Originally Posted by MandyB
You can take some evening primrose oil orally. My midwives told me to start taking it at 35 weeks, but not to do it vaginally. Not sure why not vaginally as I know a lot of moms here do it that way. It's supposed to ripen an soften the cervix.
ok where can i find that?? if there is someplace i can order it from online a link would be GREAT!
Originally Posted by artgoddess
I have no idea why you would want to start anything at 37 weeks.
b/c i have a medical condition with my bladder and i am already starting to experience even more discomfort as usual, it is better for my bladder to get this baby out as soon as it's ready....and i'd rather try every natural trick possible (knowing they won't work unless the baby is ready anyways) than planning on an induction,being strapped to a bed b/c i'm a VBAC and end up being pressured for a repeat c-section
i should also mention i am the worlds biggest weenie when it comes to pain, and if i end up with a hospital induction, being stuck in bed and uncomfortable i don't know if i will be able to stay focused and be able to turn down the c-sections when things start to pick up and get painful
so if i can encourage this baby to come out on it's own, and be able to labor in my own house with my doula and hubby by my side i will be much better off!