Natural Birth with Induction?!
Soo I know Im not very active here but I do pop in for questions now and then lol.
Feb 2012 mama's: Warning this may ruin my Birth Buddies job a tad lol
I am 36-37wks depending on which OB you ask, I have severe pre-e and its reached a point where we are all agreeing I need to have this munchkin.
The Plan: I am schedualed to start induction on Sunday with a Foley Bulb. The hope is that forcing my cervix to open will push my body into labor. I will have an ultrasound to see his position [I have LOADS of extra fluid so he flip flops from breech to head down lots] if he is breech we will try and turn him; that works the bulb will be placed and we wait until Monday to see what happens.
If it works or doesnt: Ultrasound to see position again, if he is still head down, break my water while "holding" him in place. If he isnt flip again and do the before mentioned.
If Im already in labor from Foley sweet the water breaking will just aid things along and we go about our day.
If not the hope is I go into labor due to the combo of a stretched cervix and broken waters. <If this doesnt work...the dreaded P I T!! ): I reallllly want to avoid pit, it ruined my last birth. RUINED. well that and once again severe pre-e and horrible drs...UGH
I have a doula and she has been very helpful but I am her first ever Birth since passing her test so Im like a trial run lol I want to have as natural of a birth as possible, I caved after 20hrs on pit and got an epi with my first [only took on one side for 2 hours blek] My favorite OB is fighting FOR me to get the birth I want but I know even the best of OBs & nurses can be drug pushy sometimes. And I dont like pain, but I know how amazing a natural birth could be.
Any advice?! Anyone been through this? Anything?! Lol