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Q&A: 40 weeks + and lost my mucus plug 4 days ago how can i speed this along?

11 September 2010 14 Responses

Question by Lillie A: I am so tired of being prego. my contractions are not coming and ill be 41 weeks in 3 days what can i do to speed this along. My mucus plug has been coming out for the last 4 days is that normal?

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  • .Laura. is due on friday! said:


    yeah mines falling out slowly too!
    i have no signs of labor either. i hate when ppl say this to me but i guess its true..babys come when they are ready

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  • Gail D said:


    These are all signs that your body is preparing for labor. It will be soon now. Labor signs below. Most healthy babies are born 10 days after the estimated due date. Speeding things up is risky for both moms and babies. G

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  • Kris H said:


    I was told sex makes you go into labor. I get induced so its set up so I don’t go over. But I asked an EMT how to speed it up and sex is what I was told. Hope it helps.

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  • elaeblue said:


    Yes its normal.

    Walk and then walk some more then once you catch your breath take another walk. You might try sex – a lot of people swear it works.

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  • Lou said:


    Yea its normal. You can walk try nipple stimulation. Stuff like that but most the time nothing works till the baby and your body are ready. But if you go to 42 weeks your doc will induce. Good luck. Congrats.

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  • My3Boys said:


    Walk! Take a cell phone and some water and go for a vigorous walk, head to the mall, a walking path, whatever. Get a real sweat going…you’re veeeerrrrryyyyy close. Very. Not long now.

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  • Julie said:


    i feel really bad for you. i am only 37 weeks, but i am so over being pregnant. i pray i do not go over! i hope you have your lil one soon! at my lamaze class, the teacher said that it can take a while to lose it or you might not even notice losing it. she said every one is different. good luck to you!

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  • Tammy E said:


    Try walking It help a friend of mine

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  • momof3 said:


    walk walk walk is the most natural way t obring on labor. when women come in to l&d they have them walk to help progress labor

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  • katie said:


    lots of sex , walking, and if you have an exercise ball sit and bounce a lot. theirs a hormone in sperm that make you dilate. when i bounced on my ball i dilated 2 centimeters in 1 day.

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  • Scottishgal610 said:


    I hear walking does wonders.. and also sex. give both a try. I am 35 weeks pregnant (almost 36) and am anxious on my baby’s arrival. I think i would get so irritated to go over. good luck and congrats.

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  • SexyArmyWife said:


    just relax. sex, cleaning the floor on your hands and knees are the two safest things, and by all means NOOOOOO castrol oil!! that will just make you poop during labor!!!

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  • Mumof4 said:


    3 out of 4 of my kids arrived at 42 weeks (and the third at 41 weeks) so I can understand your frustration.

    My advice is to go for long walks, eat lots of fresh pineapple and have lots of sex (both the pineapple and sperm are supposed to soften your cervix).

    I would not recommend castor oil which I tried and didn’t work for me (and was the most vile substance you can imagine!)

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  • mummy 2 Mia said:


    Have sex…the semen help thin out your cervix and an orgasm cam help kick start contractions.

    I walked around my breakfast bar for 3 hours straight while reading a book when i was due. I went into labour right on my due date 4 hours later.
    I would only ever advise you to do that if you were due…but seen as though your overdue..i would go for it. You really have to try it!!

    Try them both..i swear by them!!

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