sorry got a bit long!!!!
i'm not officially over due yet, (period dd was 17th, but scan date is 20th) but as i am a vbac my consultant is not keen on induction, would rather do another cs, and to be honest so would i, as don't want to have long horrible labour, forceps and epidural etc, only really want to labour naturally if has good chance of being straightford and successful.
i am currently taking maximum reccommended dose of raspberry leaf extract (2x400mg 3 times a day) also 4x evening primrose oil 500mg per day (and am going to try popping in a capsule near my cervix when i go to bed tonight, have been using my electric breast pump for about 1/2 hour a day, hot water bottle on one breast whilst massaging the other nipple, (i only stopped bf 5 months ago so my nipples are still quite tough, but using a breast pump may make you sore if your not careful, which would not be a good start to bf if your little one does put in an appearance)
and am waiting for weather to clear up so can go for some long walks, am also trying to keep upright as much as possible to keep the head pressing on my cervix,and having sex every day!!!
don't think i really sound too desperate!!!!
oh and am booked for acupuncture on tuesday to help ripen cervix or/and induce labour naturally, aparantly that has about an 8/10 sucess rate so at least they may be able to perform a sweep at my next app with consultant on weds.
don't know for sure if any of these things work, but i'm gonna keep trying!!!!!
good luck to you!!
Read in a magazine last night that rubbing at the base of your big toe can bring on labour as it's an accupressure spot, well I rubbed away and my waters broke this morning at 6.25am!! Have no idea if it was the rubbing though!