Does trying to naturally induce to no avail make you feel better or worse?


So I’m 39+2, have been dialated to a 4 and 80% effaced more than a week and pretty uncomfortable.

I’ve for the past few days or longer for some things trying all the (safe) and natural induction techniques; walking, ball bouncing, evening primrose inserted vaginally, sex, spicy foods, warm bath, nipple stimulation and red raspberry (which I’ve been using for weeks, not to induce per say but tone my uterus in prep for labor.)

I know baby will come when he’s ready (my first waited till I was three days past my due date) but do you guys actually think any of this stuff really works, or am I just wasting my time and making myself disappointed?

Any positive stories of any of these natural induction methods actually work for you ladies?