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Welp, I was due last Friday, and was really hoping that meant that something would happen by now, but no luck. There was talk again of induction, but since my BP has calmed down, and things are looking easier, my mw isn't pressing for it. She did schedule me for a BPP, and that's tomorrow. What should I expect? I didn't go through that with the last two, so I want to be prepared. I do NOT want to get pitocin, and want to be educated on what they're looking for, so I can be ready for reasons why that's not exactly appropriate for induction....<br><br>
I have tried natural induction methods (almost everything I could find!!) and nothing going, so it's obvious baby isn't ready right now.
 

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My due date was Thurs, so I know how you feel!<br><br>
I can't remember everything about the BPP, but remember to drink lots of fluids to stay really hydrated. Sorry I can't remember more! The best information I got on induction and the NST/BPPs last time came from Henci Goer's book "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth." Maybe you could find it in a library or go to a book store with those comfy chairs and read the chapter about inductions and post-dates information. She really delves into the research.<br><br>
My ds was born just shy of 42 weeks. I started having BPPs at 41 weeks. I refused to discuss induction until after 42 weeks, and planned to refuse it after 42 weeks if the tests came out well (and the book gave me tips for getting the best test results). My doc was very reasonable, but nervous about the thought of going over 42 weeks. She was really relieved when ds was born that weekend! I was not much dilated before labor started, but he was born naturally in under 5 hours. I'm so glad I didn't let anyone talk me into an induction earlier.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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A BPP is basically an u/s. They measure the baby, check different organ functions, look at the placenta and you fluid level.<br><br>
Do drink tons of water 24 hours before so your fluid level won't be too low!
 

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We went in, and everything looks great...she said my AFI was 20, so there's no problem with fluid heehee. She is mentioning inducing next Friday, so I'm really going to be getting serious on trying to get something going here at home. She did strip my membranes (per my request) and now my back is sore...so maybe?
 

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The sono tech told my mw that she'd better stand back when my water breaks! Then she told me to keep a few towels in the truck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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