Originally Posted by kimberlylibby
This might not be a popular opinion to express.... but I really think you should stop taking all the labor inducing herbs and stop trying to induce. You have no medical reason to induce and your baby needs to cook... you'd feel AWFUL if you forced the baby into the world when it is not ready, right?
Relax. Babies come when they are ready right??
I'm not negating that you're uncomfortable or anything, but it's really best to just wait right?
I appreciate your honesty.......
But I will say that is VERY negating. To be honest, I'm kind of tired of people telling me that. I'm not a first time mama nor am I ignorant of the information out there. I don't believe that my baby isn't ready.........he's ready.......I know he is. I've had an actual very good pregnancy. Also, if by chance my due date is off, it's off by a couple weeks the OTHER way so it's possible I may be nearly 42 weeks right now. The baby *is* that big.
The more I think about it, the more I think there is something to the feelings I've been having that it's time for him to come out. I went waaaaaay over with my daughter and I actually LIKED it. It felt right, I was in no hurry......but with this, the more the pregnancy goes on, it *does not* feel right. Not that I feel unhealthy, but the pregnancy gets worse and worse by the day. The physical problems I've been having get worse. And to me thats signalling the end of the road. I'm a firm believer in trusting myself and my body and I trust right now that things are READY.
Also.........when I read over this or I read similar threads, It makes me wonder about what the priority of the mama is.......I mean, I read *other* threads about other issues that come up when the baby is here and there is lots of talk about doing whats best for the baby while still maintaining the sanity of the mother. And, you know? There just doesn't seem to be an interest in caring for the emotional welfare of the mama in times like this. Theres lots of trivial talk of "Oh go get a pedicure" (which I did anyways) or "Just be patient". And thats really really kind of insulting and dismissive.
Anyways.........I stopped taking the herbs because they make me sick. Which worries me because it's my midwives main course of inducing if I were to actually go to 42 weeks with this one. I do need to look into this further rather than people just dimissing what I'm asking as me being some simple minded impatient woman.
As of this week, I'm either due or over due. We were trying for this one and so I know just about exactly when I concieved. So I know this baby is due. I know my body has taken very good care of this one. The pregnancy has been hard but not that bad........until now. With the mental, physical, and emotional state I'm in right now, the thought of just "waiting" indefinitely, potentially two more weeks, not only seems dangerous to me but would probably send me into depression.
I know your intentions are good, but trust me to know me.