Good luck with getting things moving before then. You sound like you are SO close!
Just a suggestion, have you tried seeing an acupuncturist? I am 100% sure that is what kicked me into labor after trying the castor oil and breast pump when I was staring down my induction date.
Good luck with whatever you try!!
I am praying for you that the baby comes on her own before Thursday! This may sound silly, but have you tried those "labor cookies", the recipe can be found on google? I have several friends who swear it worked for them. As for me, with my DD, I was one day away from going in to see my midwife to discuss going in for an induction instead of a homebirth, and my water broke and I went into labor on my own the night before that appt, right at 42 weeks. I was so grateful! I am praying for that for you!
I've been enjoying swimming a lot in this pregnancy, I love being able to float around feeling weightless! I'm glad you've had the chance to get some pool time in, it is really relaxing.
I hope you go into labor on your own before Thursday!! This may sound a little crazy, but I've heard pineapple will send you into labor - LOL, I'm sure it's not true, but a little pineapple never hurt anyone!
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I hate pinapple honestly. Then again I tried that cohosh today 3 times and it was aweful each time so maybe I could do it, lol.
I have been having a ton of very painful contractions tonight but they are no where near eachother and are all over the place. If nothing starts tonight I plan on trying to push myself into labor tomorrow with walking, nipple stimulations and 'self help'. Oh and EPO inserts tonight.
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
I'm pretty sure you need to be doing the cohosh more than a few drops a few times a day. I was doing the homeopathic version, but my midwife had me alternating the black & blue cohoshes every half hour.
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did none of what I said but walking I just didn't get a chance. Maybe I can get DH help tonight instead.
Man I had the weirdest dream last night too.
I dreamt I had an OB appt and they needed to do some labs but couldn't while the baby was still inside so they had me push baby out real quick and left her attached so that she could be put back in for the induction on Thurs, lol. Well baby and I were hanging out in bed and they needed to tag her just in case the placenta came out and/or they couldn't stuff her back in. As I was looking down at baby I felt something wet and saw pee coming from around the cord. As I investigated further I saw that my girl was a boy! I was so excited and told DH that I'd been right, the 20w gender u/s pic had been funky and it was a boy after all! I then started wondering if I should call my mom and tell her then or wait till the offical birth in 2 days (yeah I really thought they'd get this kid back in apparently). So anyway, they tried real hard to stuff him back in (owie) and needless to say they couldn't so DH and I started discussing names. I seemed to like Willis at first but soon took it out of the running. I really wanted William but knew DH didn't. Finally I woke up from weird world but man that was a crazy dream!
ETA: At the end I was getting my phone to call my mom that not only did I push out an OP baby but without contractions to help and it was a breeze! If only right?
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Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
LOL about the dream. At least you are having dreams about the birth? Hopefully baby just needs to be threatened with an induction and will come today!
I know once I heard the words induction with DS (had high BP), I started willing him out. Same thing with DD when my OB mentioned breaking my water at my 40 wk appt (I really didn't want to have to fight that fight). I know it sounds corny, but maybe you should do some real soul-searching today and figure out if there are fears that are holding your body back. My OB felt like women could somewhat mentally control when they went into labor (maybe similar to some of the Hypnobirthing techniques related to fear release and the "Baby Come Out" tracks?). Anyway, just a thought. Hopefully something happened overnight and you don't have to worry about it!
thinking of you!
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Apparently the Mayo clinic did a study on accupuncture and it does work. Personally I wish I had tried it.
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If I had the extra money I'd try but I don't. I've been willing her out for weeks now. The only fear I can think of that I have is that she might not 'fit' but the thing that helps me is thinking that coming out must be easier than going in, as far as pelvic widing is concerned. I mean pushing down on the pulvic bone must have more affect in opening it than it would be to stick a hand up there and try to pry it open, iykwim. I think that's what the dream was about mostly.
The other thing I worry about is her being OP and harder to get out, hence doing all I can to try and turn her. I had to go get more grout for the floors and am hoping it'll help her. Maybe its a fear of just adding another LO to the mix and not knowing what will happen. I just don't know. I don't have anything majorly on my mind. Last night I talked to her for at least half an hour in an effort to talk her out.
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04