I am now 42 weeks pregnant with my fourth child. I had a c/s with my first followed by two vbacs. Although I am planning a vbac with this babe too, the fact that I am now officially 42+ weeks (on solid dates) has dropped me into a bit of an insurance/hospital policy bind.
The midwives I saw with my last babe, and now with this babe, cannot attend a vbac after 41 weeks. And the hospital does not support vbac after 42 weeks. I managed to keep my midwives by agreeing to an "induction", scheduled for tomorrow morning, which at least on paper made everyone happy.
Now obviously, as a vbac there is very little that can be done in terms of "induction". AROM is basically it, and when I was checked yesterday I was still at "barely 2cm" and not really a good candidate for AROM. I will be asking in more detail tomorrow, but I think at this point my options are AROM and hope or elective rc/s. Neither seems like a great idea, but given that I'll be 42 weeks 2 days at that point I think I've given this babe a fair shot at picking her own birthday! (no, I'm not up for EMTALA or UC. yes, this is the best hospital/practice for vbac within a three hour drive. no, there are no midwives who can/will attend hbac. yes, dh and I have tried nearly everything to get labor going and we've been trying it for a good three weeks now!)
Anyway, my question... has anyone here had an induced vbac? Any ideas or btdt suggestions? It's certainly possible she'll get things going on her own tonight, but if not... I've never had an induction (or elective c/s for that matter) and I really don't know what to expect in terms of arriving at the hospital when not in active labor. It seems really surreal to just "walk in", you know?