So, with all of this talk about natural inductions, I remembered something pretty funny last night.
As Bill & I were laying in bed trying to fall alseep & talking at the same time (mainly me rattling off all of the negatives to his castor oil suggestion), I remembered that a really annoying morning radio show in Vegas had a recipe for a labor inducing salad. I haven't listened to this program for about 6 years. It's kind of funny that this even popped into my head & why I remembered it is beyond me, but I was able to find the recipe.
Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
I figured that the cheese is the inductor (as it is a semi-soft cheese that you aren't supposed to eat durring pregnancy due to the possibility of it harboring listeria...a harmful bacteria that can cause pre term labor & other complications). When we first found out that I was pregnant, we had to go to a class prior to our first prenatal appointment. We learned about what to expect in the next nine months & the do's & don'ts of pregnancy, like having someone else change the kitty litter box (One girl asked if it was ok to keep the cat box in the babies room, because that's where it is now. No joke.) & what not to eat. In this eatting conversation, the nurse proceeded to scare the crap out of all of the soon-to-be moms by telling us a story where one of the Doctors pregnant wife went to a wine & cheese party. She ate a little bit of brie cheese & ended up delivering a 26 week old fetus that night. We all looked at each other in horror making mental notes to never eat brie.
It seems that all of these inductions (natural or medical) are potentially dangerous. I guess there's a lot to be said about "going with the flow" & just letting things happen. Damn, it's another lesson on patience again.