so just gonna throw this out there.....

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so just gonna throw this out there.....

Who has tried to check their own cervix? I have and it still seems to be MIA?! I really think I'm gonna go over w/ this little guy Sad I will be 38 weeks at my next appointment and IF they can find my cervix, I'm gonna try and talk my dr into stripping the membranes. She doesn't really like to do that because it's a "form" of induction and since I'm a vbac.... blah blah blah lol BUT that's only if we can even find my cervix! hahaha

*also, just wondering have you ladies tried any form of at home inductions? and if so what? I have been bouncing on my exercise ball.... want to try sex but just can't talk myself into it lol

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I haven't checked my own. Dr does that enough for me. Hahaha

And we aren't really doing anything here at home besides lots of fresh pineapple. I really need to get on the sex thing, but last time was just so dang uncomfortable that I really don't care too and DH is afraid to hurt me, but is more than willing to take it easy and slow for me, if thats what I want. So maybe.

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I haven't checked my cervix, but my midwife does it every week. You still have time, 2 more weeks is plenty for something to happen. I will consider getting my membranes stripped at 40 weeks but no earlier. It just doesnt sound fun at all. Im doing yoga, bouncing on the birth ball, drinking RRL tea and DTD...can't help it. Did it last night though and it gave me some really bad achiness down there right after.

I'm excited to have the baby, but unlike everyone else, being pregnant is not really bothering me. So I'm being patient.

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I'm not sure what my hurry is... it's not really that I mind being pg I think it's just the unknow of everything. Mostly where will the other 3 kiddos need to go, what time is everything gonna go down.. just all the unknows that I want over with. I'm excited to meet our new baby but also trying to soak it up these last few weeks because he is for sure our last. As far as the membrane stripping... it sounds horrible but I haven't ever been real uncomfortable w/ it, no worse than getting checked really, to me anyways.

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Well I'm glad you say the membrane stripping isn't that bad. Those cervical checks hurt, so I figured some extra roughage down there would make it even worse. Thanks, now I'm not so scared of it it if it comes down to that.

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"2confused" wrote:

Who has tried to check their own cervix? I have and it still seems to be MIA?! I really think I'm gonna go over w/ this little guy Sad I will be 38 weeks at my next appointment and IF they can find my cervix, I'm gonna try and talk my dr into stripping the membranes. She doesn't really like to do that because it's a "form" of induction and since I'm a vbac.... blah blah blah lol BUT that's only if we can even find my cervix! hahaha

*also, just wondering have you ladies tried any form of at home inductions? and if so what? I have been bouncing on my exercise ball.... want to try sex but just can't talk myself into it lol

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Sex worked for me! DH & I had intercourse and 2 hours later I had contractions. I was in full labor 6 hours after that and my son was born that afternoon. DD was kicked out(induced) 4 days early! Smile Good luck!

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we did attempt dtd the other night, might give it another go tonight.. it's a good laugh anyway! lol