39 week appt was yesterday. Mw wasn't concerned about the leaking issue - since there wasn't any other fluid it was probably nothing. She said it seemed that Rese had plenty of fluid in there. Hb was a little higher than normal - usually it's in the 140's and yesterday it was in the 150's but I was having a small contraction right when she was listening.
I was a solid 2 cm so she said that was some progress. Baby is still low - I didn't ask exactly what station. She was very matter of fact at this appt, it was very in and out. She said my body seems to be doing everything right so far. I'm slowly dilating and am slightly effaced and am having some good contrax. She doesn't think it will be too much longer now.
My next appt will be at 40 weeks and 1 day. If I make it that long I'll have to do some other stuff - NST maybe? - and go in every 3 days until I go into labor. They won't let me go past 41weeks 5days, it's the law in our state I think. So they'll have to induce me and risk me out of the mw center if it comes to that. I'm hoping that won't be an issue! She didn't seem like she thought that would happen.
I guess that's about it. I haven't had regular contrax for a while so I'm just waiting for this thing to happen. Any day now!!
Sounds like you are doing good.
OK I have a dumb question. If it is "law" in your state that you can't go past 40w5d what can they really do to you if you refuse? I mean you have the right to refuse medical treatment right? This kind of stuff confuses me.
It's 41d 5 w (not 40) - IDK - maybe my insurance won't cover if I refuse? Either way I can't birth in the mw center if I go past. I had to sign a paper at the beginning of my pg that I understood they would not let me go longer than 42 weeks and they told me at that time it was their requirement to be allowed to practice (?) I guess if I refuse an induction at 42 weeks I'll get passed to a dr. I don't know... (if I let them induce me at 42 weeks the mw will just deliver me in the hospital - no dr. required) of course these are all questions I'll start asking if I make it to my next appt. Hoping I won't!
Last edited by Shummel; 02-10-2011 at 04:00 PM.
That is interesting they made you sign a paper about it. I'm glad everything is going good!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I think it's probably just that midwives aren't allowed to attend births after 42 weeks or whatever. It's probably one of their practice guidelines in your state. You can still refuse induction if you wish. It just might mean you have no choice but to have an OB.
Also, I'm curious as to why the NSTs at 40 weeks? That seems early to me. I had one at 41 weeks, then 41+3, then daily thereafter til I gave birth (and I thought that was overkill).
Yeah I meant 41w5d, sorry for the typo. OK so that makes sense that it just "risks" you out of the birth center. That must be in the laws to allow the birth center to be open and take patients and such. I know a lot of birth centers won't do women before say 36/37w either so this is probably the same thing. Yeah I would just talk to your mw if it comes to that point.
ELV to her!