I'll up the water and protein. I'm not a big protein eater in the first place so I'll try to step that up.
It is late to switch providers, I haven't looked into it enough...but my MW is one of 3 that I see, and she happens to be the one who leans heaviest on pushing induction/worrying about weight. So, odds are I won't see her again for the next 2 appointments...maybe that will make a difference My favorite MW is next week.
I *am* having more contractions than I did with my other two. To the point where I really feel them and they feel like more than b-h contrax. So, maybe my body really will go on its own after all. Hey, I can hope, right? I did stair walking today, and rearranged the carseats in the car (that is ALWAYS a workout even at the best of times). Would EPO do anything, if you can't reach your cervix? lol I mean it is very high still...is it worth even buying it? I'll post that question separately.
37 week appointment....
According to LMP my edd is Feb 19. According to the early u/s my edd is Feb 21. Only 2 days difference...no big deal right? We'll see.
Everything is well except my BP is going up. Argh. I don't know why...I haven't had this problem before...but as they say every pregnancy is different. Today it was 136/72. Blech. The midwife isn't worried but it is way too high for my comfort. It was similar last week too.
Otherwise, weight gain is ok, I'm up almost 1lb from last week. Baby's HR is fine, 140s. The MW felt around and says this baby seems to be a good size, head down but not engaged.
Then she wanted me to do an NST since I'm OLD. No other reason besides AMA. Blech. So I did it.
She wants to do an u/s next week to check for baby's size. I told her I wanted to hold off on u/s until 40 weeks, unless there's another reason for it. We had the 'big baby' discussion again. I'm glad we had it; she went on to explain her concern over dystocia and injuries that can result from that, and also said that if I don't want to be induced then of course I am part of the decision making. I didn't say, yeah, I can just stay home...I did say, well of course I want your expertise on this but I don't feel comfortable inducing just because the baby 'might' be big.
Anyway it looks like we'll have this discussion every time I meet with her. And weekly NSTs. BTW the NST turned out just fine of course. I don't mind them.
I am just irritated, I'm getting more confident that I'll have to be induced for one reason or another (high bp??? low afi???) and am really bummed that I'll never know what it's like to go into labor on my own, and to labor at home, etc. Yeah I know pity party here, and premature pity party at that. I have the easiest pregnancies, it's just delivery that is the hard part.
Ok u are scarying me.. r u my twin. by the Docs they say my EDD s Feb 19th too and U/S said 21st so I have been going with Feb 20th on my ticker .
I hope u are able to go into labor on your own. Do not loose hope. I know every pregnancy is different and some of us are just slower at reaching labor on our own that others. I like to say we are master bakers instead of loosing hope. A few people even told me that because my body never when to labor on its own that I will not go on my own. I have tuned all the naysayers out.
I too declined an NST earlier today coz I felt it won't give me much info(but mostly was freaking out about the breech thing, see my lodge). I woud just advice to try and increase your water intake to try and keep those BP numbers low. The last 24 hrs I have been hating water and today for the first time my BP was in the red zone 130/80. I think it was due to dehydration so I told Doc to just wait it out for 1 week before she freaks. Last reading had been 100/66. I will also need ot up my protein coz I have been told that low protein is another precursor for pre-e and HBP etc.
GL and hope ur LO arrive here soon on it's own. You have my support all the way.
Wow Vennittah I didn't realize our dates were so similar! That is amazing
Well I tried the EPO yesterday (1200mg orally) and last night while trying to wrestle Nate into bed, I had the most horrendous contraction. I tried to use my 'peace' word and it helped a little. after that I went to the bathroom and peed about 32 oz, and no more contractions after that. I think maybe it was just pressure from the baby on my bladder as I leaned forward that caused it. But anyway it has me rethinking the idea of rubbing the oil on my cervix, I may just stick with another oral dose today and see what happens. Oh and go pee more often too if that's even possible
about taking the EPO then having to pee 32oz. Also, what does peeing by yourself feel like? I don't remember what that is anymore, well unless I am at work. Hope the baby gets here soon. I am planning on starting the natural inducers next week. I have been too chicken to try anything. I will also go for acupuncture.
I have a stomach bug today. At least, I think that's what it is. TG dh is home, he's playing with the kids in the snow...and I am eating crackers and hoping everything stays down. I haven't told dh that this could mean early labor...I'll wait and see. Off to do all the laundry and clean up a bit while no one is in the house!