Kimlyn! You're getting so close! You must be so excited knowing your baby is almost here even if she needs to be coaxed out--our midwife suggested evening primrose oil taken as a supplement in the morning and as suppository in the evening beginning at 37 weeks can help ripen the cervix naturally (so far, nothing doing for me!) A friend of mine spent 15 minute stretches a couple of times a day bouncing on an exersize bal (also not much effect for me) and drinking up to or more than a gallon of red raspberry leaf tea a day. Our due date is currently six days away and I am expecting our baby sometime between the 21st and 25th at this point! Good luck with your induction, we can't wait to hear about your baby!
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Mtnlisa, I thought about getting the tea and sitting on the birth ball, but not the oil. I don't know if I can find it soon enough. But thanks for the suggestions! I started accupressure and nipple stim and today walked a lot. Still nothing.
So, we saw the doc today and we are postponing the induction. My cervix is still high and my blood pressures have come down and the baby was reactive on today's NST. He's gonna monitor me for the week and give me until next Monday. He said that he thought about us over the weekend and thought of what he could do different than previous patients. He thinks that it's possible to go through 36 hours of induction with no progress and sent home and he didn't want to put me through that if not necessary. He also said he thinks the risk to me and baby is less than any risk of waiting. I love him! So, hopefully baby girl will be here within the week and we can forget about all this silly talk about Cytotec and induction.
We had our last baby shower yesterday. Only about 1/3 of the guests showed up, but my sister did confess that she sent invites out late. We still got a lot of great stuff including the stroller and pack and play and bedding set. Today, thinking we were going into the hospital, I went and bought most of the balance of stuff we needed. Still need the breast pump, diaper bag and recliner. Still need some more crib sheets. So when folks ask me what we need, I'm just going to tell them gift cards. I also had wanted to embark on cloth diapering or hybrid systems but all I've gotten is pampers.
I hope everyone is doing well. I'll be in the bed/on the couch for the week as I continue my bed rest.