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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hello,

My EDD is tomorrow 11/14. If she is not here by 11/16 we are getting induced that night. I am really excited. I have 3 other kiddos.Our oldest is 9 and our twins turned 5 on the 3rd of this month. It's funny because I told them after their birthday the baby will be here. So everyday they are asking me if my stomach hurts and if the baby is coming. Really funny. I have been drinking RRLT and doing aromatherapy with lavender, clary sage, and jasmine and nothing. She really likes it in there. The last time I was checked on Fri I was 2cm 70%. I lost my mucus plug all weekend. I am going to have a VBAC. I am taking any encouraging words right now because I am soooooo excited to meet my baby girl.

 

post #2 of 17

Welcome, Chena! My due date is also tomorrow 11/14 and I'm having a baby girl too! orngbiggrin.gif Here's to hoping we both go into labor in the next day or two. thumb.gif Best wishes for a smooth birth!

post #3 of 17

Hey Chena!  Is it your hospital's policy to induce at 40+2?  Anyway you can get a little more time?

post #4 of 17

I've never heard of an induction for VBAC- how do they do it?  I thought it was policy not to, so I'm just interested in your hospital's protocols. At least you'll be meeting your baby soon!  Exciting!  

post #5 of 17

Yeah, this is what I thought too...
 

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

I've never heard of an induction for VBAC- how do they do it?  I thought it was policy not to, so I'm just interested in your hospital's protocols. At least you'll be meeting your baby soon!  Exciting!  



 

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

They will insert the folle buld and the break my water. Idk what their policy is. I know we were takling about doing it today but I wanted to wait. I just woke up and have some light pink spotting. What do you think? Is this a sign of going into labor?

post #7 of 17

Light pink or red, especially with snotty looking discharge is likely caused by your cervix dilating and your mucus plug will start to fall out.  This is a very encouraging sign of impending labor.

 

Many women go past their due dates and there is very little risk involved with waiting, especially if you're being seen every week for prenatals.  There is, however, risk with induction- even with the bulb.  If I were in your shoes, I would absolutely be talking to my care provider about the reasoning for induction and finding out what the policies are regarding post dates and VBAC's so that an informed decision could be made.  If the bulb does not work, then they would break your water, and if that does not work then what?  Pit and other induction meds are not safe as far as I know when attempting a VBAC, so then I would assume you would be forced into a repeat c-section. 

post #8 of 17

I agree.  This sounds like a good way to end up with a repeat c-section.  I would seriously question why you can only go to 40+3, as the law in most states is 41-43w.  If you and your baby are healthy, you do have a right to post-pone an induction.

 

However, maybe you're going into labor today?  I know for me that once I'm having any bloody discharge that I'm likely in early labor... buuuut, many women on here have been having bloody discharge for weeks and they're still pregnant, soo..
 

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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Light pink or red, especially with snotty looking discharge is likely caused by your cervix dilating and your mucus plug will start to fall out.  This is a very encouraging sign of impending labor.

 

Many women go past their due dates and there is very little risk involved with waiting, especially if you're being seen every week for prenatals.  There is, however, risk with induction- even with the bulb.  If I were in your shoes, I would absolutely be talking to my care provider about the reasoning for induction and finding out what the policies are regarding post dates and VBAC's so that an informed decision could be made.  If the bulb does not work, then they would break your water, and if that does not work then what?  Pit and other induction meds are not safe as far as I know when attempting a VBAC, so then I would assume you would be forced into a repeat c-section. 



 

post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Light pink or red, especially with snotty looking discharge is likely caused by your cervix dilating and your mucus plug will start to fall out.  This is a very encouraging sign of impending labor.

 

Many women go past their due dates and there is very little risk involved with waiting, especially if you're being seen every week for prenatals.  There is, however, risk with induction- even with the bulb.  If I were in your shoes, I would absolutely be talking to my care provider about the reasoning for induction and finding out what the policies are regarding post dates and VBAC's so that an informed decision could be made.  If the bulb does not work, then they would break your water, and if that does not work then what?  Pit and other induction meds are not safe as far as I know when attempting a VBAC, so then I would assume you would be forced into a repeat c-section. 


Agree.  

However, I also know it's usually hospital policy to not let VBACs go very long past the due date.  I wonder what they'd do if the bulb and AROM don't work.  I hope you wouldn't end with a c-section but I know that VBACs are hairy situations in hospitals.  My friend has had 2 VBACs and each time she had the deadline of her EDD - they scheduled c-sections the day after, but thankfully she went into labor beforehand both times.  

 

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 

Updt: I lost my mucus plug all weekend long. So the light pink has now turn to a bright period like red. I had to put on a pad. I went to see my midwife this morning and she said I am now 2-3 cm and 80% and my contractions are regular and she was them to be more intense to where I can take it any more. She thinks the baby is not facing my back. Is there anything I can do to encourage her to turn around. I am about to go for a walk.

post #11 of 17

You can try walking, birth ball, pelvic rocking, but in the end baby just needs to decide to turn.  My son was posterior for my entire labor right up until I started to push- then he flipped.  You can birth a baby posterior, even, so I don't think it's much of a concern though it might help avoid back labor if you can get baby to turn.  Don't stress about it though- don't go on a long walk and wear yourself out, is what I'm saying winky.gif  Babies are smart and will turn if they want, if not, well you will birth a sunnyside up baby!  Haha!

THat sounds like amazing progress though.  Woooohoooo!   Good luck mama!

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Chena4 View Post

Updt: I lost my mucus plug all weekend long. So the light pink has now turn to a bright period like red. I had to put on a pad. I went to see my midwife this morning and she said I am now 2-3 cm and 80% and my contractions are regular and she was them to be more intense to where I can take it any more. She thinks the baby is not facing my back. Is there anything I can do to encourage her to turn around. I am about to go for a walk.



Whoo hoo!!  Sounds good!  Like J said, don't stress to much, babies often turn during labor.  The ball helps, though.

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

Updt: I had our baby girl on her due date of 11/14 @ 9:47pm. NaturaL, UNINTENED, and in the front seat of the charger,ALSO UNINTENDED! Sucessful Vbac. LOL, story I cant type more right now. baby girl in one hand and typing with the other. I'll have to give you the FULL details on the birth annc. thread in the morning. I wouldnt change a thing! She is heathly, i am sore and thankful!

post #14 of 17

Whew, there have been two babies born in cars now, right?  So that means (statistically) that the rest of us should be in the clear as far as that goes?  Or are we the birthing-in-cars-after-our-waters-break DDC?  biggrinbounce.gif

Congrats mama!  Can't wait to hear more of the story!

post #15 of 17

joy.gifCongrats!!

 

 

Ha ha.. I always look at things from the statistical viewpoint too..   But does that mean I'm more or less likely to have my water break randomly.  ;)
 

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

Whew, there have been two babies born in cars now, right?  So that means (statistically) that the rest of us should be in the clear as far as that goes?  Or are we the birthing-in-cars-after-our-waters-break DDC?  biggrinbounce.gif

Congrats mama!  Can't wait to hear more of the story!



 

post #16 of 17


Yay for another car baby!  What are the stats on car babies?

 

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

Whew, there have been two babies born in cars now, right?  So that means (statistically) that the rest of us should be in the clear as far as that goes?  Or are we the birthing-in-cars-after-our-waters-break DDC?  biggrinbounce.gif

Congrats mama!  Can't wait to hear more of the story!



 

post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

LOL. I know funny. Never would have thought I would have hadthe baby in the car. I posted the whole story on the birth annc thread. LOL

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