So I never post here, but I read obsessively ever day. I need to turn to all of you, though because things with this pregnancy have gotten so completely weird that I really could use some advice.
I was due on the 1st. Yeah, the one that happened two weeks ago. It's baby number five, and I've gone late (around a week) with all of them, so I wasn't expecting anything until last week anyway. I have prodromal labor for months, so contractions and I are really good friends. When my previous labors have kicked in, I go FAST--like under an hour.
Lst Thursday night i started contracting big time, two minutes apart for hours and I had that really intense, inward, labor-y kind of mindset. Call the mw. Birth team, doula, sisters all arrive and setup. I'm at a six, but the baby was still pretty high. By1am, contractions have stopped, everyone goes home around three.
Friday and saturday I have acupuncture done.
I took castor oil Sunday morning--first time mw has recommended it in ten years!
Sunday night mw came over to do the borage oil capsules around my cervix for a second time. Strong, regular contractions for six hours. At a SEVEN. Labor fizzles AGAIN at around midnight.
This is my third day in a row taking castor oil. Long walks, birth ball, cohosh, essential oils, visualization, homeopathics, and on and on.
I don't know what else to do!! Had a NST and ultrasound--baby and placenta and fluids look perfect. I know whenever this actually starts he'll just fall out of me, but I don't know what else to do to get this really going. My kids have been with my mom all weekend, since we're all just waiting.
Of course I wake up every morning and cry. The mw isn't concerned and I don't have to transfer care, which is good. Oh, and I don't have health ins right now, so I really don't want to have to go tothe hospital unless there's a really good reason.
any advice? I feel like I'm at the end of my rope.