I'm 38 weeks pregnant and need to go into labor

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and need to go into labor. I have scoliosis so the bigger he gets the more back pain I have. My doctor recommended that I do physical therapy, but with my busy schedule I just don't have the time right now. I'm dilated at 2 centimeters and effaced at 50%. I know you can't really rush things but I want to know if there is anything that I can do to help scoot it along faster. My back pain is getting worse and I start my days at 4 a.m and usually end around 10 p.m. So if there are any suggestions they would be very much appreciated.​

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    10/15/13
    oh Tanee!! First of all my great congrats to you with your future happy event - you are going to meet your baby so soon!
    And for the second I would like to tell you - dont be afraid, we know it's not easy, but you can go through it!!
    Would you try aromatherapy? Like lavanda smell, sandal ... It can help you to go through pain with no harm to pregnancy.
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      10/15/13
      8Theresa Gould
      Congratulations and welcome! Sorry to hear you are suffering from back pain. It's too bad you can't take your doctor up on some physical therapy. You might find some relief to help you through the next couple of weeks.

      I guess since you still have two weeks to go your doctor isn't open to striping your membranes, eh?

      There is a homeopathy remedy my midwife gave me to get my labor going but I don't know enough about it to share anything more about it.

      Keep us posted!
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        10/15/13
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        10/18/13
        8Theresa Gould
        Eggplant! I remember now being told that too! Yes, and sex, I think it's the oxytocin released in orgasm that triggers labor though, if I remember correctly.
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          10/16/13
          Amanda Hurley
          Hi and welcome Tanee. With my oldest daughter, I was told by a midwife to use raspberry leaf tea. Also I have heard that the massage of the foot helps as well.
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            10/18/13
            Thank you everyone for all the advice. I have heard from my sister that raspberry tea does help a lot. It should help with contractions if I'm having any. I have been getting cramps but I don't think they are strong enough for constant enough to call them contractions, but if they are contractions I want to help speed those up. I tried to get the doctor to write me a note so I can take my "last week" of pregnancy off, but he wouldn't allow it because he said that it wouldn't be medical related. So I'm being forced to work all the way up until I'm in labor. I'm up at 4 a.m and not usually in bed till about 10. I just don't know what to do to be able to have time to relax and get some energy back so I have some kind of energy to give birth to my baby boy.
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            About Tanee Kelley
            Birth: November 17
            On Moms.com since: Oct 15, 2013
            My first son Connor was born Oct. 22nd, 2013. My husband is no longer deployed and finally got to meet his son on Dec. 22nd. We are now a happy family :)