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Ive heard it can bring on very painful contractions so just be careful
ya, I've heard things before that have prevented me from trying this...
From what I've heard and read, it a) can cause longer, harder contractions, and b) has to be done for several hours a day. So my opinion...NO THANKS!
I stimulate mine all the time... never by myself, either...
Oh, wait- I'm only 30 weeks... doesn't count yet, does it?
Nipple stimulationSome women massage their nipples as a way to induce labor. This stimulation brings about the release of oxytocin, which is the natural form of pitocin. Oxytocin causes contractions, which sometimes evolve into labor.Most practitioners are not enthusiastic about this method of inducing labor, because it has been known to lead to excessively long, strong uterine contractions sometimes resulting in fetal heart rate slowing. Unless your practitioner advises it and is monitoring your progress closely, nipple stimulation is not recommended as a means for beginning labor.