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post #21 of 113

cupcait- looks like we're in the same boat.  I also have my NST & (hopefully) a membrane sweep tomorrow.  Fingers crossed for all of us overdue Mamas!

post #22 of 113
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I have a 3 day acu induction scheduled the next 3 days- acu says most clients don't show up for third appointment- let's hope!

post #23 of 113

Just got back from my appointment with the midwives - NST was totally fine so that's good. I had her do an internal exam and am 80% effaced and 1.5 centimeter dilated. Hopefully soon! My midwife said she thinks within the next few days and I'm really hoping so. 

 

How's everyone else doing?

post #24 of 113

The biophysical profile & NST were great.  I'm having contractions, am 50% effaced but barely 1cm dilated (MW had to really push to get in finger in).  Am feeling a little dejected about the prospect of another C/S.  At least I can go to 42 wks and anything can happen in a week, right?

 

So the plan is for another NST on Friday (maybe some membrane stripping if I dilate more), then Castor Oil & Dr Christopher's on Saturday & somewhere in there the MWs will call their back-up Dr to get the C/S on the books for Tues.

 

In a way, it's good to know that I will have a baby by next Tues & at most I only have 1 more week to go!  My last C/S was a relative breeze, but I was really knocked out for it & didn't feel like I experienced the birth.  Since I'm 41, I don't think I'll have another chance at a natural/water birth.

 

Please cervix open, please baby drop, please let me go into labor soon so I can experience my son's birth!  I am ready!

 

Oh & acupuncture tomorrow morning!

post #25 of 113
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I have a 3 day acu induction scheduled the next 3 days- acu says most clients don't show up for third appointment- let's hope!



I hope you're right!!! I just had my 2nd acu appt. today. I had some good contractions while on the table and plan to wake in the a.m. and do some good walking. I should've gone walking today right after appt. but it was dinner time and had to take care of DS.

I'm also seeing MW tomorrow and will try a 2nd sweep. sheesh, it's a lot of work to try and get these babies out!!

Plus, my baby is starting to slow down in movements. I get the needed movements for kick counts but I'm not use to having to pay such close attention...it's kinda stressing me out.

I also know MW will ask me to schedule induction tomorrow for next week. It will be hard to resist induction if I'm still preggo next week!!

post #26 of 113
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I hope you're right!!! I just had my 2nd acu appt. today. I had some good contractions while on the table and plan to wake in the a.m. and do some good walking. I should've gone walking today right after appt. but it was dinner time and had to take care of DS.

I'm also seeing MW tomorrow and will try a 2nd sweep. sheesh, it's a lot of work to try and get these babies out!!

Plus, my baby is starting to slow down in movements. I get the needed movements for kick counts but I'm not use to having to pay such close attention...it's kinda stressing me out.

I also know MW will ask me to schedule induction tomorrow for next week. It will be hard to resist induction if I'm still preggo next week!!


Wow- lucky- I got nothing from my acu appointment- well I have another  one today as well. Here's to labor vibes for all of us!

 

post #27 of 113

Yeah, well I'm on my 4th acu appt today...then again I may be one of those women who just never go into labor (18 days overdue with DS, 8 days & counting now).

post #28 of 113

I'm so glad I found this forum; I'm really not alone!

 

I am at 40w5d; I woke up like a Bear this morning!  I have my blackberry on silent to ignore the constant texts.  

 

With all the false labour I have been having I'm not sure I'll believe it when it does really start.  On the bright side my house has never been more tidy and clean!

 

My MW did a sweep on Monday and said everything is very soft and stretchy; wouldn't give me a measurement though.  I wish there was a real trick to getting the EPO up there though; this belly in the way doesn't help!

post #29 of 113

Count me in.  I was due yesterday (the 19th), and at today's appt was only 1cm, 50% effaced.  The midwife did a sweep, so here's hoping!  I am so tired of people (stepmom, MIL, ...) asking me about the state of my cervix!  I sure don't ask about theirs.  My son-- my only other pregnancy-- was preterm, so this waiting is all new to me.  Although he was PPROM, and required a 98 hour induction (!!!), so I don't have a great deal of faith in my body to start up labor in any case.  Cranky, cranky, cranky day.

post #30 of 113
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Count me in.  I was due yesterday (the 19th), and at today's appt was only 1cm, 50% effaced.  The midwife did a sweep, so here's hoping!  I am so tired of people (stepmom, MIL, ...) asking me about the state of my cervix!  I sure don't ask about theirs.  My son-- my only other pregnancy-- was preterm, so this waiting is all new to me.  Although he was PPROM, and required a 98 hour induction (!!!), so I don't have a great deal of faith in my body to start up labor in any case.  Cranky, cranky, cranky day.

