Waffling.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Waffling.
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 12:22pm

I've rescheduled my acupuncture appointment for 10 December, which is spot on 37 weeks, with the intention of having an 'induction'.

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Registered: 08-04-2004
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 3:24pm
Well give yourself a little more time. The accupuncture could help or could not. I think if you are uncomfortable DO IT. it's hit and miss so it's worth a shot. Plus if it does put you in labor then at least it would be natural labor. I would wait one more week or two after the tenth for better results.
HTHs!!!

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Registered: 11-05-2004
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 4:10pm

Sorry you're feeling this way. I say, IF baby is ready then trying to help her/him along will work, if she/he is not ready you wont go into labor. Either way, I don't think you can force baby out unless you have a c-section or something. If baby and your body are not ready, things will not happen.

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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 4:14pm

I had a "promote labor" acupuncture treatment today since I'm due tomorrow~ so far no big changes! I'd say go for it if it feels right and you could always change your mind and get an acupuncture treatment with a different focus, right? I think if your body's ready when you go in, the treatment will help, but I don't think it'll force things if your body's not ready. Good luck with whatever you decide!

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 6:28pm
I'd probably wait til 39 weeks personally...37 seems a bit early, but it is definitely a personal decision. I think if you aren't feeling 100% about it, it might be better to wait...even if it is just another week...kwim? Hope you find peace with whatever you decide!
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Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 10:32pm

The problem with 39 weeks is that it's Christmas Eve -- my acupuncturist definitely won't be in that day!

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:03pm
I think that kind of "induction" is substantially more natural...
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 2:08am

My sister did acupuncture too to induce but she didn't do the full blown acupuncture induction.

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