starting to feel discouraged and doubtful
So i have been trying to stay positive and happy as I near the end of my pregnancy (April 23, 2013). But I am starting to feel as though my body is not preparing for labor as it should be. The only thing that my body has been doing to prepare for labor is some braxton hicks contractions ( when my tummy gets really hard).
I have yet to feel a real contraction and that makes me feel like my body isn't doing what it should to prepare for labor. This scares me because I really don't want to be induced. I really don't want to have a c section and so I am trying to avoid anything that might increase my chances of having one. My ob told me that the best way to avoid having a c section is to not let the doctors do anything to you (like giving you medicine or inducing you). But she also said just because you get an epidural or medicine or get induced doesn't automatically mean you will have a c section. It just increases your chances of having one. So that is why I don't want to be induced. But my body doesn't seem like it is doing anything to prepare for labor and my due date is 2 and a half weeks away. If I have not gone into labor by 41 weeks then I will be induced. My ob said that women who get induced at 42 weeks instead of 41 weeks have a higher chance of having a c section. So I am of course not going to 42 weeks.
But basically to sum it all up, I am just really feeling discouraged and doubtful because I have yet to feel a real contraction and I just don't feel like my body is preparing for labor. This is really stressing me out and causing me to worry which I am also trying to avoid. :(
Sorry for the long post and thank you for listening.