 

I am SO with you on people asking me about my cervix. In fact, I have straight up lied and said that I've declined all internal exams so that my Mom and sisters will leave me alone. 

 

I go back tomorrow to my midwife for another NST and I'm asking for a second sweep. I was 80% effaced and about 1.5cm yesterday. 

 

I have had a really amazing pregnancy, no complaints whatsoever, BUT - I am SO done. It's so hot and humid here and I am so tired of the constant email/text/facebook inquiries of how I'm feeling, if the baby was born, did I get checked for dilation, etc etc. SO annoying. I know people are excited, but honestly it's so frustrating and annoying - the baby will come when it's ready!!!
 

 

post #31 of 113

hi, im a newbie!im preg with our 2nd daughter and according to the stupid way they give you an EDD i was due july 10th and will be 42 weeks on sunday! Had my third NST today and everything looks great with her heart. last week when i had the u/s to check fluid level i had 27 whatevers in their! most they seen at 41 weeks i was told! lowest they let you have is 5. Signed consent form today stating i under risks of not being induced after 42 weeks. Hoping to have a waterbirth!! Hafta go back Monday for another NST and US and after that I may give in to the big "I" word, GASP! definately not what i want!!

 

So what is this EPO that you all speak of?

 

Labor dust to all!!

post #32 of 113

Hi radi0chic, and welcome!  EPO is evening primrose oil, which can help soften your cervix.  Was your doctor/midwife concerned about the excess fluid?

post #33 of 113

i too see a midwife and no she wasnt at all. no wonder Baby doesnt wannt come out! shes swimming in a lake and its 97 degrees outside!!

So its an actual oil or a capsule that you insert around/in vagina?

post #34 of 113

radi0chic- Welcome!  EPO is Evening Primrose Oil.  It's a supplement that you can take orally and or insert a broken gel cap so it gets on your cervix (it has prostaglandins which are supposed to help ripen your cervix).

post #35 of 113

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I am SO with you on people asking me about my cervix. In fact, I have straight up lied and said that I've declined all internal exams so that my Mom and sisters will leave me alone. 

 

 

That's clever-- I wish I had thought of that!  Why people feel like they can ask these things is beyond me, sometimes.  Hope the sweep today does the trick for you!

post #36 of 113
Thread Starter 

You can also use Borage oil which has more GLA in it (stronger) tis what I switched to. I put around 6 up there daily and am now taking 9 gel caps daily as well.

post #37 of 113

Pathetic, but I'm actually at the point where I want to take castor oil even though it made me puke last time.  I never thought I'd be willing to do it again. I'm going to try Ina May's vodka & OJ recipe this time though.

post #38 of 113
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 I'm going to try Ina May's vodka & OJ recipe this time though.


With my mood the last couple days this has peeked my interest!  Details please.

post #39 of 113

Here is what my doula found out for me...this will be my breakfast Saturday morning.

 

One tbs castor oil with a shot of vodka and the same amount of OJ for taste
is what I came up with for Ina May.

You can take up to 4 ounces to stimulate labor and Penny Simkin has women
take 2 oz, followed by another oz an half hour later, and one more a bit
later if necessary.

I would try the 2 oz with a shot of vodka and OJ to chase it down.

post #40 of 113
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Originally Posted by awallrising View Post

Here is what my doula found out for me...this will be my breakfast Saturday morning.

 

One tbs castor oil with a shot of vodka and the same amount of OJ for taste
is what I came up with for Ina May.

You can take up to 4 ounces to stimulate labor and Penny Simkin has women
take 2 oz, followed by another oz an half hour later, and one more a bit
later if necessary.

I would try the 2 oz with a shot of vodka and OJ to chase it down.



Why the vodka? I don't think I can stomach that but I will be doing castor oil Sat. AM as well.

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