I am 1 cm dilated and 70% effaced, very soft, -1 station, with a posterior cervix. I would really not worry about when my little darling wants to make her appearance, as I don't have that "sick of being pregnant" feeling at all. I will actually miss being pregnant. I would love to just let nature take its course, but I am simply worried about going over my 42 week deadline before being transferred to a hospital birth.
I have been offered to have my membranes stripped at my last two appointments, and I refused. I have been drinking red raspberry lead tea since 12 weeks, and have been taking EPO since 36 weeks. I have been getting regular chiropractic adjustments since before pregnancy, as well as doing yoga daily, and walking a lot. At my 41 week (to the day) visit, should I agree to have my membranes stripped, or wait till 41.5? How about an induction massage, or acupuncture? When would be a good time frame for those? How long does an induction massage take to work? I have also been considering a pedicure, because I have heard there are a lot of acupressure points on the feet. Any other ideas? I wish my baby girl wasn't under a deadline.