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Old 06-11-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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IndianaMomToBe, I would be honored to show my hooha to Ina Mae and the others at the Farm!! I re-read some Spiritual Midwifery this weekend.

Here's what we are doing as far as interventions:
Each other (harhar!)
EPO
RRL Tea

I march across the pool, but that's not really induction method per se. It just feels good.

My DH is terrified of the giant plastic crochet-looking hook that is used to break the water bag. He saw it one week in our Bradley class and he says that thing shows up in his nightmares!!

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Can I just say that I LOVE my MW?! We saw her today and she never once even mentioned anything about trying "things" to get labor going (I'm now 40w4d) or the need for NSTs or anything like that. I even brought up getting membranes stripped (not that I wanted it, but that I had read that it seems to either not work at all or set you up for a long labor) and she said she won't do it because her OB did it with her 2nd and ended up breaking her water in the process so she had a pit induction. She just said that some babies take longer to cook and we just have to keep on waiting. This is also my exact thoughts on it and it's so wonderful to have a care provider who thinks the same way!

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That is awesome! How far away is that from Indiana?
It is about 4 hours away but well worth it in my opinion. :-P
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I was also just thinking that it really makes no sense for me to wonder about it this early (38weeks) since my MW does not do any sort of internal exams. The only one I know that they do for sure is when you get to the birth center in labor just to check out things. There are 5 MW in the group and I love how each one says that numbers are just that--numbers--and they don't mean a thing as far as how soon the baby's coming. They're really trying to get away from the idea that you are "only" at 5cm since dilation can be very fast!!

I think this will work really well for me because I don't necessarily want to know so it doesn't mess with my head.

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