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Is it ok?And what can I do to get my cervix to come down?Im 80%thinned
-2 ,3 cm...Well the -2 was 2-3 weeks ago..I c doc weneday to get my membranes stripped...
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replied November 6th, 2005
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Hot baths are a no-no any time during pregnancy! It may make you feel good and relaxed but it also warms you up and causes your body temp. To raise. Which is very similar to having a fever and as we all know when you heat up so does the baby and it can cause damage to it's nervous system or even fetal death. A "warm bath" will be fine but one where the water is hot to touch and you have to ease into it to get used to it is a don't. As for trying to get your cervix to come down try having sex or exercising. Good luck with the baby.
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replied November 7th, 2005
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Go for a walk, have sex, I drank castor oil (it did nothing, well I took it sat and went into labour the monday after-so???)
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replied November 8th, 2005
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ryansmommy16 wrote:
hot baths are a no-no any time during pregnancy! It may make you feel good and relaxed but it also warms you up and causes your body temp. To raise. Which is very similar to having a fever and as we all know when you heat up so does the baby and it can cause damage to it's nervous system or even fetal death. A "warm bath" will be fine but one where the water is hot to touch and you have to ease into it to get used to it is a don't. As for trying to get your cervix to come down try having sex or exercising. Good luck with the baby.


ditto--i heard the same thing, if its so hot we have to ease into it--too hot for the baby.
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replied November 9th, 2005
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39 Weeks +
I'm due tomorrow, I just got out of a very warm bath (not so hot that I had to ease in) warm enough to be too hot for my 2 and a half year old to get in too, which annoyed her no end.

Anyway, I didn't go into labour or anything.
I've been drinking rasbeery leaf tea for ages, switched to rasberry leaf capsules last week, and started drinking cumin seed tea almost hourly since yesterday. I've been taking evening primrose oil, and even putting a couple of capsules internally to help soften my cervix- big fat nothing all 'round. I've blisters from walking, my nipples are nealry falling off with all the stimulation i've been gicing them, and I think i'm getting arthritis in my thumbs and forefingers from the same, my husband is exhausted (not to mention winded) with all the sex, my mouth is raw with eating fresh pineapple, and i've got a stomach and fanny full of everything i've read that will help bring on labour.
I don't know what i'm more tired of, pregnancy or home remedies !!!!!!
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replied November 9th, 2005
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Ooohhh that is so sad. It will be over soon, and youll have your little bundle. Good luck hunnie--hope its tomorrow.

God bless
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replied November 9th, 2005
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Good Luck
I remember those days wanting to try everything to go into labor I don't think anything works you just got to let your body do its own thing you will have a baby before you know it sleep while you can! Lol I know its hard with the back pains ect but try. Good luck!
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replied January 5th, 2010
Hot baths at end of pregnancy
Umm hot Baths are Very bad Near the end of the pregnancy because Bath water ... Dirty water could get in there and cause infections ! thats what happend to me and i had to get an emergancy c-section
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