Castor oil, evening primrose oil to ripen the cervix, raspberry leaf tea to tone the uterus, black and blue codosh to promote and regulate contractions. Walking helps to get the baby in position as does stair climbing but don’t wear yourself out. Sex apparently works too along with nipple stimulation (but I’m breastfeeding my 2 year old; still no luck with that one). Hot baths or showers can help but they can also slow down contractions if you’re already having them because the water affects the concentration of hormones you’re body releases. Unfortunately, none of this stuff works if your baby isnt’ ready. Believe me! With my first son, it took one dose of castor oil after taking evening primrose oil for a couple of days prior; I had no cramping, no unpleasant side effects. I was in labor at 7pm and gave birth at home (as planned) to a 10lb 10oz palm oil processing machine baby(!) plus felt great afterwards. Baby number two is more stubborn so I’m laying off and waiting. I figure it’ll come when it’s ready.
i tried everything with my first child (who is 2 now) but he came 2 weeks after my due date but i was also induced he was 8 lbs even! but it wasnt as intense as everyone told me it would be, i think if you scare yourself into thinking its going to hurt then it will, or it could be if you can take pain! but im 38 weeks pregnant now and i think im just going to see if she comes on her own cause with my son nothing worked. and i dont want to tire myself out trying again but i have heard of people using the pressure points you can find them online it might help?! i wish she would come out soon though!
Almost 39 weeks and have gestational diabetes so they want to induce at 39 weeks. I have tried everything and nothing is working. I have been having contractions for weeks and am 2cm dialated. Time is the only thing that works and unfortunately I don’t have much more until they induce. So stressful. I can only say RELAX and let it happen. My first couldn’t wait and came at 36 weeks this one just doesn’t seem to want to come out. Even lifting my 2.5 yr old who weighs 30 lbs all day doesn’t do a thing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed she’ll be here in the next week. If not they will induce at 39 weeks. Good Luck everyone!