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safe and natural ways of induction?

I am currently 4 days past my due date, I've lost my plug and have had contractions on and off. Had a sleep done Feb 12th and was told I'm 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Any suggestions?
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Not really. I am 41 1/2 weeks and am currently trying it all. So far nothing.
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I've been on the treadmill, been taking EPO, drinking raspberry leaf tea, eating pineapple, papaya. Taking Castor oil is out of the questions, I don't even want to risk my baby passing a bowel movement.
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I had a sweep not sleep haha oops.
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I'm due today, but they want to induce me possibly tomorrow because of something about a 10th percentile, and him being only 6 pounds due to a malfunction with my placenta. I don't want anything to do with induction because of complications risks adding onto the problems already there.
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I think I will ask for a second sweep. My midwife said a series of them can help induce laboratory.
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I am so far over I am going to do castor oil soon. I have been doing everything and I am nursing a toddler so even Brest stimulation. My midwife said that I should do castor oil last since I am gbs positive. This is number six and I will go pretty fast then castor oil also increases the speed of labor and I will need antibiotics. Baby is getting to large I really should have already taken the castor oil the only thing stopping me is the gbs. I will give it till my appointment I will be 42 weeks.
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Since I am so far over my baby is at risk for passing a bowel movement now. Mature bowels is what causes the baby to pass stool and I will soon be 42 weeks so I am pretty sure his bowels are mature already.
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