As some of you may know, if I don't go into labor by myself by 38 weeks, I'll be induced during my 38th week. This is in the baby and my best interest(based on medical problems and my horrific previous delivery), so I don't need any "inductions are from the devil," lectures. I want to go into labor on my own, and more importantly, if I am not dialated, my doctor will want to do a c-section. I would really like to avoid the section, so I am planning to use EPO to ripen my cervix and give me the best chance at a natural(or almost) delivery. My question is... are the soft gels the correct ones to use orally and vaginally? Also, I have read up on this a lot, but some sites say that you can start at 34 weeks and some sites say you start at 36. So am I okay to start at 35? When did you ladies start or when are you planning to? Sorry, but all of these things are new to me. I never tried anything but the birthing ball with my first. I'll be asking my doctor about this at my appointment later in the week, as well as maybe using the gels or doing a sweep to get things started when I get there. Any information is welcome. I know many of you ladies are very knowledgable about these things.