I have been anxious for the baby to arrive for about as long as I knew about him. Nothing in the world was more important to me than becoming a mother, and now that we’re at the finish line, the wait is excruciating. From about 37 weeks on, I started getting really antsy. I read on a pregnancy board about all the ways that women were trying to induce their own labor and though I wanted to meet my son, 37 weeks felt a little on the early side for me. So I bookmarked the pages with home induction methods for when we were really ready.
We’re really, seriously, at least 5 days past ready now. And as we start facing the music of a medical induction next week, we have tried more and more of the home remedies, all to no avail.
It has become increasingly clear to me that while there are ways that you can speed along the process, if your baby or body is not ready for labor, nothing will induce labor, but trust me, some of these will seriously induce misery. There’s nothing like throwing your body into false labor for hours at a time, only to have the contractions stop and no progress be made. Which is pretty much exactly what I’ve managed to do in 8 different ways. And what I’m unwilling to even try to do with one other.
What induction methods did you try and did they work for you?