to start off this pregnancy has been a roller coaster of a ride . i am 26 weeks along now and cant wait for it to be over . i having been planning on a home-birth with just the hubby and no one else. tried looking for a midwife but failed on that area because there are none in Indiana that will take Medicaid . i don't have the money to pay for one myself so the hubby will just have to relax in that area.
anyway i had contractions and bleeding at ten weeks was took off work and they stopped for a few weeks , than at 24 weeks the contractions came back and would not stop. i went to er and was in hospital for about a week. they gave me many meds to stop contractions slowed them down but i still get them . so i am now back home on procardia every four hours. still seeing my ob and she wants me to stay on the meds till 36 weeks. what scars me is when she talks to me about it she talks about how when i come off the meds i should be prepared for labor to start for awhile and that it might not start on its own meaning induction . she don't know i am planning a home birth . i am scared to death of the thought that i might carry my third child past 40 weeks. i carried my first one till 40 weeks and she was to big for me to push out had to have a c-section with her. she was only 7 lbs . my second i had at 37 weeks i pushed her out she was 6 lbs but i can see how big she would have got had i carried her longer. i don't want to be inducted i don't want to carry that long and i don't want another hospital birth. i have been looking natural methods of bringing on labor at home and i like the evening prime-rose method the most so far. can anyone suggest when i should start taking evening prime-rose. i am even thinking of dropping the procardia at 34 or 35 weeks with out the ob knowing .