I'm so sorry your dealing with those emotions. Hopefully the good feelings your having today keep coming for the rest of the pregnancy. Have a great appointment today.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I scheduled an induction for 38w5d. I really think he'll come before then, but this feels like a good solution to help manage my anxiety. I had decided not to ask about induction today, but a simple question from the midwife set me off again. When she saw how bad my anxiety is, she offered it as an option. She will have to get the back-up OB to give special approval since I'd be before 39 weeks, but she doesn't think he will have a problem with it. My fourth dd (my second-longest pregnancy) was born at 38w5d, which is why I decided on June 7th instead of June 4th (the earliest). Also, I only like one of the three back-up OBs and I'd prefer to have the one I like be on call if I have a choice. It's totally bizarre for me to choose induction, but it seems like a good solution. I still plan on unmedicated.
I asked for an exam today because I've been having more contractions. I am 3cm now, which brings my Bishop's score up to 10. The midwife asked to do a speculum exam to see if I had a cervical polyp that was the source of last week's bleeding. No polyp, but she did see a scar where my cervix had torn and healed. We are guessing that was from the manual dilation from 7 to pushing during my third dd's birth. She thinks that laceration is the source of the bleeding.
So, yeah. If he's not here by then, it looks like he will arrive on June 7th.
Well if it makes you feel better to have that on the books then I'm glad it worked out. Hopefully he'll come on his own before that, and if not then hopefully a little jump start will be all you need. No matter what I hope it does help your emotional state! Glad everything was looking good at your appointment.
I'm so glad to hear that there's a very reasonable explanation for your bleeding episode! I'm surprised you scheduled an induction but perhaps knowing there's an end date will help relieve your anxiety, and you don't have to show up if you change your mind! Here's hoping you continue to feel good & little man comes on his own soon.
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Welcome to your lodge! I'm sorry you have had a bit of a stressful pregnancy this time. Do your fear clearing hypnobabies track and maybe try journaling or talking to someone about your fears and it may help relieve some of the anxiety. It will all be just fine I bet!
Welcome to your lodge! I am sorry to hear about all the stress and anxiety that has come with this pregnancy. I hope this next couple of weeks will be a bit more relaxing for you. I am glad you were able to set a date for induction--I hope it helps a bit with the anxiety. *hugs*
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
The important thing is that you feel comfortable and happy, pitocin can just be a kick start to labor (as you know) and there's no reason why you can't still have a natural birth. If this is what you need there's nothing wrong with that.
I induced my third due to stress and things going on in our lives, and I had pitocin almost the whole time until I started pushing. I did it completely natural with the pitocin, so I know it can be done. I hope knowing you will have your baby by then will help your anxiety and stress regarding this. I hope you can get some more rest between now and then.
Nothing much to report. This kid takes the record for prodromal labor. I've had over two weeks of daily, sometimes intense and sometimes regular contractions. My anxiety has been more manageable since the induction talk. I do hope he comes before then. My next appointment is tomorrow.
Why?!!! I just found out that both my parents and dh's parents have decided to go out of town this weekend. My mom was our primary person to call when I'm in labor to come be with the kids. Dh's parents were the back-up. I've felt all along that I will most likely give birth this weekend. I needed something else to stress about, right? Ugh.
My sister will come be with my kids over night and my neighbor said they could come over to her house, so it should all be ok. I'm just annoyed and rather hurt that my mom is going out of town now of all times.
I wish the baby would come today or tomorrow.