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post #21 of 26
I would trust my body and my baby and let the baby decide when to be born. IME any interference is just buying trouble. Empowering ourselves to stick up for our bodies and babies and refuse inductions, IMO, is so important. Having the baby decide when to be born is one of the best birthday presents you can give your babe I know it can be really challenging, but in absence of any serious medical conditions, why mess with mother nature? "Due dates" are simply arbitrary deadlines. Bodies know best

post #22 of 26
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I tried multiple doses of human sperm and it didn't help. Although I was talking to a friend a couple weeks ago and her midwife advised that human sperm orally is actually much more effective inducing labor than vaginally.
....don't you mean more effective at inducing vomiting?

Hee hee.

Well, that is what I was wondering when I first heard that Cervidil was sperm. But then I saw that it was a highly concentrated hormone found in semen. Anyway, I'm not sure I would ever want anything to artificially induce labor ever ever ever again. The pain is nothing like natural labor!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by georgia View Post
I would trust my body and my baby and let the baby decide when to be born. IME any interference is just buying trouble. Empowering ourselves to stick up for our bodies and babies and refuse inductions, IMO, is so important. Having the baby decide when to be born is one of the best birthday presents you can give your babe I know it can be really challenging, but in absence of any serious medical conditions, why mess with mother nature? "Due dates" are simply arbitrary deadlines. Bodies know best

Thank you for this! Sometimes its hard being a first time mom and not wanting to fight with those who have helped care for you!

The good news is that I saw the midwife again today and she just asked how I was doing and if I was still okay with waiting it out because she was still okay with it! She even agreed to not see me again until Friday
post #24 of 26


That's great news I know how exciting and anxious a time it is right now....I've found it's just really important to keep things in perspective. Many people have family is chomping at the bit, too.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with you or the baby---he's on his own personal time table

Nobody wants to fight---esp. at such a potentially vulnerable and sacred time. It's great to hear you're surrounded by folks who share similar ideas about birth
post #25 of 26
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i hated cervadil more than anything ~ i burned and sent me straight into really intense contractions right on top of eachother, and gave me the urge to push when i wasn't dilated at all. i thought i was going to die, and after everything, labour stopped and i was not even 3cm dilated. it was miserable and i will never ever do that again.

i should add when we started, 1 week after my EDD (on a friday) i was not dilated/effaced at all. it took another 5 days on pitocin before DS was born late wednesday night. i don't recommend induction when your body isn't starting to show signs of readiness
Sounds like my birth experience!!! except for the urge to push that I did not get with it.

And they put it twice! I should have said no the first time, and I should have said no the 2nd time!
Those contractions were hell and they did almost nothing in term of ripening.
The contrax after AROM were actually a piece of cake compared to the cervadil ones.
I still feel that I missed something because we did not let labour start on its own.
I promised myself: never another induction, unless there is a really really good medical reason too.
post #26 of 26
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That's great news I know how exciting and anxious a time it is right now....I've found it's just really important to keep things in perspective. Many people have family is chomping at the bit, too.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with you or the baby---he's on his own personal time table

Nobody wants to fight---esp. at such a potentially vulnerable and sacred time. It's great to hear you're surrounded by folks who share similar ideas about birth
Thank you for your positive thoughts...nothing has happened yet and I have an appointment in the morning...hopefully we can still hold off!
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