Alrighty, I think my OB and I came up with a decent compromise today.
Im going in tonight for Cervidil (they dont have prepidil). If the cervidil does not cause labor, I am being discharged in the morning - no pit, no AROM, no nothing else. Im at 1 cm and he is still floating and OP. She tried to strip my membranes but couldnt reach.
If I go home, I have another NST on Friday, and then I have until Monday to go into labor on my own (40+2 weeks).
I figure this is a pretty good compromise, since she wanted to induce me tomorrow.
Keeping everything crossed things go tonight!
Ryan and Rachael
Parents to Chase, Abby, Hunter, Rachel, Caleb, Hannah & Nate
~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~
Hi Star-- love reading your lodge.
Just wanted to encourage you. All of my babies, even my first, was FLOATING until I was in labor. I mean really floating where I could push up internally on their little heads and watch them move.... I remember my OB showing me how to do it with our second...weird!
Now, each baby did come a few days past EDD-- but in their own time. I'm glad you are taking a gentler approach to inducement-- but you may want to just wait it out. Babies usually know when to be born .
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
That sounds like a good compromise - I hope things go well for you tonight!!
DS Jacob 12/12/06
DS Nathaniel 6/5/08
That sounds like a good compromise to me! GL, and I hope things work for you!
So, I got there, did all the paperwork, got on the monitor, and after 2 hours was told that there wasnt enough staffing to do it tonight, please come back at 7 am.
Oh well. I think it was probably a good thing since my nurse was not very friendly (NCB or otherwise). She made the birth plan/c-section scar comment and didnt even introduce herself until partway through the paperwork.
Also, I actually had contractions that showed up on the monitor while I was there - good ones, too, so I guess that made it worth going.
Anyway, MY doctor will be there tomorrow all day, so I bet things will go better.
aha, I found the wireless network!
Not much going on. The placed the cervidil at 8:20 this morning, I was about 20% effaced and fingertip dilated, but he was still floating.
ON the monitor Im contracting every 5-7 minutes but Im not really feeling anything.
They are letting me have clears (and milk! woohoo!) and be mobile except for the once an hour monitoring now, so it's working pretty well. DH and I have done a few miles around the halls so far.
I have the same nurse, but she's nicer today for some reason.
anyway, we'll see what happens.
Waiting to call my doula until something actually hurts.