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From what I know, firstborns are generally around 2 weeks late. It's not safe to go messin' with nature, unless of course there's a risk to you or baby. If you are getting close to 2 weeks late and you don't want to mess with pitocin in the hospital, here's the recomendation my midwife gave me:
Castor oil Take 2 Tablespoons wait half hour and if nothing starts, take 1 tablespoon, wait half hour, and if still nothing, take 1 more tablespoon. If still nothing, do not take any more. Castor oil is not the kind of thing where more is better. I just posted my birthstory this am, where I used castor oil. Check it out if you want, it's titled my waterbirth.
I wish you a wonderful birth. Good luck.