So lastnight DH and I discussed natural induction techniques (not that I'm trying to get the baby out yet but I am 37 weeks and think I can start softening things ) ...and I explained to him why. And, of course he was all over DTD. He scheduled it for next Tuesday. Had to chuckle.
Good news today!!
I finally talked to our accountant at work and she showed me that it's much better just to take my accrued sick and vacation days than to do the short term disability that my job offers. I guess I've accrued 11 weeks of sick and vacation days...who knew? So that's 11 weeks of 100% pay as opposed to 6 weeks of 60% pay that the "maternity leave" aka short term disability offers. Yay!! I was planning on taking 8 weeks with two weeks unpaid. Now I can take 11 totaly 100% paid! WOO HOO!!! It's still going to fly by...but seriously that's almost 3 months. I never thought I would be able to swing it.
Had my 37 weeker today. All's well...BP great, no weight gain, no problems with sugars except I'm GBS+. Boo!! So what really happens to people who get to the hospital without enough time for antibiotics? They just check the baby for showing signs of infection, right?
Dh came with me to my appt today because I wanted to go over my birth plan and needed moral support. Sometimes I can become shy. Anyway, my OB is awesome...she went over everything and basically approved all of it except for the no hep-lock because of GBS. She looked me squarely in the eyes and said...If I'm not on call when you go into labor don't let anyone hook you up to anything without your conscent or without explaining things to you. (Which of course I was planning). But, I just loved that she was so aware of my desires. I also asked about how long she would let me go if/when I'm overdue and she said 42weeks. I was relieved...I was worried they would have some crazy 41 or less than policy. She checked me and it hurt a bit...my bits are sensitive! and I am totally closed up tight! and baby is floating. Not surprised...I just haven't had any contraction action.
I also wanted to say...there are so many August lodges I am having a heck of a time keeping up and I feel so bad...I am going to try harder but I'm thinking of all of you!!!even if I'm not responding.
So sorry about the GBS+. I turned out GBS+ too. But I am re-testing next week (38 weeks). I am doing probiotics every day and 3 days of garlic suppositories before re-testing. If I'm still pos. I'm not obviously getting antibiotics, because I'm a home birth, but will be doing a chlorhexadine wash every 6 hours until birth. My midwife is very comfortable with this. The only reason I tested was because in case of a transfer for me.
From what I've read if you get there too late to do the IV antibiotics, they will do a lot of tests on the baby afterwards or you can get an antibiotic shot for the baby. Also there is only 1 in 770 chance that the baby will get sick if exposed to the bad bacteria of GBS. I would do some more research on what your hosp. will do to the baby, if you get there too late for the abx. Good luck!