So all of my contractions, aches, pains, various treatments, ingesting castor oil twice, seems to all be for nothing. My MW cannot figure out why this is happening, but perhaps there is a good reason for me not going into labor. C/S will most likely be scheduled for this Tues (42w). The baby is doing well & the MWs would let me go longer, but I just can't do it. I'm dehydrated, exhausted & can't take any more. I've been at 80% effaced & 1 cm for days (no progress despite a lot of discomfort), the baby did drop a little but not enough.
I have been in tears all day & can hardly talk to anyone, including MWs, doula, DH, etc. Trying to get a few smiles from spending some time with my sweet & wild DS. I can't even begin to express my disappointment.
At least I will be holding Finn in a few days & we can move forward as a family of 4.
I hope everyone who's left has better luck than me getting the birth they want.