I am 41 +5 and ready to burst!!! This is my second child and I have always been negative on any form of induction but of course I am now finding myself in a situation where it is increasingly looking likely and I'd love to get different opinions so I can make a more informed choice.
Facts: My dates are 100% correct
I had an ecg & ultrasound, baby is happy and healthy as of 2 days ago and somewhere between 7- 9 lbs which is fine.
My cervix has begun to efface and is dilated to 2 cm after 2 stretch and sweeps
I have an irritable uterus so have been having strong contractions since 28 weeks
I am under no pressure from my mw to induce until next tuesday which should put me at 42 + 3 ( but right on 42 with my dates) she is mildly concerned about my physical strength waning and the unwillingness of baby to come
I am having a water birth in hospital as my last birth wasn't so fantastic.....
I have been happy to let baby come when he is ready, he was breech till 39 weeks and turned to rop. I have been on spinning babies and doing everything I can as deep down I just feel baby is not in the position he wants to be in just yet.
Ordinarily I would make the decision to wait it out and trust baby & body to do what is right - HOWEVER due the hormones or whatever I have reached a point where emotionally and mentally I don't feel I can wait any longer - I have become very agressive over the last few days and I have begun to disrespect my toddler & partner which is 100% out of character for me. I'm not even excited about the birth - just angry
I don't believe I have any emotional issues blocking the birth, but they are starting. I am having my 2 year old watched for a few hours today so I can meditate and try and get into a relaxed state.
I guess I'm wondering if my emotional state is just as important a consideration here or should I just suck it up and keep waiting. And if you think I should try to move things along what would you suggest. I won't do castor oil, and I def don't need raspberry leaf tea (my uterus is very toned from the irritability). I have had sex, curry and I've been standing up most of the time.