Today is my due date, I never thought I'd make it this far. Since week 34 I've been having very regular BH contractions (at least one every hour, on the hour) This is my second pregnancy and my first was born at 39 weeks 3 days, so just the fact that I didn't go early has me an emotional wreck! The past three nights I've been getting very strong, close contractions and then they'd just go away as soon as I'd fall asleep. I've been doing positivity everything to get labor going and STAY but nothing is working. When the apple's ripe it will fall off the tree, right? I'm already exhausted and labor hasn't even started yet! Every night I make sure the house is nice and clean, make sure my birthing supplies are ready, etc. Anyone have a trick up their sleeve to get labor rolling?
On top of my eager anticipation, the OB's I see (uc-ing, not up-ing) are even more stress causing. So far it's been smooth sailing, but now of course that I'm "over-due" in their book, they want to schedule an ultrasound for amniotic fluid levels and a non stress test. I'm completely opposed to both of them, but didn't think I'd even have to worry about the doctors scheduling one, so I was caught off guard when they did. They wanted to do it tomorrow, but I had them push it back till next week. They aren't happy with me. I wish I knew how to talk to doctors better, and I wish they'd take me seriously when I did. HA! I also refuse to be induced because of being a little late, or even having "low amniotic fluid levels", which I feel is just made up anyway so they can keep their production line moving. So what do I do, just cut the ties with my OB's now? Wait and pray that I go into labor soon and just push those pushy doctors out of my mind?
I'm just trying to stay as relaxed as I can, but every day it gets harder!