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I want to go into labour naturally for once...

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Ok this is my last little baby, and I just for once want to go into labour like it seems to me all other woman do.

 

I am going to be induced on the 22 May most likely at just over 38 weeks - if not earlier.  this is due to very low amniotic fluid levels.  I have had early, assisted, induced at hospital deliveries with both my kids (34 and 37 weeks).

 

This time I want to do it by myself.  i want to have the chance to tell my husband I think I am in labour and take my bags and get to hospital. i know this might sound stupid, but this is really something that I think all girld think about if you get to the sstage that you want to have babies.  

 

My question is how am i going to convince my baby boy to make his arrival before the Dr induces me?  it will be a natural birth like the other babies.

 

Currently i am using 3000ml  EPO vaginally at night and 1000 in the morning.  i am bouncing on my excersize ball.  Husband sick, so can't have sex, but lots of nipple stimulation and we might get it on tonight.

 

Im having painfull minstuation like cramps in my groin and thighs, not sure what this is?

post #2 of 17

I understand CorgiMommy!  I have no scheduled induction, but I was induced the day before my due date with my DD because my blood pressure started going up.  I was able to do the rest naturally, no pain meds or other interventions.  They are watching me closely and I am afraid of a repeat.  I really want to experience what it is like to go into natural labor and I REALLY want to avoid the pitocin.  I think that if I could do my first birth with no pain meds with pitocin, my second with natural labor would seem almost enjoyable.  I am only 33 weeks, so I am not going to try to get this baby to come out any time soon, but I really do want her to appear before anyone starts talking induction.

post #3 of 17

Hypnobabies has a "Come Out Baby" track for $15.

post #4 of 17

I'm moving just 5 days before my due date. I'd really like my baby to come before the move, and would love to know of ways to encourage it. Is there truly a mind-body-baby connection for starting labor? I like that idea best, although herbal remedies or gentle physical things (like sex) are good too.

 

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post #5 of 17

I feel like there is a mind-body connection, mostly in that you need to be ready for labor mentally, not panicking, not fighting it. This was my personal experience anyway. What I don't know, is whether feeling ready and calm brings on labor, or if it is a very early first stage of labor characteristic, like the hormones make you feel ready as they begin to work their magic. 

 

For the original poster, the only thing I am wondering if you could try beside what you are already doing is fighting the low fluid levels in some way? I don't know much about it and I assume you have researched the heck out of it, is there any way to buy yourself a little more time?

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by tinams8 View Post

I feel like there is a mind-body connection, mostly in that you need to be ready for labor mentally, not panicking, not fighting it. 

Exactly. I just don't know that is is possible to get things happening until it is time but I do think fear and unresolved issues can delay or stop labor. I have heard, e.g., of women who need a good cry to let some emotions out, and then labor finally begins.

 

I have been thinking of all this, lately. Our first was a tiny baby, born a couple of days after her due date. This baby is much bigger, so I would not worry even if birth happened some weeks before I am due. We have an international move coming up, so I would prefer giving birth a bit early...

post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by mforeback View Post

I'm moving just 5 days before my due date. I'd really like my baby to come before the move, and would love to know of ways to encourage it. Is there truly a mind-body-baby connection for starting labor? I like that idea best, although herbal remedies or gentle physical things (like sex) are good too.

 

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IMO, it would be easier to move pregnant rather than post-partum. Personally, I'd be praying baby holds off until you're settled.

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi all, thanks for the support.

 

I am trying to replenish the fluid levels.  The Dr said there is absolutely nothing I can do to change the levels.  I am however drinking tonnes of water and relaxing as much as possible, but scan last Thusday and today did not show any sign of improvement.  

 

The non wanted induction will be next Tuesday morning.

 

help

post #9 of 17

Go get a pedicure and try to find someone that knows the accupressure points in the feet.  Acupuncture could help too.
 

post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by mforeback View Post

I'm moving just 5 days before my due date. I'd really like my baby to come before the move, and would love to know of ways to encourage it. Is there truly a mind-body-baby connection for starting labor? I like that idea best, although herbal remedies or gentle physical things (like sex) are good too.

 

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OMG sweetheart, please take it from a BTDT mama....you REALLY want to wait until after the baby comes to move. Please try to keep that kid in until after you move! Seriously!

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the help, I am still hanging in here.

 

Really want to go into labour naturally for once, but have made peace with the fact that this might just not be ment to be.

post #12 of 17

How much are you drinking?

 

This paper has good information about amniotic fluid levels, including a Hopkins study recommending against induction for low fluid:

 

http://www.ribirth.net/docs/Amniotic%20Fluid%20Levels.pdf

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

Still here and no baby.  Drinking lots and lots of water but Dr said at appointment today it is just not worth the risk to the baby to walk any longer than Tuesday with the low amniotic fluid levels and mature placenta.   Feel like such a failure - just cannot get things going naturally.

post #14 of 17

((((HUGS)))) I would refuse the induction but I can certainly understand why you would want to consent with the doctor saying things like that :-(. U/S is just not a reliable way to check fluid levels and induction with low fluid (if it is indeed low) is more dangerous than induction with normal levels or going into labor naturally. Rest assured though, mama, you are NOT failing; your body is not birthing your baby because your baby isn't ready. Your body is doing exactly the right thing, it's just not being given time <3 

 

ETA: Your desire to go into labor on your own is not a silly thing either. That moment of excitement and realization is something that should just go along with the whole package. 

post #15 of 17

CorgiMommy- Good luck over the next few days.  We can't wait to hear about your birth.  I think there is no "wrong" way to do it when you end up with a healthy baby and a healthy mom.  I would agree with the PP that you  shouldn't feel guilty or like you are failing.  I do not want to offend the sentiments of other members of this group but reading this thread I have to interject.  I respect all of your choices for yourself and your babies and your rights to make those choices.  However, I would never encourage another person to ignore the advice of professionals or give medical advice over the internet.  I do not know that statistics about low fluid levels, but I would feel confident that your providers probably do know more than any of us, no matter what we have read or heard.  I am still hoping you may go into natural labor tonight or in the next couple of days, but however it happens- you get to hug that little baby soon!  We will be thinking of you.

post #16 of 17

I was not encouraging her to do anything but forgive herself, Country Girl, nor was I giving her medical advice. I have a different view of the whole situation because I do not assume that OB's know more than I do; I was sharing that perspective and it was not meant to condemn or persuade her in any way so I don't believe it was necessary to interject. I believe that it is her body, her baby and her choice and that she is the most qualified person to make decisions about all of it and that includes her choice to consent to the induction if she feels that is what is best. I don't want to hijack her thread any further with this so please pm me if you have any further issues with my comments here, this mama just needs support in this thread <3 

post #17 of 17

Congratulations on your little one CorgiMommy!  I am glad to see in the birth announcements thread that Sean arrived on this side healthy.  I hope you are content with your birth experience and wish you and your family lots of joy getting to know your new little son.  Wishing all the rest of you happy and healthy births too!  Yeah for the babies starting to arrive.

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