Had my 38 week appt today and was really hoping for some progress from last week......but there was no change..BUMMER! I am 1 cm dialated, thick and baby is still kinda high. DARN IT! If no change next week at my appt i will go in on Monday night June 21 and get meds to soften my cervix and then start induction on Tuesday morning the 22nd. I know there is still time for things to happen....could i still go into labor on my own? What are things you can do to soften your cervix?....... im trying to be optimistic and hopeful that this will be a shorter labor. Doctor said it would be! With my 1st i was in labor for 36 hours...pushing time was great only 32 minutes and she was born. SO MY FIGERS ARE CROSSED THAT EVEN IF I DONT HAVE ANY MORE PROGRESS THAT THE INDUCTION WILL GO SMOOTHLY AND MY LABOR WILL BE SHORTER!!!!!!!!!!