I'm 38w2d here, but I think that's the twin equivalent of being 41+, since they typically induce twins at 38w. For the past 2 weeks I've been saying I don't think I can physically make it another week, and then another week passes and I'm somehow still standing (walking's another matter). I feel like my pelvis is just falling apart (from the SPD), I can't walk more than a few yards without continual cramping and pain, it hurts like he!! to get in and out of the bed and I have to pee at least every 2 hours at night. And I'm carrying around an extra 65+ lbs, which just kills my hip joints. I'm having mild prodromal labor every afternoon and evening, but luckily it lets up by bed time.
I've had my membranes stripped twice now, with very little results. I pumped for about 45 min on and off on Saturday morning with NO contractions to show for it, did manual nipple stimulation (with and without help from DH) throughout the day sat and sun to "turn up the volume" on my contractions - it won't start them but helps make them stronger. And then last night I noticed that I had suddenly grown a cup size or two over the weekend, so I backed off on the nipple stim for fear of my milk coming in too soon. I don't know if that's possible, but it would be super uncomfortable to be engorged during labor. My LLL leader/doula/friend-next-door said she'd never heard of anyone's milk coming in before birth, but that if I wanted to be on the safe side, just to avoid the pump, since my body shouldn't make milk if I'm not removing any from my breasts. I've also tried acupressure, DTD as much as DH is up for, and lots of RRL tea. I'm considering the pros and cons of castor oil. I'm scheduled for an acupuncture induction on Thursday, and agreed to let my doctor break my water on Friday. I feel really conflicted about it, but between the (debatable) risk to the babies of going much longer and my SPD, I think inducing at 39 weeks is a reasonable compromise. I really need to know that there's an end in sight too. My doctor is convinced that if she breaks my water I won't need any further labor augmentation. I've been 3 cm since 37 weeks, and am 4 cm now, and she says my cervix is about as ripe as it can get. So why no action?!! argh!