Originally Posted by prone_to_wander
when you guys say natural induction...what do you mean...like cobash? I am 4 days from my due date and went in for a wee bit of reflexology today to encourage him and had sex...what are your thoughts on these?
For me, it ends up being a gradual thing. I have been having contractions for a few weeks. Sex, walking, and stress are the big triggers for them. I had some pink spotting a couple weeks ago. Since then I've quit taking any long walks, stopped sex, and am really trying to cut back on my stress (ha!). I talked to my OB last week at my appointment and she said at this point they won't stop labor if it starts. I asked her not to check me because I didn't want the chance of stimulating labor at that point. I will let her check next week when I go in just to see where I am and I have to get my GBS test done then too.
On June 4, when I will be 36w2d I am planning on taking the kids to the zoo (thankfully dh will be there with us so I shouldn't have to push the stroller this time). It will be a lot of walking. Around that time, I plan on giving dh the "green light."
If I don't go into labor by about 38 weeks (depending on what the ultrasound next Tuesday shows us on size, fluid, etc.) I might drink some RRL tea and/or take/insert some EPO.
I haven't talked to my OB about what happens if I get closer to my edd. With the last 2, we've scheduled a c-section at 39 weeks and thankfully I didn't get to that point. If it came down to a c-section, I would try to have something done to avoid it. Membranes swept, AROM, etc. My ultimate goal is to have another vaginal birth and avoid a repeat c.