In the last month of pregnancy, I almost every minute counted minutes before the birth of my baby. In the days before the birth, the relatives simply bored with their statements: You should have time to give birth! Now, remembering this, I smile.
A week before birth, I went to the antenatal department, and the most fun last days of my pregnancy began there.
How many people – so many opinions
At the last doctor’s appointment in the LCD, I was discharged to hospital for antenatal care. Frankly, I did not want to go to bed in advance at the hospital, and I did not know how to beat this situation. My friend, at that time mom of two children, told me in between times: In order not to go to bed tomorrow at the antenatal hospital, you have to leave tonight with contractions to the maternity hospital.
I understood perfectly well that this is a crazy idea. How can we plan and speed up the date of delivery, if it practically does not depend on us.
But this idea still did not give me rest. I decided to read information on this issue on the Internet. I want to immediately say that you should not be too serious about this topic, then we will not focus on drugs, but on simple and harmless grandmother’s methods.
The first method I decided to try on myself is spring-cleaning or Cinderella syndrome. Many sources claim that physical activity in the last weeks of pregnancy can accelerate the date of delivery. I washed all the appliances, floors and tiles, cleaned the closet and pantry. By evening, there was no strength at all, but I did not feel any signs of a soon onset of labor.
In the morning I went to the antenatal department anyway. There were many pregnant women in the maternity hospital, and almost all of them had the same gestational age. In the process of dating, as is usually the case, I asked them if they know about methods that can bring the date of birth tested on themselves closer. Then from the future roommate I learned about the second method of accelerating labor – taking a laxative.
There is an opinion that the reduction of intestinal muscles contributes to the reduction of the uterus. As it turned out, she, too, did not want to go to the antenatal department beforehand and drank castor oil. The night, of course, was sleepless, but the birth did not begin.
Another neighbor mentioned the third, probably the most pleasant method that helped her friend – this sex or husband therapy. She also read in the women’s forum that the male seed contains prostaglandins, which soften the cervix. In the evening there was a husband therapy, and at night her water broke. Maybe just a coincidence, and maybe this method really helped her.
The most ridiculous and probably absurd method I heard about was about painted camel. The essence of the method is that the future mom needs to draw a camel as she sees it and imagines it in her head. This picture should be put on the threshold and step over it as often as possible. It was not possible to try this method on myself – at night I was taken away with contractions to the patrimonial department.
As much as I would not like to bring the date of birth closer, our daughter was born at exactly 40 weeks. I realized that the child decides when it will be ready for birth. You should not accelerate the date of birth, it is better, on the contrary, to enjoy the last pregnant days. And as my good friend once said: do not panic, you will soon give birth, no one has remained pregnant anyway.
Do you think it is possible to approximate the date of delivery? And you yourself tried to speed up the date of birth?