So, yesterday I started off my day with acupuncture with 'induction specialist' in my area...I was optimistic because I had some serious pressure in my cervix/vagina . I then went to the midwife , hopefully for a membrane sweep. Unfortunately she could not do the sweep because my cervix was still completely closed:(
So frustrated..then I go for my NST and ultrasound because of my history of low fluid ( which ended with a long induction and eventual c-section with my first) ...and, it's low. Not super-duper low, but below the cut-off. I am told to call people and arrange for folks to come because I will probably have to be induced. I am crushed and start to make calls and figure out as they do the NST. Thank God the NST is reassuring and I convince the midwives to let me go home for the night and return in the morning for another round of testing and most likely an induction. Last night i hooked up the breast pump and DTD and that started some small contractions but the baby was definitely not meeting the 10 per hour kick-count goals so I kind of freaked myself out there. I guess I am unsure of what to do in some ways. With my cervix not ripe I have limited faith in piticin..there is a chance I could get a foley balloon inserted if I dilate a bit. I have been down the road of a long, painful induction that ended in a c-section and 'I am considering just opting for a c-section if my cervix is still closed this morning when I go in...any advice?