, yeah, your situation makes me glad that my hospital's policy is 42 weeks instead of 41.
At this point, this truly isn't ideal. But I do really like and trust my doctor and honestly, the alternatives where I live are not the greatest. I can't see myself suddendly switching to a midwife who doesn't know me at 41 weeks and 6 days and I can't see myself arguing with the doctor for one more day, two more days, three more days... as I have no idea when this baby is thinking of coming out.
Whenever I go for a walk, I cramp a lot. But that's it. I know I'm having contractions but they are very mild and irregular. Some of the positive stories I've read have involved babies deciding to come at the very last minute (before the scheduled induction) but now I have to give up on miracles and focus on making the best out of what is going to happen to me tomorrow. I am definitely anxious, I have all this paperwork I am reading. My DH and doula know that I still want the smallest amount of interventions possible...
I do feel like my body is getting closer. I can feel that I am close, just not quite enough.
Over the last two weeks I have tried so many things. Acupuncture, dates, pineapples, eggplants, sex, walking uphill, relaxing my pelvic muscles, meditating. This baby is stubborn! Like me! And last minute! Like me!
I asked my doctor about sweeping my membranes and she said that in her experience it doesn't work with a FTM, that she has done it four times in a row for some patients without any results, that if you've had a baby before it is more likely to be effective.
I hate the expression "LET IT GO" especially since they've turned it into a song, but I know that is what I am supposed to try to do at this point.