Due to medical reasons, I am booked in for an induction for next week. However, I would love for labour to start naturally if it can, and avoid the medical induction. I have been 3cm dilated & 50% effaced for around two weeks now. Baby's head is also very low. I have had extremely strong BH, ongoing period-type pains, and a few false labour incidents. I feel like I could go into labour at any moment. I just feel like my body won't take that last step!
I've tried nipple stimulation every day for a week, by using the breast pump - this resulted in 5min apart contractions, but they stop about an hour after I stop using the pump. I've tried spicy food and walking and bouncing on the fit ball. I've tried to not think about it, and have a nice warm bath and a good nights sleep, and make sure I'm nice and relaxed.
Is there anything else I can do to get labour happening, or will it just happen when (if) it happens? Is it better to keep up and about, bouncing on the ball and walking and using the breast pump, or is it better to just relax and hope it happens in its own time - does stressing about it stop labour from happening? I feel a bit at a loss as to what to do, but I would love to get it happening if I can.