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Pregnancy: April 2017 Babies Community
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No dilation and feeling frustrated

Ok so I'm due the 12th and I'm only dilated to a half a centimeter. Besides castor oil what can I do to help progress the dilation this is my second child and I NEVER had this issue 4 years ago when I had my daughter. Please any suggestion will help
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You still have time. I'm due on17th and don't feel anything yet. I'm in UK they don't really check before 40 weeks to see if you dilated
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You can try evening primrose oil capsules.  Take two orally in the morning and at night before bed take two vaginally. The oil is said to help soften the cervix.
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Make sure they're the gel capsules though.
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I am also due the 12 with my second.  My first I was 1 cm the day before.  This time I was 1 cm Friday.   For my body it means nothing since I labored very quickly.  I am anxious for this baby to come out, but another part of me knows the longer he or she cooks the better! Let their brain keep developing and gaining weight etc.  they will come when they are ready <3
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