Just haven't posted in a few days, thought I woul dlet everyone know..no labour yet! Keepin my fingers crossed!
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9/8/05 at 2:14pm
Originally Posted by Iriemama96
. Sex, well, I am having a hard time gettin in the mood. We share a bed with our two year old and have the inlaws sleeping right next door in the "kids" room. So, finding privacy is not an easy thing to do right now.
My doc is as supportive of a VBAC as one can get, but she is still a doc. She was thinking of striping my membranes on tuesday if I am dialated at all yet. I dunno though. I may just want to forego and cervix checks as thay have proven to be very discouraging.
Originally Posted by cathicog
Remember that if they are using the wheel thingies, then you are really only 40 weeks, if they say you are 42...so if they talk induction at say, 38 weeks, your body is really only 36, and that is why there are so many failed inductions.... so you may still have a week or so to go, and tell those docs to stuff it. Nicely. But they need to keep thier hands outta you!! you will know when you need them if the baby is already here! LOL... I would wait...keep an eye out for the baby's kicks, 10 kicks or more in 12 hrs, and baby is fine....there are also other non-invasive methods of assessing baby's well being, which you can do at home...
Originally Posted by Mom2six
The 'wheel thing' and the average length of pregnancy are all based on your last menstrual period. That is not why we have so many failed inductions. We have so many failed inductions b/c the body labors when ready (generally) and trying to force the matter often doesn't work.
|Also, you should have more than 10 kicks in 12 hours. Usually recommended is 10 in an hour of so (this link says more than 10 in 4 hours, ACOG says 10 in 2 hours.). Less than 3 in an hour (and repeted with no improvement after a sweet drink) is reason for a visit to L&D.|