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Ok this is pregnancy #4 for me and I'm really kind've aggravated. I do hospital births cuz that's what my insurance pays for and I don't know that'd I'd want to do a homebirth unassisted.<br>
I'm 40wks tomorrow according to my 17 wk us. And the PA-C has been driving me nuts the last 2-3 visits. Talking induction, we don't want to have too big of a baby. My last one was 9lbs. But he did come out in around 15mins with his arm up over his head and cord wrapped loosely 3xs. Not that big in my opinion.<br>
Well the past few weeks when I go in my BP has been up. Not tremendously but they make it a big issue. 146/90 and 156/82. I really don't think that's a bad thing when your nervous. I've no protein in the urine and my sugar is fine as well.<br>
Well they are driving me crazy and talking induction and all sorts of crazy things.<br>
I did test + though for Group B strep.<br>
Baby has not dropped yet but that doesn't mean anything to me. I'm 2cm dilated and 50% effaced at -3 stage. So I know that this little one isn't quite ready and too my knowledge no contractions. I don't usually have any until birth.<br>
Any thoughts suggestions. I do plan to have the antibiotics for Group B strep treatment. I don't mind having an i.v. as I don't tolerate loss of fluids well.<br>
No other problems though as far as deliveries go. Always short and quick so I'm hoping for another.
 

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Do you have a birth plan? Hand them one that says in bold letters that you've educated yourself and are confident in your body's ability to birth this child, and that you will not be induced. Really, if there's that big of an emergency, they'll do a section. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Also, call today and get yourself a doula, girl! If you can't pay for one, get one who's a student and willing to work free of charge for the experience. I promise that, even with a doula WORKING on certification, that little extra buffer can be amazing. Here, I'll tell you how. First, go to <a href="http://www.bellywomen.net" target="_blank">www.bellywomen.net</a> There is a list here of women looking to offer doula services for free. There's almost certainly somebody in your area. If not, go to the sites of ALACE, DONA, CAPPA, AND BIRTHWORKS.<br><br><a href="http://www.alace.org" target="_blank">www.alace.org</a><br><a href="http://www.dona.org" target="_blank">www.dona.org</a><br><a href="http://www.cappa.net" target="_blank">www.cappa.net</a><br><a href="http://www.birthworks.org" target="_blank">www.birthworks.org</a><br><br>
go to the "contact us" sections, and call the toll free numbers. Tell the person who answers the phone that you're looking for a doula in your area who would be willing to donate their time in exchange for a birth toward certification. You should definately find somebody.<br><br>
Bring the doula with you to visits. Really, do this today. You don't deserve to be pressured, and a doula can help to act as an advocate for your beliefs.<br><br>
Good luck, and happy baby cooking.
 

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With the bp issue tell them that the stress of you KNOWING they will be hounding you about your bp and induction is whats making it go up. My 3ds was 9lb6oz and thats all I heard how BIG the baby was it took 3 pushes to get him and his 14 1/2in head out. Listen to your body and like the pp said make a birth plan or at least a list of do's and dont's. He cant drag you to the hospital.
 

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They are pushy, and you sound like you know just how to handle that! Good for you! There's not a single reason in the world that you should be induced! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Come back and tell us your unintervened with birth story! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Try taking your bp at home when you're relaxed,it'll probably be alot lower.If you don't allow them to rupture you're membranes the risk for the baby of catching step is minimized.I took a goldenseal ecchinachea blend and a probiotic supplement from 36 weeks on to help build immunity for the strep.I've been positive for it since no4.Eat alot of yogurt and miso to help replace the good stuff the antibiotics flush out.
 

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These are not your only two options. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I think I recognise you from a local list. Have you considered other possibilities? At the very least, there are probably people who will doula for you.
 

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Well I figure that if I don't go into labor on my own by next week I can go for my weekly appt and either not schedule the induction or just not show up for it. I don't really care what they tell me. As long as I know that the baby is healthy and active I know we're doing ok.<br>
The doctor told me that they no longer go more than 41wks as they find the baby and placenta get too tired and worn out and don't respond well to the pitocin.<br>
Sounds like a new story to me<br>
vicky
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well I figure that if I don't go into labor on my own by next week I can go for my weekly appt and either not schedule the induction or just not show up for it. I don't really care what they tell me. As long as I know that the baby is healthy and active I know we're doing ok.<br>
The doctor told me that they no longer go more than 41wks as they find the baby and placenta get too tired and worn out and don't respond well to the pitocin.<br>
Sounds like a new story to me<br>
vicky</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Sounds to me like that's a good reason NOT to use pitocin at all, period. If you're looking for ammunition (not that it sounds like you need it... you seem to know what you're doing and are very determined!), the book The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer has a whole chapter on inducing due to the post-dates research (which is after 42 weeks, btw, not 41!).<br><br>
Sorry you're being bullied. That sucks.
 

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I think that I'm gonna start on the evening primrose oil now that I'm this far along and hopefully in a couple of weeks this baby will be here. My mom went 3wks overdue with my brother and he was fine. The thing that actually kind've hurt him was the fact that she held him in for 45min to get to the hospital. She had him quick though 17min to push out a 9lb5oz baby.<br>
He had to be suctioned out because the sac was stuck to his head and he had been held back and inhaled alot of fluid.<br><br>
I'm gonna talk to a Dr. friend of mine tomorrow if he's not away and see if he's got any reccommendations. If he'll let me go awhile longer I'll just switch primary care and have him deliver me close to home. Atleast I can look forward to a possible waterbirth!lol<br>
vicky
 
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