kel - I am with you on the zero tolerance. between the hormones & the lack of sleep, I have absolutely no patience, and ANY noise, problem, etc, just drives me up a wall!
Glad to hear about all of the negative GBS tests! Sunseeker, sorry you are having to deal with it, hopefully it will be a painless process for you, I know you will make the decisions that are right for you and your baby.
jakesmama - I agree with mamaH - no reason to 'treat' anything unless it is really happening. IN the meantime, I recomend taking some extra iron - Floradix, organ meats, leafy greens, etc - to help prevent possible problems.
annaka - labor stim massage is essentially a wonderful, relaxing massage, combined with annoying, intense acupressure, lol. My place here in SLC also uses a 'secret' essential oil blend of labor stimulating oils. Both the owner & I (she's a long time 15+ years friend) sell doTerra oils, I spent half the massage trying to figure out which oils are in her secret blend, lol. The massage was great, had some VERY strong contrax on the table, and they continued through most of the day (though not as intense), until about 3am. Sigh. I have been using the pressure points some myself, and they definitely pick things up every time. However, since they wane after that, I know baby just isn't quite ready.
MW was here this morning - it was SO tempting to have her check my cervix, in the hopes that would DO something. I didn't though - I'm glad DP has really listened to my desire to not interfere with the process, he is reminding me to be patient (which I need since I currently have no patience of my own lol). I figure if I am still pregnant by next week's appt (40+2), I may look into some other more invasive (but of course totally natural) tactics. Unless I start actually getting some sleep, in which case I will just let everything play out as needed. I am really starting to worry about being too exhausted for labor!