Hi ladies! I used to post in the beginning but my laptop died and it's too annoying to respond from an iPhone so I have been lurking. Now I have a new laptop and I need to vent to ladies who will understand.
My edd with my 6th baby was the 16th. I see an ob who understands my wants to have a natural intervention free birth but of course I am now scheduled for an induction on Thursday if the baby doesn't make her appearance soon. As of last Tuesday I was 4-5 cm and 50% effaced (been that way a few weeks and was with my last 3 as well). Been having contractions (able to time them for a couple hours at a time or they are random) that just fizzle out. My oldest was induced bc of pre-e and my 2nd my water had been broken too long for their comfort and they swore since I wasn't feeling my big contractions that I needed pitocin and I got an epi bc pitocin sucks, lol. For my next two I only labored for 2-4 hours and both were crowning when we got to the hospital and it was fabulous and I realized then that I just handle the pain well when I don't have pitocin. With my youngest I had to be at the hospital right away bc of a positive gbs (grr) and wasn't able to labor at home like usual and ended up stalling and being talked into a tiny bit of pitocin by the on-call doc (still pissed about that) and he was born very shortly after.
Anyway, now my doc says bc it's my 6th and I'm already so dilated that they'll probably just break my water and give me a little pitocin....ugh!!!! I had a bpp sono last Wednesday and the tech said even though it's not super accurate that the measurements she was getting were more consistent with a edd of the 23rd and everything looked good. Of course that means nothing to my ob. I was scheduled for induction tmrw but I called and she was able to change it to Thursday for me. If I started epo now would it help at all for just a few days? Tried sex once but hubby isn't interested (annoying) bc it always freaks him out this late in the pg especially when I'm so dilated. Just wish I knew what was holding this little girl up! I'm so panicked about even the thought of pitocin. I'm trying to be calm and stay active but I've been getting horrible cramps in my thighs if I'm on my feet too long (feels like a charlie horse in my thigh...so awful). I'm cleaning, shopping, sitting in good positions and getting on all fours and just willing this baby out....please send me labor vibes!!!!
Sorry for the long vent but my husband has been in a weird mood and just doesn't get it and my mom just asks me every time I talk to her if anything is happening :-/ I'm so tired of the "no baby yet?", "how are you feeling?", "anything happening?" questions from everyone!
ETA: Aside from my 6 week early oldest, the rest were born 1-2 days before their due date and my 4th was 4 days late.
Edited by APGoddess83 - 11/26/12 at 9:39am