I'm a lurker, and NOT a natural birth mama (big wimp over here) but I know you ladies are the most knowledgeable about things like this.
I'm 40 weeks pregnant and there's absolutely NOTHING going on "down there". My cervix is way hard to reach, closed, and hard. Baby's head is not engaged. He is WAY too comfy in there!
With my DS, I was about the same: only a fingertip dilated at 40 weeks. By 41 weeks I was 2 cm, and he was born at 41 weeks 3 days - labour started on it's own 8 hours before my scheduled induction. I really do not want to be induced! I would really love labour to start on it's own in the next 10 days - if not, I'll be induced on Friday, the 25th.
At this point in time (only 10 days to go!) what is going to be the most effective at getting my cervix to ripen? EPO? Red raspberry leaf tea? Lots of sex? :rolleyes: Is anything going to even help this late in the game? Keep in mind I haven't been doing any of the above at all before now.