Primrose Oil ???
I am 39weeks and on the 23rd will be my due date, and my doc apt. I cant ask my doctor about taking primrose oil pills, but I bought them today, and I really want to take them. I know there isn't any harm in taking them its natural and is recommended by most OB's and midwives. But this is my first baby and I have a feeling I might go over due, and I really don't want to get induced. So I want to jump start my labor, do you think i'd be ok with taking the pills without asking my OB? They are 1000mg and the suggested amount to take is 2000mg in the morning and 1000mg at night by most midwives. So I just want some advice before I do or don't take them. I don't want to hear , he will come when he is ready. It is really annoying hearing that. He has dropped already, so the waiting game is happening. But I am in a lot of pain from the pelvic pressure.
For the pelvic pressure do hip circles (think hula dance), hands and knees arch your back like a cat then relax. Squats-best to try this with a wall or your partner behind you, spread legs out, keep feet flat and squat down. It's a birthing position women in other countries use, it helps the hips open and encourage baby to move down.
I am going to be a little annoying and ask that you remember that the date you have is estimated, not expiration. I know you don't want to hear that this far along-I understand. It's your choice to get induced, just because they schedule it doesn't mean you have to show up. I believe the WHO put out that full term is considered around 43 weeks now.
Other natural induction methods include sex, peppers, bumpy rides (hey, it's worked)...that's all I can think of. Best of luck.