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Old 02-27-2011, 08:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was due last week, 2/23.  If I'm still pregnant on Tuesday (3/1), my midwife will be sending me home from my appointment with a foley catheter.  Anyone have luck with this induction method??  I'm praying I go before then, but I can definitely see this little guy stayng in for as long as possible.

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I haven't personally, but I know it's been used and is probably one of the better ways of inducing since it's not chemical.  I have heard it can be painful while it dilates you.

 

I was wondering, why does your m/w want you to be induced if you were only due on the 23rd?


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The hospital has a 41 week policy for VBACs.

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If I were to have to "induce" this would be my choice.  I really hope it works for you.

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I would ask about 41 weeks 6 days for induction, instead of 41 weeks.

I would work with the midwife and OBs for biophysical profiles if that would win you the 41/6.

I would start on doing natural things to get baby moving out:

 sex, nipple stimulation, some say certain foods, walking, acupuncture, massage,

evening primrose oil that kind of stuff.

 

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Well, we did it!  The foley got put in on 3/2 at 12:00 pm, and I started contracting an hour later.  I was able to take it out right at 2 hours.  We had a baby at 11:47 am on 3/3.  :)

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Congratulations!!! I'm so glad it worked for you.  That would have been my plan had I made it to 42w.


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Well, we did it!  The foley got put in on 3/2 at 12:00 pm, and I started contracting an hour later.  I was able to take it out right at 2 hours.  We had a baby at 11:47 am on 3/3.  :)

That is fantastic! I'm happy to hear it and congratulations on your VBAC!! I love that avatar pic!! What a glorious moment.


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I forgot to add that he was 9 lb 1 oz and 21 3/4".  I'm glad we went with the foley, otherwise I could've been pushing out a 10 pounder.  :)

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 I love that avatar pic!! What a glorious moment.

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