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post #21 of 34
Intervention free is the game plan here. I've had two full inductions, one partial induction and one natural birth. With this one, my last, I am determined to be a fully natural, intervention free, no induction at all birth. I might change my mind at 42 weeks, but as of right now I'm not expecting anything to happen with this baby for at least another two weeks. There is still ten days til my due date and Bun is happy where s/he is for now.
post #22 of 34
My "plan" is to have an "oops" UC... however, since I'm a T1 diabetic, I have a deadline of 40w3d. My induction is scheduled for that day. My OB will break the waters and not do anything else unless I ask for it. Usually when my water is broken I'm in full-blown labor within 20 minutes, so I'm not worried too much about other interventions that can happen.

Though, I'm really praying that the baby decides to come on his own a couple days before June 24th (the induction date).

DH and I are DTD quite often these days. I had a cervical check today though (I'm 38w3d today) and am 1 cm but my cervix is hiding behind my pubic bone and baby is still way high up. I don't think I'll be in labor anytime soon...
post #23 of 34
I am due June 25th and am going all natural without interventions, inductions medications or even a hospital. I am actually birthing at The Farm with some world renowned midwives.

I'll tell ya though, I am so uncomfortable and ready to be done that I totally understand how some ladies go for induction or scheduled c-section!

The home stretch is quite uncomfortable and trying as I am now experiencing. Oy.
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by IndianaMomToBe View Post
I am due June 25th and am going all natural without interventions, inductions medications or even a hospital. I am actually birthing at The Farm with some world renowned midwives.

I'll tell ya though, I am so uncomfortable and ready to be done that I totally understand how some ladies go for induction or scheduled c-section!

The home stretch is quite uncomfortable and trying as I am now experiencing. Oy.
That rocks that you will be at The Farm - I can't wait to read your birth story!!


As for me, honestly I feel great and I am 39+2 today. I have no inclination towards any interventions - in fact I *want* to go past my EDD - I have plans to relax next week. Baby looks good, I feel good - no rush.

I have to admit, that I too have been a little suprised at some of the "rush" I have seen here, but I have no judgement because I feel good and if I felt poorly then I might feel differently. Here's to letting baby come on his birthday!
post #25 of 34
Hmmm . . . I'm still undecided. I don't want to have my membranes stripped, but I think I may try herbs or oral supplements (not castor oil, though) or even acupuncture. I'll post this in the membrane stripping thread, but I had my membranes stripped at 38 wks last time (OB didn't ask me, just did it), which led to uncomfortable contractions all that day. I was already 4 cm before I was stripped, and didn't have my baby until a week and a day later. Soooo . . . it didn't work for me, and the OB said it wouldn't unless I was actually ready to go anyway.

I won't have any more vaginal checks. Last week Tues. I was 3 cm and very soft, OB says she doesn't think I'll go late. I'm planning on a homebirth, so I don't even think I'm going back to the OB after today anyway.

I wouldn't mind DTD though . . .
post #26 of 34
I didn't do anything and I was prepared to wait until 42+ weeks before considering any interventions. Baby was born at 40w3d or 39w2d depending on which EDD you use. But I made wit with no interventions, not even 1 provider vaginal exam. It was awesome, the birth was awesome. And I'm glad for the lessons in patience and faith.
post #27 of 34
I'm not doing anything except DTD!
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by IndianaMomToBe View Post
I am due June 25th and am going all natural without interventions, inductions medications or even a hospital. I am actually birthing at The Farm with some world renowned midwives.

I'll tell ya though, I am so uncomfortable and ready to be done that I totally understand how some ladies go for induction or scheduled c-section!

The home stretch is quite uncomfortable and trying as I am now experiencing. Oy.
That is awesome! How far away is that from Indiana?

I really, really, really want to let the baby come when it's ready. I hate that the law is forcing me to make a choice when I don't like any of the options.
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
I'm not doing anything except DTD!
Well, okay, we did that and it did lead to labor but I really hoping it wouldn't. It really was for the sake of connecting with my husband and expressing love for each other; it was by no means intended to get things started.
post #30 of 34
Just sitting and waiting...other than as someone mentioned "hving fun with hubby" - which is about having fun before I'm out of commision for a little while not making baby show up.
My first two were at 38w 2d and 38 w even- no induction tactics either...other than walks in the evening and sex, which weren't intended as induction techniques.
I will be 38 w tomorrow, so I feel ready because of history, but I really want this lo to pick his or her perfect birthday, so I am resisting the temptation to do anything other than try to keep baby in a good birthing position
post #31 of 34
IndianaMomToBe, I would be honored to show my hooha to Ina Mae and the others at the Farm!! I re-read some Spiritual Midwifery this weekend.

Here's what we are doing as far as interventions:
Each other (harhar!)
EPO
RRL Tea

I march across the pool, but that's not really induction method per se. It just feels good.

My DH is terrified of the giant plastic crochet-looking hook that is used to break the water bag. He saw it one week in our Bradley class and he says that thing shows up in his nightmares!!
post #32 of 34
Can I just say that I LOVE my MW?! We saw her today and she never once even mentioned anything about trying "things" to get labor going (I'm now 40w4d) or the need for NSTs or anything like that. I even brought up getting membranes stripped (not that I wanted it, but that I had read that it seems to either not work at all or set you up for a long labor) and she said she won't do it because her OB did it with her 2nd and ended up breaking her water in the process so she had a pit induction. She just said that some babies take longer to cook and we just have to keep on waiting. This is also my exact thoughts on it and it's so wonderful to have a care provider who thinks the same way!
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by RachaelsMommy View Post
That is awesome! How far away is that from Indiana?
It is about 4 hours away but well worth it in my opinion. :-P
post #34 of 34
I was also just thinking that it really makes no sense for me to wonder about it this early (38weeks) since my MW does not do any sort of internal exams. The only one I know that they do for sure is when you get to the birth center in labor just to check out things. There are 5 MW in the group and I love how each one says that numbers are just that--numbers--and they don't mean a thing as far as how soon the baby's coming. They're really trying to get away from the idea that you are "only" at 5cm since dilation can be very fast!!

I think this will work really well for me because I don't necessarily want to know so it doesn't mess with my head.
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