I haven't made any dilation/effacement progress in two weeks and my blood pressure is climbing, so I've got an induction scheduled for next week. I'm torn between trying whatever I can to get labor started on its own or just going with the flow and if I go into labor before then, great.

For several weeks I've been drinking raspberry leaf tea and walking. I know the tea is supposed to make contractions more effective, not start labor. I'm going to keep doing both these things because I like them.

I could also try bouncing on a yoga ball, spicy food, pineapple, evening primrose oil, nipple stimulation, etc. Honestly it all sounds exhausting, but I kind of wonder if I will regret not trying something.

Did you try to get labor to start before your induction? Did it work? Or did you let things happen?