I'm still keeping up with you and wishing you labor vibes!!
Okay, I wasn't on all weekend and was hoping to pop on here and see a birth announcement.
Okay, sweet baby...it's time to come OUT!!!
Helina, You've got so much more patience that I have ever had. I am sending lots of labor vibes your way.
DD - May 2006
TTC #2 on hold. Cycles screwed up. Doctor suggested BCP for a few months to see if that straightens it out. Let's hope so!
*hugs* you are incredible honey, sending you labor vibes. Hopefully you'll just miss the induction stuff. Will they not deliver after 42 weeks?
Jade, momma to Ariana 5/23/06 and Trystan 9/28/10
Last edited by bazzill; 04-15-2010 at 03:01 PM.
Hey everyone! Very heavy day today. I called the MW on call this afternoon & luckily it was the herb-friendly one--the older one who was pro-EPO and very easy to talk to. I lucked out. I asked what my options were to nudge things along. She said giving me cervidil or miso and sending me home was not an option, but that she could strip my membranes again today if I wanted. She also suggested castor oil but didn't think the chances were too great of success w/it unless I were really dilated.
She talked to me for a good 30min. She said that it was my choice to decline induction at 42wks and that they would give me their best level of care no matter what I opted to do, but carefully explained the situation about the baby possibly running out of reserves, etc. All of which I know, but it's hard to hear it. Of course with a fluid index of 19.8 and perfect NSTs, the baby looks great, but they have no way of knowing about the state of my placenta, or the baby's reserves. I know it's a scare tactic, but it would be foolish to completely disregard it...
Then I had her run through my options for induction on Thurs. They are:
1. Go in and have AROM, wait around for labor to start. I get a max of 6hrs and if things aren't moving, pit MUST start. I don't like this option.
2. Go in and have cervidil or miso, every 4hrs, up to 6 doses (24hrs), then pit if needed. I asked how many women only need the ripener and she said 10%--much lower than I thought.
3. Foley catheter/balloon, but this can only be done in conjunction w/pit.
By this time I was crying really hard on the phone but she was really kind and understanding. I explained that for 2yrs I've been looking forward to this, my 2nd birthing, and hoping and wishing NOT to have an induction again, and here I am facing one. She asked me to describe DD's birth and the parts that were hardest for me. She kept saying that they would try to give me back all the parts they could, meaning that every little thing they could do to make the experience acceptable to me, they would do. For example, during the ripener phase, the 1st hr I have to be lying down (for gravity purposes), then the next 3hrs I can be walking the birthing pavilion but unfortunately my wireless monitor won't reach the patio. So, after every 4hr dose, I could go outside and walk around the hospital grounds for an hour or 2, enjoy the sunshine and flower gardens, etc, then come back for another dose. It doesn't sound like much but I appreciate that she's trying to make it better.
So basically after I cried my eyes out with her, we left it that I would call tonight and head in for another sweep. She suggested castor oil in the morning so I could get sleep tonight, but I'm inclined to try it tonight (if I do try it at all.) DH & I laid on the bed for 30min just talking and both crying. My eyes swell shut when I cry that hard so I hated having to come out and face the entire freakin' family. They were all outside so I put on my shades and DH & I just went out to take a walk on the rail trail. We walked for 30min and I was having hard ctx every 4min. Then we stopped to pick up pizzas for dinner and I went into the bathroom...and guess what? I LOST PART OF MY PLUG!
I'll keep you guys posted. Calling MW now and heading in.
Yay for funky snot!!! I was feeling so upset along with you until I read that last line!! Way to string me along, Helina!!
Last edited by ~*runnergirl*~; 05-13-2008 at 08:35 PM.
A BPP which can be done with a standard u/s machine CAN tell if the placenta is failing. That's why I had so many u/s in the end. It will show calcification which indicates failure. Also, the Foley cath doesn't have to be done with Pit. If I would have had to do it they weren't going to use Pit unless needed after it fell out.
Good luck and keep up!!
By the way, I had 3 doses of miso and then started labor and went 100% natural from there during my first birth. It could happen to you too.