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Baby is coming Thursday if she or likes it or not!

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

Well this high risk pregnancy stuff has sucked big time! Doctors finally came to the conclusion its baby time, they want me to be in the hospital before labor starts hooked up to a stress dose of hydrocortizone so I dont die, lovely right? So on thursday I am going in for an amnio and if all looks good with the lungs its baby time! the wonderful hell of an induction. maybe I will go into labor on my own, but I doubt it, I will be 37 and one day on thursday, so its not as bad as they were talking induction yesterday.

 

Would you try s ome self induction techniques at this point or wait it out?

 

So I don't know if I am the "next" person from the group to have baby, but I am in line for Thursday! Anyone else want to join me? LOL!

post #2 of 33

Hugs! I was induced with my first two and it went very well and easy and both births were wonderful. I don't know your experience but maybe it won't be bad. If they are worried about you then I would not do self induction stuff at home, just my opinion.  I will be sending good birthing vibes you way and thinking of you and your LO.

post #3 of 33

I probably wouldn't try to induce myself either.  Especially since they want you in the hospital to be monitored before labor starts.

post #4 of 33

I wouldn't do it either, unless I felt really sure their concerns weren't justified. 

 

I might do some general ripening stuff, and encouraging good positioning, but not actual induction methods. 

 

I'm sorry you are dealing with this. 

 

*hugs*

post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I see your point.Its so confusing at this point, because basically everything I know about birth is thrown out the window. Go into abor usually means stay at home as long as possible and then head to the hospital.  Anyone know of cervical ripeners besides EPO I can take that wont put me into labor but make my cervix more favorable? I am a "fingertip" dialated right now.

post #6 of 33

I would *not* do any self induction techniques, either. They are at best ineffective and at worst dangerous. I would just eat well, get lots of rest and just prepare.

 

While I was 3 cm dilated, and had lots of false labor starts, I did have pit with my last birth to get it going. Just start out at a low level, if you can.  Inductions aren't as bad as they used to be...

 

Sending you good labor vibes!
 

post #7 of 33
Thread Starter 

My last induction was not horrible they kept me on a very low dose of pit, but man when i had baby #3 (this is #7) it was a 5 hour hell with the pit turned up as high as it would go!  Well I guess I will go pack my hospital bags, I may just sew a birth skirt or something for the occasion, LOL!

post #8 of 33

 

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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005 View Post

My last induction was not horrible they kept me on a very low dose of pit, but man when i had baby #3 (this is #7) it was a 5 hour hell with the pit turned up as high as it would go!  Well I guess I will go pack my hospital bags, I may just sew a birth skirt or something for the occasion, LOL!

 


Wow to number 7! This is number 5 for me. 

 

Yeah, I think there has been some serious evaluation of pit use and they've realized that it does more harm to make it unlike natural labor.  That was my first and only experience with pit and I was nervous, but it was not any different then my other labors which started naturally (except for the freaking IV in my hand)....

 

That is good that you know what to expect, too!  Hang in there! and making a cute skirt sounds like the perfect things to do.

post #9 of 33

YAY! I can't wait, I am so excited for you :)

What every one else said also.

post #10 of 33

Can't wait to hear the birth story.  I hope all goes well with the induction.

post #11 of 33

I'll be joining you on Thursday!  (except mine is an rcs rather than an induction)

post #12 of 33
Thread Starter 

Still so nervous, and I have been super grouchy lately too so it must mean labor is close because I am usually grouchy labor and I just want to sleep a lot. I really want a doula this time around, but DH says birth is private and dose not want anyone else there. Sigh. I know I will make it I just almost wish I had an easy button to push to get baby here.

post #13 of 33
Thread Starter 

Well tomorrow is Amnio day. I am super nervous about having a giant needle shoved in my belly. my regular OB is now pushing for a c-section based on a prior shoulder distocia and pelvic fracture at my last birth, but considering I am having this baby 3 weeks earlier than my last I don't see the point in that, so I politely took her information and said i will see how things go. Lucky she is not on call this weekend, so I doubt a csection is in my future. 

post #14 of 33

I'm sorry you have all this stress.  Maybe your dh will reconsider...it's not like there won't be a bazillion other people there, too?  Maybe he could see a doula as part of the team of medical professionals? 

post #15 of 33

Best of wishes and prayers for today (and tomorrow) Sandy and Goddess. You are in my thoughts!

post #16 of 33

Thank you so much Onemoreontheway!

post #17 of 33

Thinking of you both.  I hope it goes well tomorrow and can't wait to see some baby pics!

post #18 of 33

 

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Thinking of you both.  I hope it goes well tomorrow and can't wait to see some baby pics!

 

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post #19 of 33

Sending positive labor vibes to Goddess and Sandy today!!!! Good luck ladies!

post #20 of 33

you're in my thoughts, ladies! so excited for you!

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