Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not sure "natural" induction methods work any better than pitocin and the like. If her body isn't ready it's still going to be hard to force it into labor and the outcome could be the same.
That said, when I was 41w and really losing it, my MW prescribed a homeopathic called gelsemium, which is for anxiety related to the uterus, according to the label (I was pretty stressed--feeling like my body was breaking down and feeling guilty about displacing dd1). I relaxed, ate a good dinner, and then got out my breast pump. Within a half hour I was in labor. We'd also done quite a bit of BD to get things softened up, too.
But this all worked because my body was ready. I was dilating, softened, and my baby was mature. I'm not sure if would have worked if I wasn't already there.
Kat - mama to Clara (9/29/03): & Iris (5/30/06)