So get this. I was on bed rest until thursday, because my midwife saw that I was dilated before 37 weeks and thought I might go early. (I always dilate early...this is nothing new.)
Up until thursday (well, wed at midnight) if my baby were to be born, she would be considered preterm. But thursday morning, just hours into finally being 37 weeks, I was offered a stretch and sweep! What the heck?
I went for an ultrasound on friday though, which confirmed that I am completely efaced/dilated. This is miserable. I've never been fully dilated before starting "active" labour before. I feel like i'm about to drop a watermelon at any given moment....a ticking time bomb.
I see my midwife tomorrow...Im contemplating letting her do this s&s. I've never had it done though so i'm not sure what to expect.
In the last two days ive done the double breast pump hoping that might start something, and red rasberry leaf tea....(and sex.Geez, that was...fun?)
I might try the primrose oil tonight...(but if that's for ripening the cervix, I think we're already there.)
Anyone have any ideas? Should I go for the stretch and sweep?