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I had the NST and ultrasound today. BP readings were 140/87 to start, but went down over the course of the NST. Reassuring heart rate and fluid is okay. She weighs over 5 lbs.<br><br>
This is all good for now, BUT........ My midwife strongly feels like this is okay to watch for several weeks, but induction at 38-39 weeks would be best. By then, it is risky to wait with this kind of pressure. Also, by then it will have risen in all likelihood.<br><br>
I cried and said I had to think about it. I feel so inspired by women here at MDC who take charge of their birth and refuse inductions and interventions. I have tried to research and choose a care provider who would support me in these wishes. When I interviewed my MW, and knowing my history of inductions, I thought that I had found someone I can trust and if she recommends an induction, I will not have to second guess or wonder if it can be prevented. I still trust her, but I am sad that m body just does not seem to be capable of going beyond a certain point. KWIM?<br><br>
She gave me the go ahead after 37 weeks to use EPO, some other herbs, acupressure and whatever else we come up with to start labor on my own and agreed to work with me to make this induction as natural as possible.<br><br>
My EDD was July 3rd, it was moved to June 28th and now she is looking at inducing around June 15th or so. Can I stay with you in the July DDC?<br><br>
Thanks for your support!
 

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No, you're not allowed to leave us. I'm sorry your body isn't cooperating with you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Please stay! I'm so sorry about your body being a PIA. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I needed my 3 yr old to come after 37 weeks due to circumstances, and so we walked and walked until I could hardly take another step. It worked and he was born at 37.5 weeks.
 

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Ahhh, stay here! And be kind to yourself!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Honey, you have to do what you have to do for you and that baby! Don't let yourself feel bad if things aren't working the way you want them to work. I believe they are working the way they need to work. Can you tell I am a BIG believer in things happen for a reason even/especially if they don't go the way you planned? Yes, you have to stay here. We will hunt you down and bring you back if you even try to leave! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I have heard that eating eggplant or spicy stuff is a good way to start labor if that helps. I wouldn't know. Oh, if you tell the baby that you just have to get one thing done before the baby can come for a long time and you finally do that thing, then the baby may come then. That was kind of how Benji came 4 weeks early.
 

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So after I spent time being sad today, I started a list of things to do before baby comes. Things like signing my kids up for summer camp. Picking up my friends co-sleeper. Finalizing my room and changing table/dresser situation. So maybe if I really focus on it and truly cross off what is necessary in two weeks, the baby will know it is time?! I am trying not to put things on the list that are unrealistic....<br><br>
I ran that theory by my midwife (I also asked her to check my cervix, I know, I know it doesn't mean anything, but I wondered if my body might already be preparing), anyway, she thinks it is unlikely that I will go on my own before at least 39 weeks without a little nudging.<br><br>
I don't feel as sad now. I know that for ME, induction is what has to happen and part of my Birthing from Within class was about pathways and that there is not a right path for everyone, but being okay with your own path. I'm sure I'm not making sense, but it helped me accept and prepare for "what is"<br><br>
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I'll keep you posted.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Be gentle with yourself.. and of course you are most welcome here.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Take it easy and of course you can stay here! If I went by LMP then my EDD would be June 18th <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> We're going by implantation spotting though because I was having super-long nursing cycles at the time. Still... with my family's history, I have a good chance of going in June anyhow. We don't tend to have late babies... though I wouldn't mind going a few days over at least so that I would get some more time with my mom and sister before the babe gets here.<br><br>
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No reason to leave!!! You only a few more weeks before you get to meet your little one!! How exciting!! I can't wait!!! I have to go all the way to the end of July!!
 

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you are a wise mama, javamama.<br>
i'm sorry you won't get the experience of being happily surprised by your body going into labor on its own, but your body is doing such a wonderful job on so many other fronts (your wee one is 5 pounds! that's fantastic!) and i'm so impressed by your list making way of preparing yourself. i think you'll be "ready" when you need to be - you sound so open.<br>
i'm due july 1, and if i start going two weeks early this time again - i'm sending all vibes straight over to you. then you can "go" on your own and i won't miss dd's big ballet recital. and if your cervix isn't ripe you can send me a little solidness. deal?<br>
will be thinking of you,<br>
aileen
 
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