I would try more sex, lol! I've read semen can help kick things into gear, and I swear it pushed me into labor (I went from not dilated at all on Wednesday to active labor on Thursday night). I've also heard spicy food works...but mostly I think you have to wait until the little guy feels fully baked. I hope it happens for you soon!
All of the things you mentioned, besides the castor oil, is a myth I think. I have never known anything like spicy foods, fruit juice, sex or anything to help out with dilation or labor. I think you will just have to wait it out unfortunately. I've been there before, it sucks. At least you are close, awesome! It's exciting, good luck!
sex and nipple stimulation release oxytocin which is the hormone that causes the uterus to contract
Do you have a yoga ball? Walmart sells one for like $8 and I got one during my second trimester. I sit on it all the time, bouncing on it could help bring the baby down and out. Hope you get your relief and your bundle soon. I have 3 weeks until my due date, get alot of braxton hicks, and I'm starting to get uncomfortable and anxious too. Good luck!
Spicy food and lots of walking got me kickstarted. I was 5 days overdue and went out for sushi with LOTS of wasabi and walked the mall a ton and bam, labor!!!!
Tried the spicy foods and wow do I regret that one... lol I couldn't/can't seem to get rid of the heartburn. I have had to sleep up right in my bed for a few nights now. Maybe just maybe he'll come tomorrow. I predicted the 29th but then again I'm not a big winner at the casino's. Thanks for the advice.
Thanks for the update, I was wondering if your baby was here yet! Hope your labor goes smooth and quickly today! Can't wait to see a picture of your new little one :)