I had posted a few months ago about my baby being diagnosed with a rare heart problem. Because I live in another state I have to be induced because it's too big of a risk I won't make it through Boston traffic in time to get to the hospital. I still want the most natural birth possible and tried to express that to my OB, even though I've only had two appointments with her. I have been seeing someone else locally for normal prenatal visits. Anyway, I had asked her if we could induce by breaking my water and seeing what happened. She fully agreed to that, but today when her nurse called to schedule the induction she said I will have to go in and if not dilated then get Cervadil (made from pig semen) or if I am dilated just start with Pitocin. I told her I didn't want to do either and we argued back and forth for awhile. She told me there is no way to break my water if I'm not at least a little dilated but if I get to the hosptil and am 2-3cm then they can try to break the water first. So now I'm trying to figure out how to get myself dilated in time for the induction so I can avoid all medicine. I know there is some acupressure stuff you can do but I need to find out where to read up on that. Does anyone have any ideas at all? I know having lots of sex will help too, because the semen will trigger dilation. I'm open to any ideas. I'm really want to avoid another epidural.
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5/4/07 at 5:16pm