My due date is tomorrow, and I just came from the doctor's office. Only 50% effaced, not dilated at all, no contractions, no show, no nothing. We started talking about next week's appointment, which will involved a no-stress-test and amniotic fluid test and then the week after which involves inducement. The fact that we're even talking about it is making me upset. Please come out baby! Please! I promise it's awesome out here!
It is very frustrating. I am 39 weeks, 4 days. I have to have NST's (stress tests) twice a week due to a grade three placenta (early maturing and calcification of the placenta), and have been worrying that the baby is doing okay since an ultrasound at 35 weeks. I am very thankful to have made it this far. With each NST, I know there is a possibility that I may have to be induced or c-sect for baby's health. Yesterday, I had cramps all day long and some surges of outright pain with the cramps which eventually seemed to be in my back. I was so sure that the night would bring on some consistent contractions but night came and now the cramps are gone as is the back pain. I have already refused to be induced (it was scheduled for 3 days ago but I came to my senses) and I know that I will have to decisions to make at my Dr. apt today. My first was 3 1/2 weeks early and a wonderful drug free, completely natural birth. I just wish this one would make his debut before I have to be induced. I've been dilated to a 2 and 50% effaced for two weeks and my mucus plug came out a week and a half ago. I had my membranes stripped one week ago but this little guy clearly isn't as ready as I am.
So sorry, Lilac611..... Good for you for sticking to what you want and thinking about what will work for you in spite of outside pressure. You can do it!
It's so hard to hang in there when you're scared! Or when safety is an issue. At 41+4 I'm wondering if I'll go naturally as desired or will the safety of my baby necessitate something else? It's a hard place to be in. I'll be thinking of you!