Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Drastic Measures



I guess Zoey wanted to be a July baby. . . At this point, I'm feeling more disappointed and depressed just waiting and waiting and waiting. My doctor in Utah would not have let me go this far. Whatever. I can't do anything about my doctor but I've decided to take matters into my own hands.

Today, I'm taking drastic measures. So I am looking for any ideas to get me into labor! I don't think I will do the castrol oil, yet. That really grosses me out just thinking about it.

Any other ideas, lay it on me! I'll even keep you posted after I try each one.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

It only takes 1 TBLS of castor oil...mix it with orange juice and you're done! (Of course, this is all second hand information...never tried it myself)

Andy Porter said...

the doctor uses a crochet hook to break the bag of waters. Maybe ben can practice his hand at this. When the waters start flowin the hippy will start goin. I mean delivering but it didn't rhyme.
Joe

Alisha said...

I would advise against trying to break your water yourself. new studies show that there is a new hormone when your baby's lungs are ready and that is what starts labor. Wait it out. and when you can't wait anymore, go for a LONG walk. p.s. my sister in law did castor oil, and it didn't help. she still didn't go into labor for another week.

Andy Porter said...

just in case it wasn't clear, I was being sarcastic about breaking your own water.
Joe

Ben Porter said...

Great! Now you tell me Joe! Someone get a mop over here! Actually, I've heard that Bungi Jumping works great. Short labor too.

hanndallfam said...

Is there a mountain trail nearby? Hike up it...and then back down. We did this as a family outing last summer and I went into labor about 5 hours later. Something about the downhill really felt like it would be effective. Good luck!

Valerie said...

Don't worry Joe, I don't take anything you say seriously.

justamom said...

Supposedly the magic words are, "Doctor I am having a lot of physical discomfort and pain"