Had an appointment two weeks ago and the doc was super optimistic about the start of progress. Yesterday was my 39 wk appointment.... Nothing. .5 cm, 30%, head at a -3... LO hasn't dropped much at all. About the only thing I have going for me is that my cervix is soft. Apparently it doesn't help me much but puts me better off than others in my position (?). It's really disappointing to hear that I've done nothing in two weeks. I thought I had been dilated more than .5 cm. Boo!
We talked about ways to induce and the midwife brought up walking and sex as an obvious means to help and then mentioned Evening Primrose Oil that can be taken orally or vaginally (or both). Then the big stripping of the membranes.
DH and I discussed the risks involved before the appointment in case it was brought up. The MW said many people wouldn't strip them being less than a cm or 2 dilated but there are people willing to do it as long as it's understood that they have to be really aggressive about it. She wasn't kidding. I had forgotten what my period cramps felt like until that moment! At any rate, that was yesterday afternoon and I've felt light cramps (I wasn't feeling anything at all before) but still no labor. I do NOT want to go past my due date. I hope something develops.