1. Brianna G

    Hi Tori – I am 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my second daughter. Is there anything i can do to prepare my cervix more for delivery and/or initiate labor because i’m at the point where i can’t sleep anymore. I have a 15 month old daughter to chase around, and I would like to just have my baby on the outside rather than inside! My doula said primrose oil, and told me to take 1,000mg orally and then insert 1,000mg into my vagina at nght to help soften my cervix and ripen it. I’ve tried castor oil, though it’s been around 10 days since i’ve tried that. Should i try it again? Did i try too early? My baby is dropped, I’m 80% effaced and 2.5-3 cm dialated…my body just needs a PUSH to get going. HELP PLEASE!!!!

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