I am due a few days before you and I am also starting the EPO's at 38wks (tomorrow).. I have done the same with my 2nd and 3rd (my 1st was prem), I usually do one tablet for the first night then up the dose by one per night and have found that I have had my bubs within about 5 days. I have had extrememly quick labours as my cervix has softened and dialated super quick... My 2nd was born in 45mins and my 3rd in 1.5hrs from first contraction to end. I dont know if it has necessarily brought the labour on but it definately helped my cervix soften and dialate quicker. Just make sure you do it right before bed and try not to get back up, insert it as if it's a tampon and try and get it up as far as you can... Its also worth wearing a pad or at least a panty liner as sometimes I have had a bit of leakage but then again other times I have had no leakage which I figure is a good sign that my cervix has absorbed it. Also if you have trouble inserting it you can prick one of the tablets and use the oil as lubrication.. good luck.. hopefully we both get to announce our births real soon.
Firstly congrats to you all on your imminent arrivals!
As you can see I am a long way off being in your shoes but I too have had 2 previous medical inductions and would like to avoid that again for #3, the third and final, lol.
I was just wanting to ask (for future reference) do you mean you put the whole tablet up there and by the 5th day you are putting 5 tablets up there? Sorry to be dumb, I just dont really know how it works, a friend did it and pricked the end then inserted it and went into labour that night but that could've been a fluke of course.