Agggrhhh! I really cannot believe that I am still here. Does anyone read this board any more or is everyone now on the FB group?
Ok, so what do I do?
1. Wait patiently for the fruit to fall from the tree, be nice and zen, do the little ultrasounds to check baby is ok, and calmly wait for the new world record for longest gestation? No need to intervene if there is no medical problem right?
2. Try castor oil tomorrow. Midwife put back her appointment a day, yay, was so happy, so she will be here to encourage me on to interventions again tomorrow afternoon. I have invited her and her student to watch "The Business of Being Born" with us, and she thinks that sounds like great fun. So that is good. But do I give in and go the castor oil? I would start out light. I have done gallbladder cleanses so I can't imagine this being worse, but of course I don't want to upset the baby. I shall ask her to try to strip my membranes again, but it still feels like my cervix is a million miles away.
3. Go in for the prostaglandin gel, making sure it is not cyotec. Get minimum monitoring. Have to ask midwife what happens if baby's heart rate does drop, is that an instant csection?
Anyway, I have done the osteo adjustments, acupuncture, blue cohosh, EPO, red raspberrry, pineapple, curries, sex, several miles of walking every day, hypnosis baby come out, positive visualisation, and, oh, maybe a few other things I have forgotten.
Baby is still nice and active, so I feel everything is ok there, but I just don't understand why he/she has not come out yet! Are there any problems that I should get checked? I lost my first part of my plug at 37 weeks and have had good runs of cramping and BH since then. That is 5 long weeks of thinking baby will come!!! Is there something wrong with me or do I just have a slow cooker?
I have not had a child before so it is hard to believe that I ever will ever go into labor at this point. Just baffled. Any positive articles about post date babies are appreciated, I am researching like crazy here. What would you do? What should I do? Gosh, sorry to harp on this but I really like this group and I feel like a two headed monster at the moment and am just clinging to this board for dear life!