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41 weeks pregnant, no labor, advised sex, Milk of Magnesia. Any other ways to get labor ?

I m 41 weeks pregnant and was just curious what I could do to help get labor started. I have been told walking, and sex (but the baby is so low that sex is almost impossible). I ve also been told to take Milk of Magnesia, is that safe? What are some other ways I could bring on labor? I ve been medically induced one before (this is my 4th child) and I had an awful reaction to the Pitocin and would very much like to avoid medical induction.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Since this is your fourth pregnancy, your uterus may react very quickly to pitocin and this is not advisable. If your Bishop's score is suitable you may be induced with cervical prostaglandin gel. Stripping the membranes sometimes accelerates the process of labor. Purging is not advised, but you can have a laxative or glycerine enema done with care. Walking is also good. It would be better if you deliver before 42 weeks. Please consult your doctor for further advice. Good luck.
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