I am 43 years old and pregnant with my 8th child. I am presently at 35 weeks and dialated at 1 cm. I am using a new doctor this pregnancy because I moved to a new town, and this doctor doesnt believe in inducing labor or C-section until 38 weeks or more. The thing is: I have been having contractions for 22 hours that are consistently at 3 minutes apart. The hospital sent me home after 4 hours, because my cervix is not dialating. My other 7 pregnancy's I had the same problem, but the doc always induced or broke the bag of water. I dont know what to do, these contractions are painful and constant. My husband and I have been having the nightly intercourse, and I am starting to take Evening primrose oil. Any other suggestions would be appreciated!!!