They will only let you go 10days overdue. Not sure that they will do it before unless medical reason to. Although my MW says it depends on how busy they are to whether you have to wait or if they can fit you in soonish. I would ask at your next appt, prob 41 weeks?
was induced with ds2 on the 10th day after due date...only cause i burst into tears on the 8th day and said to my midwife that i hated the baby becaused i wqas in agony..spd and hadn't slept for about two weeks...then gave birth to a massive 10lb 8oz baby...i thought this was ridiculous....ds1 was 7lb 3oz and that took a while to recover from. the induction was no problem for me and i felt incredibly greatful when i got it
Usually a week over until they will give you a sweep to try and start you off, then actual induction 10-12 days over. There are loads of threads on various ways to 'encourage' labour so you could have fun with those!
mum2bean, try and rest and get some sleep, then full labour should kick in. i was like this with no2. 3cms for about 4 days. I early killed people I was so chuffed off. the assessment unit gave me something to help me sleep and I woke 6 hours later 5cms! I think you just get too knackered in anticipation of things starting: not sleeping, etc and your body can't get going again.
From nappyaddict on another thread, plus some additions I have seen before:
right here's some tips for anyone left waiting still. haven't tried them myself as ds was early but these are things that worked for people i know:
masturbation thai food sweeping mopping weeding the garden cleaning the dishwasher out laying a patio star jumps bouncing on a trampoline wiping the walls orange juice rhubarb doing handstands in a swimming pool raspberry and cranberry juice rotating their hips on a birthing ball washing the car meal of lobster and champage fish and chips swimming breaststroke figs mini golf bowling pilates chamomile tea ginger dancing spunk mixed with yogurt massaging the roof of the mouth?? mix ketchup, soda and bbq sauce and pour over chicken wings?? Laying wooden floor Wiping all the lampshades blow job vigorous shag nipple twiddling raspberry leaf tea fresh pineapple chillies walking up and down stairs
me too!! having ctx every 5 mins, and are fairly painful/strong, but they went away last time, and dont want to make an arse of myself by going hospital. midwife says it sounds like the real deal, but she also said that last time!!!! hopefully a more definite sign (like waters breaking) will decide for me! also doesn't help that my 'plug' has been falling away gradually so totally unsure.