So I'm 38 1/2 weeks pregnant & at this point so damn sick of being pregnant! I'm really worried that I'm not going to have my daughter by my due date, (Christmas Day.) I haven't had any signs of labor yet I haven't lost my mucus plug yet or anything. I've had pressure deep down in my pelvis & when my baby moves I can feel her down in my pelvis area moving. My doctor told me I've started 'softening' but no dilation or thinning yet. I'm super scared to have to be induced because I've looked up & heard stories about how painful being induced is & I'm going to have my labor naturally, no pain medication. So if I have to be induced I'm afraid its going to be more painful than just natural birth normally is. Any advice?
You don't have to be induced. They can't force it on you. A lot of first time moms go overdue. With that being said, you can go into labor without any signs at all. Try to enjoy these last few weeks. You'll miss it when it's over.
Walk, do squats, try walking up and down stairs (safely), I've heard to eat pineapples, and drink lots of fluid to keep you hydrated. All of that should (no guarantee) work!! When I was 37 weeks with my little girl I did squats and walked up and down stair and drank a lot of water. I had a 7 hour labor and had her within 5-10 pushes. Good luck