Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:22 pm
I'm 38 weeks+4 today but baby has always measured a week ahead on my sonograms. I've had history of preterm labor and I'm already at 4CM dilated 80% effaced and at a 0 station. All that progression happened before I was considered "full term" and now that I am full term I haven't been progressing. I just have a lot pain and cramping and it's to the point where I can't sleep, literally. Dr said it is safe to try to induce naturally now and I've tried sex, spicy food, yoga ball, walking, more walking, and acupressure. I keep hearing that castor oil is a great way to induce if your body is ready. My question is, since I'm already 4cm dilated do you think it would work? Has anybody tried castor oil? I'm interested in hearing any of your stories/opinions.