Originally Posted by dearmama22
I'm 2 days over my due date. At this point I haven't tried any induction tricks, besides sex and lots of walking, which I consider natural daily things anyways.
I haven't done breast pump, accupuncture, castor oil, or anything like that to "induce" labor because i'm just waiting it out and figure baby will come when ready.
Not that I don't want labor to start right this minute!!
did you try to induce your labor or just wait it out?
I didn't do a single thing with DS. Early labour started at about 11:30pm at 41w2d, active labour started at about midnight on 41w4d and he was born a handful of hours later. Honestly, I kept telling myself he wouldn't be here until at LEAST 42weeks (based on family history of all us being born 41-43 weeks - more at 43 than not), so I knew his own time would come closer to around 42w and therefore when I was pretty sure I was in labour at 41w3d I kept thinking, "Oh, no! I'm not ready! I still have a few more days!" hahaha
This baby's EDD is the 13th of February, but I'm telling myself the earliest is 20th February and that s/he may end up being a March baby! I won't do any induction ("natural" or otherwise) unless there is a specific medical reason that would warrant induction, regardless of his gestational age.
FYI, the REAL average gestational age for spontaneous labour is 41w1d, NOT 40 weeks as everyone thinks. Here
is a great article on that. Babies aren't overdue...they come on THEIR own due dates, not our caregiver's poorly estimated due date.