Originally Posted by nichole
a lot can happen between now and the induction. i hope you reschedule it (how much bigger, relatively, could the baby get in a week or two really?), but you could always do castor oil the day before. i believe personally that castor oil is safer than pitocin.
also do you know if you are dialated any? could you ask for your bishop's score? do you know if the baby is anterior or posterior?
what about evening primrose oil vaginally to soften your cervix. can't remember if that was mentioned or not.
i hope you don't feel that i'm being unsupportive by stating that i think you should wait on the induction. you don't have to show up. truly. but i don't know your whole situation. i just hope your OB isn't bullying you. do what YOU feel is best.
I think people have misunderstood the post. I DO NOT
want an induction.
I've tried EPO vaginally.
My doctor doesn't do internal exams so I don't know if i'm dialated or effaced at all, but with as many contractions as I've been having since 36 weeks I'd be flabbergasted if I wasn't.
I'm not sure if he is anterior or posterior.
I bought the castor oil today. I've tried everything mentioned and castor oil was the last resort before the doctor intervenes on friday.
I'm so frustrated and anxious and tired and sick of everything hurting.
pregnancy was great up until about 3 weeks ago.
I thought I might give birth prematurley because of my small size and stature but here I am past my "due date" (I say that because I know the exact day of my LMP and know which day he was conceived)
everything is ready all we need is the baby here.
i'm so sick and tired of everyone asking me since I was 37 weeks, "is he here yet?", "when is he gonna come?", "have you had the baby yet?", "still no baby?" EVERY
. my friends, my family, my husband, his family and now the doctor is putting me on this timeline with the threat of an induction being held over my head
so I do feel pressured to go into labor on my own which is the reason I was asking the question.
I just really can't take anymore of this! I'm ready to just have him here so people can start asking me a new set of idiotic questions
I really wish I had gone with a midwife and a birthing center instead
but at least I know better for next time
anyways sorry for the rant but thanks for letting me vent