Answered by Dientje - Jan. 6, 2015 12:03pm
Hi there,
Please don't worry too much! You're barely past 40 weeks, and up until 42 weeks is a normal, term pregnancy. So you still have 12 days, at least where I come from. I am not sure where you're from...

But I do understand that you are concerned, especially if you prefer not to go to a hospital.
Having pain can be a good sign, it might indicate that something is going on.
Unfortunately there is not much you can do to help.
For my first pregnancy I did some research on the most effective way to start labour, and there a very few things that actually help. One of these things is having sex. And it is the sperm that matters most, apparently it contains a hormone that might help getting delivery started, but ONLY when baby is ready for it as well.
For me it helped great :) I delivered the next day, at 40 weeks and 4 days.

I hope things will start soon for you, all the best!


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