I am 39 weeks, due on the 29th of Jan. I have a history of PIH with my son. MW wanted to try prostaglandin gel with him at 39 weeks but went into labor spontaneously a week early day before the procedure. Fast forward 3 1/2 years and I am again at 39 weeks with PIH. However, my NST's are all fine and my bp is okay at the hospital(usually 120/80), although it is usually 140/90 at my mw visits.
At my 39th week visit four days ago, my mw stripped my membranes. She said I was 2 cm dilated and soft and my cervix was moving forward. Yesterday I had lots of bloody mucous, but I haven't had any contractions, just some low back pain & crampiness. My mw is wanting to do prostaglandin gel(mistopristol or something like that) at 40 weeks. Her philosophy is my bp is borderline high, but everything is still looking good so lets get things going while they are still good. I have mixed feelings. I would definitely rather wait to go into spontaneous labor however, I fear a worsening of my bp situation.
Any thoughts, experience, advice?
due #2 1-29-03