40+5 here - had a sweep yesterday, but my ‘unfavourable’ cervix wasn’t having any of it apparently! Booked in for another sweep next Wednesday, then induction a week today. Feeling pretty disappointed disappointed really.
I’ve had a 2 baths with the clary sage mixed in with some milk, I’ve mixed it with olive oil and put it on the bump (and pressed/massaged it into acupressure points on my ankle and hand... give it a google) and put it neat onto a cotton pad and slept with it on my pillow... the latter seems to be doing a bit more than the others though!
Hopefully your little one has arrived now! I was 10 days overdue so I feel your frustration. I was given a mix of clary sage, jasmine and lavender from the MLU to try at home. I had 3 sweeps, 3 trips to hopsital where I was told I wasn't dilated enough, induced at 1630 on tuesday, contractions started at 1700...my boy arrived at 1907! Good luck