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Ready - October 11th, 2005 10:27 AM

Just wondering if anyone has tried brown sugar and it has really worked. They say half a cup of hot water and four big tablespoons of brown sugar. let it cool and drink it. I tried it and I will let you ladies know if it works for me.


jen - October 11th, 2005 11:39 AM

I tried it yesterday, they say it takes 48 hours to work. I have been having a little back pain and some cramping, we will see what happens and I shall let you know.


NG - October 11th, 2005 7:52 PM

Worth a try, I love the tase of brown sugar


jen - October 12th, 2005 1:29 PM

Well it seems to be working, I lost mucus today and have had some cramping and I saw the doc today and he said the baby has dropped even more, he said it could be a couple of days. yeah. Pray for me, that he comes soon. Good luck. NG


Robin - October 20th, 2005 11:51 AM

Hi jen I iwanted to know if it worked for you.


kim j - October 20th, 2005 12:17 PM

i willbe trying this... hope it works for all of us. i am 37 weeks but measuring 41 weeks. they say baby is healthy and ready to come but they will not induce. i was thinking about trying the rasberry tea and evening primrose.. any suggestion???


lisa - October 20th, 2005 2:09 PM

i tried it over a week ago, it was gross and didnt do anything, im 40 weeks on sat and still preggers!


Jen - October 20th, 2005 2:17 PM

No It didn't work for me, it started to< you know the whole braxton hicks thing. But I have heard it works for some. Rasberry tea and evening primose do not start labor, if anyone drank the tea and labor started it was just because if was there time. Rasberry leaf tea and evening primose are taken to help ripen the cervix, to prepare you for labor. You can take evening primose starting at 36 weeks, Not before you don't want your cervix to ripen to soon. 1-2 a day after 38 weeks 3-4 a day and one can also be inserted into the vagina at the cervix at bed time. Then there is castor oil, survey say anywhere from 2tbls to 2oz in OJ. The odorless, tasteless is not so bad. But this too will not start your contractions unless baby is ready. It causes your bowels to contract which in turn causes your uterus to contract if you are ready, if not your going to be sitting on the pot or hovering over it. Then Theres the fresh pineapple not canned contains something to help bring on labor. Walking. marching up and down stairs, Sex, which contains prostglandin (not sure on spelling) Which does pretty much the same as primose oil, just stronger. It helps to ripen the cervix. They say after sex lift your hips into the air to make sure it is hitting your cervix. Nipple stimulation or orgasms which produce oxytocin. With the nipple stimulation a medical website said it only really works to make contractions stronger when the are subsiding, other wise stimulate them for more than 15 min every hour for several hours and it said even that is proven not to work. Then there is an enema, stripping or sweeping the membranes. Ladies I have been dilated at almost a 4 and over 50% effaced for more than 5 weeks, I have tried it all. I honestly believe now that no matter what you try, it will only work if the baby and your body is ready for it too. Give up on these home remedies, relax get your mind off of it don't let it stress you out and he/she will come. I guess I gave up knowing that I only have 5 days left. Good luck ladies


jamie - October 21st, 2005 2:01 AM

I tried it yesterday. OOOOOW!!! It was worse than casor oil, which I did w/ my first, (and it worked, but maybe I was just ready.) Soooo grose, and nothing happened. Oow, Oow, Oow...


suzan - October 21st, 2005 9:38 PM

hey what is it supposed to work for? inducing labor? just curious


daisy - October 23rd, 2005 4:31 AM

Well even if these methods dont bring on labour at least it keeps us occupied, so today ill try the brown sugar, attack the poor man sleeping upstairs who's trying very hard to aviod sex with this now very large lady, go for a walk, have a hot bath with clary sage oil and gobble a handful of raspberry leaf tablets !! Let yo uknow if any joy, good luck ladies xx


NG - October 24th, 2005 7:31 PM

I have tried the brown sugar and it did not do a thing apart from raise my sugar levels and than drop them fast so I felt like crap. I am taking evening primrose tabs 3x a day I have read that they help to enface. I have tried walking and have been drinking rasberry tea from 30 weeks.
How are you Jen ? has anything worked?


lisa - October 25th, 2005 1:59 AM

ive tried the brown sugar thing twice now, last night was the last, im 4 days overdue but nothing seems to work. ive been taking rasp leaf tea since 33 weeks 3-4 cups a day 2 times rasp leaf tablets since 3 weeks ago per day, evening primrose oil 1-2 1000mg tablets daily, inserted them into vagina at night too several times, ive been taking caulyphyllum (blue cosh) on recomendation on my midwife, 3 times daily tablets, walked, had sex, ate hot foods, used castor oil (just gave me diorreha and sore bum, ive eaten two pinaples in a day, a bag of licorice, hot baths, clary sage oil in bath and massage into bump with plain oil, nipple stimulation........ i could go on, i still keep trying though, im so tiard of being pregnant and want to meet my baby, its got to be ready by now...... any more ideas????


Jodie - October 25th, 2005 4:45 PM

I have heard of another way, apparently the hormone that ripens the cervix that is in semen is 10 times more effective if taken orally, i have not tried this method yet but if this baby is not here by next week i may just get desperate enough to try it, something my man is looking forward too


daisy - October 26th, 2005 9:55 AM

yes i've heard this and made the mistake of telling the other half, like you i'm going to wait till next week before taking this drastic action ! Nothing else seems to be working xx


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