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40 weeks 1 day TODAY! I have been having steady contractions for 3 weeks now. The last few days they are a lot more real. I went to my doctor appt today and he said I was 3 cm dilated. I was 2 cm dilated last week. They scheduled me to induce April 14th. I DO NOT WANT to do this. From all I have read it sounds like a C section would be better than pitocin.
What do I do?
Take castor oil, black cohosh and eat spicy foods?
Or just hope I go into labor before the 14th?
I lost my mucus plug March 26th
I have lost 3 lbs since week 39
I went from measuring 3 weeks ahead to 39 weeks today.
I know they can't "make me" but I come from a family where "Doctors know best" we kinda just go with what the Doctors recommend. My husband is completely opposite and researches EVERYTHING out on his own forms his own opinion. He is trying to rub off on me.
It is my first so I will hold out hope that I will go into labor naturally SOON!
The last 2 nights have been stronger contractions so hopefully that is a sign.
What do you do?
You wait patiently for your baby to come. If they are not here by the 14th, you kindly (or not so kindly if you have to) refuse induction. Its your body, your baby - you don't have to do it (no matter what country you live in).
Baby's come when they are ready!
why do they want to induce on the 14th? could you refuse that one?
Id probably wait a few more days personally, maybe go on a brisk walk to get that babies head pressing firmly on your cervix, but id leave everything else until I was desperate.
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