I woke up pregnant too.
Who else is due at the end of June? - Page 15
Need to vent big time. I had my BPP earlier today - amniotic fluid is low. I have an induction scheduled for tomorrow morning at 5:00am. OB gave me one night to try to kick start labor on my own so that I can keep my home birth. I just downed a castor oil drink. It didn't taste bad - I had it full of OJ and ice and slammed it so that I didn't have time to savor the flavor. OB did check me and I'm dilated at a 2 and 65% effaced. Of course he didn't think that was enough for castor oil to work. But I met with my home birth midwife afterwards and I think she feels like we have a decent shot. I need this to work. I don't want an induced hospital birth. But even my home birth midwife agrees that given the # on my amniotic fluid, it's too low to warrant continuing the pregnancy past tomorrow. The upside is that I will have a baby in my arms soon. The downside - and this is very very hard for me - I can't even talk about it right now without bursting into tears - if this castor oil doesn't kick in and jumpstart labor for me tonight I have to birth in a hospital. No water birth like I've been envisioning. No peaceful time at home surrounded by loved ones - including my little man who by the way turns four tomorrow and now there's a chance I won't even see him the morning of his birthday. We left him with grandma for the night so that I can be free to sit on the pot with my diarrhea and DH can be free to pack a hospital bag (something we should have done I know, but felt like we didn't need to). Also, I never wrote a birth plan because I trust my midwife completely as far as our home birth. And now I'm being thrown into a hospital situation possibly, so I'll be typing up a birth plan just as soon as this is done. I really really really hope the castor oil works. If I had even the slightest inkling that something was going to be wrong at this BPP I would've done the castor oil over the weekend. I feel very upset and betrayed by my own body. I allowed myself to be induced at 4 days past my EDD with my DS and I made a very conscious choice to do things differently and trust my body and the process this time. And I feel very let down. I just don't know what else to say.
Awhhh hugs mama!
I was having a planned hospital birth and didn't pack a bag until I was in labor, don't feel bad about that!
Also, as far as a birth plan, have you considered just saying some version of: "I'd like a natural birth. Please ask before you do anything to my baby or me." It worked for me, and has for others as well. Sometimes simple mantra is easier than a long list. You're letting them know that they need to check with you on everything. At my birth, they just started down a 'checklist' of things and asked me yes/no if I wanted or didn't and there was no fuss. We didn't do any vax/eye drops/no circ./etc. and did delayed cord clamping/babe staying with/on me for all early things/coslept, etc.. I have several friends who work OB and they said that usually the longer the birth plan...the more interventions you end up getting...just some kind of bad karma or something?!
i guess i don't post in this due date club enough for anyone to know who i am. i had my baby on the 7th. i guess that was 41 weeks and 1 day.
my son was born on 42 weeks and 1 day so this baby came sooner. i had 5 days early labor stuff then i had a super fast active labor and midwife who lives less than a mile away did not make it in time for birth showed up a few minutes later. my daughter nellie was born in water i caught her. my husband and friend where there but i did it all myself. it was sort of intense and scary for me.
glad baby is here now though. named her nellie.
Congrats!! And woohoo on a UC! And congrats to the other late June mamas who've had their little ones as well! I've been MIA on this thread since our new little one arrived. I've scanned the thread here and there but haven't really had a chance to sit and type. Hmm... wonder why? lol