I realized that I haven't posted anything in a few days or so. My LO is still cooking!! I had my latest appointment this past Tuesday and since I was in such a funk (long story- some of you from the Sept board probably get it), I didn't even remember to ask my doctor to not do any more cervical checks and I was kind of in a trance and trucked through the appointment without thinking about it!! So, I had the cervical check afterall. If I can get out of this mood I'm in and remember next week (shouldn't be a problem- I just had pregnancy brain), I'll talk to him about it at my next appointment.
But my GBS test was negative....weight was good...BP, HB, all of that.
My doctor is such a goofball.....he was in an extrememly good mood and walks into the room with this silly smile on his face and says, "so, it looks like you are expecting." I said, "I sure hope so, otherwise, I have quite a growth on my stomach." His reponse, "So, do you know what to expect when you are expecting?" (as he laughs to himself at what a marvelous comedian he is!)
Anyway, I've started with EPO and RRL tea. I'm hoping that the EPO will help my cervix to make some progress. As we get closer to the due date, I'll add to these induction techniques with sex, walking, and possibly nipple stimulation. My biggest fear is that I'm going to go a good two weeks past my due date and have to be induced which I DO NOT want. But given my family history, it is a good chance. My mom was 3 weeks late with my brother (she begged her doctor to give her another week) and he ended up starting to peel and the situation was deteriorating and they had to induce for his health. With me and my sister, they went ahead and induced at 2 weeks late because they weren't taking any chances. I'm hoping that somehow, maybe these techniques will just help the situation so that even if I AM late, it won't be more than a week late and it will happen naturally!!
I sure hope it all helps, my second baby was 7 days late which makes me think my first would have been really late had a not been induced. I have to say that I wouldn't let induction happen EVER again unless there was a medical emergancy. If you can make it happen it's much easier to go into labor on your bodies time. Wishing you all the best, I hope your out of your funk soon.
How have you been feeling? How's the EPO and RRL tea regimen?
Sharon, thinking of you, update us if you can
Thinking of you. Hopefully this little one will want to come out early, and not be overdue
i just read through your lodge, what a wonderful blessing/miracle this little girl is to your family. I hope Miss Ariel decides to not be more than fashionably late and you can avoid an induction.
<3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
Baby #4 11/24/13
I'm wondering about you as well, I hope all is well.