I'm 41+1 today and I shouldn't be surprised that I'm late since I was 9 & 12 days late with my last two, but I'm somewhat frustrated. I've been pregnant for over a year!!!!! I got pregnant June 2010 miscarried in Sept, and was pregnant in Oct 2010. I was just so hoping this little one would be on time. In the last week I've tried everything, homeopathy, sex, acupunture, massage, walking even pineapple. I've had lots of contractions and thought I was in early labor twice, but no. I haven't been checked yet by my midwives as they have been too "busy" with other births so didn't want to do a sweep with me yet. They said I had to book an induction date just in case witch is Aug 3 (12 days past my edd). I don't want to be induced, it just sounds so painful plus it means I would have to be in the hospital (I've had 2 previous home water births). They sent me for an ultrasound yesterday to make sure baby was good, and she is, I'm suppose to go again on Tuesday if I haven't had her by then. It doesn't help that everyone is asking is today the day, how you feeling maybe you should do..... Right like I would have a baby and not let anyone know; at this point I just want to be left alone, and have this baby come when she's ready in a relaxed environment. I just don't feel relaxed these days, just anxious to meet this one, but its out of my hands. God I hate not having control...lol
I think someone else posted this before that their midwife didn't want to do a stretch and sweep because they were too busy with other people's births. I think that's completely unfair, considering that they're putting you in the realm of perhaps going to induction instead of trying other less invasive interventions first. Is it possible to get in with a different midwife?
I'm scheduled for an induction on Aug. 8 and that's totally freaking me out, too. I hate to think that this baby and I are on a deadline, but that's exactly what it is. :(