Originally Posted by organic-mama
Did your midwife say how long she will allow you to go past your due date? I've been checking on here daily, wondering if you've delivered, lol. No, I'm not crazy, I've just been following your posts since you posted about Metro Partners. I'm praying that you have the birth you want and a beautiful healthy baby. Have you tried intense walking at all? Are you doing non stress tests? Dialated any?
Awww, I feel special!
I love my mw. She is a CNM but not at all a medwife! I can go past due as far as baby decides to go. She said she prefers biophysical profiles once a week after 42 weeks though. She recognizes they're not perfect, but they have some value. And she doesn't flip out about the results. If I haven't went into labor by Tuesday, though, I think I will go have one done since I will almost be 42 weeks by U/S (and definitely more than that if I was right about conception).
She is also not freaking out about my blood pressure. Of course she wants me to be healthy and safe, but it's not like she's worried about it yet (since it's the first high reading and I have no signs of pre-e). She kept saying, "You have to have another reading like this after 6 hours to even be considered hypertensive. And that by itself doesn't mean pre-e."
Ironically, if I didn't go into labor by this Friday, I would have been risked out of the birthing center at Providence by then (regardless of my weight!). Plus my bp going high like this would have risked me out (even if it is stress-induced and will likely decrease). So, things happen for a reason.
Thank you so much for checking on me!