Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: surrounded by snowy mountains
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firstly im sorry you are feeling in the position to have to think about any of these options.. its not fun. you are right, babies (mostly) come when they are ready and not before. that said, my daughter was very stubborn (and this one is following in her footsteps) and at 42 weeks 2 days i used Castor oil and lemon verbena (given by my midwife) and i was in labor and holding my baby girl about 6 hours after the "labor cocktail" as we called it.. fortunately my midwives give till 43 weeks before talking about medical induction ...but i was very ready at 42+2..
i had my membranes swept (with her) and the first time didnt do anything..the second was i think the same day as she was born, but before the castor oil. maybe together they did something?!
i also decided to have a sweep at 40 weeks 3 days this time around, since im kind of in a position where we need to get this baby coming, but it didn't do much of anything...im now 5 days "overdue" and kind of wondering the same things as you..though i don't feel super pressured..there is some there for sure.
i know a lot of people on here will say "don't" do these things..but ive never had a bad experience with it and i believe that if baby is ready it will help, if not, it wont.
i would wait till closer to 42 weeks for the Castor oil. its not much fun (really sore belly, loose stools like the worst stomach flu) but i have heard that, and experienced positive outcomes with it.
im not sure if my ramblings helped..but thats my 2 cents!
ETA: im not sure on the cohoshes.. ive never used them except in homeopathic form, which so far again, havn't done anything for me..
Once in while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.... mama of 4 lovelies, an angel, and one on the way.
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