For those of us who go "late", what do you resort to during those last couple of weeks?
With DD1 I remember my husband coaching me as I ran up and down stairs. Curb walking. Mall walking. Hardcore shopping. Nope, induced at 42 weeks.
With DD2 I took castor oil around my due date. Very stupid idea, didn't work, didn't bring on more contractions, but it did clean out my colon pretty well! I did do vaginal Evening Primrose oil from 38 weeks, I believe, and I did go into labor shortly before my external version at 39w6d. But she was a stubborn breech.
I couldn't do much outdoor walking with those two- it was December, lol. It will be nice out this time. I'm hoping to go apple picking at the beginning of September- maybe that will help things along? Idk. I feel like I need to start planning all of this- my DH is planning on taking vacation days around my due date so I'd like to have stuff lined up to do.
What are your go to tricks when that time comes?
My midwives won't let me VBAC if I pass 41 weeks. I feel like I will. Even if I don't birth with them, I'd still like their backup for NSTs and such, and if I don't consent to a c-s after 41 weeks, I'll be fired as a patient. So I'd ideally like to have this baby between weeks 39 and 41. One can dream!