37 Week appointment

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lexirunner's picture
Joined: 05/10/06
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37 Week appointment

It was pretty uneventful. Just a HB check and measure fundal height. She ended up bringing up induction, and I kinda checked out. I REALLY don't want to have that argument just yet. I just told her we can talk about it when/if I hit 40 weeks. She says she usually schedules her patients for induction a couple days after their due date, which seems REALLY unnecessary. They have my due date down for a few days later than I know I am, so at least I have that in my favor.
I still feel like I am going to go early... I've had memorial day weekend in my head from the beginning, so we'll see if that actually happens. I had contractions 4 minutes apart, lasting 60-90 seconds for about 3 hours on Sunday, but then tapered off as the evening went on, so maybe things are gearing up for labor.
On a very positive note, my GBS came back negative (I was pos. for DS1 & 2), so that is a HUGE relief. I don't have to worry about getting to the hospital with enough time to get antibiotics, or be hooked up to any IV's... I am also going to try to get out of the hospital ASAP, and when I was GBS+, they kept me the full 48 hours or longer because of it. So that's my kinda long update.

And I got all A's and B's in my classes this semester... so I feel like I proved to everyone that I am capable of overcoming stress and everything else to be successful in school. I had a LOT of negative feedback about nursing school once people found out that I was preggo.

RebeccaA'07's picture
Joined: 11/19/07
Posts: 1628

I agree, no reason to even discuss induction yet. Not sure why some OB's want to rush so much, babies come when they need to. I'm a VBAC and my OB is letting me go 2 weeks past, if neccessary!

Otherwise, sounds like a great appointment - yay for full term Smile and awesome grades!

greenmylife's picture
Joined: 10/24/11
Posts: 355

Happy full term!!!! And great job with class.....school is difficult under the best of circumstances. You should be proud.

jubileerose's picture
Joined: 06/12/09
Posts: 549

Congratulations on getting great grades! One of my friends graduated nursing school 8 months pregnant... she made it and did great. You will too!
Also, your doctor is just silly to schedule inductions a few days past your due date! My doctor WANTS my baby to come the "first or second week in June"- that'll have me at 41+ weeks! I'm grateful for such a realistic approach to labor starting naturally.
I hope that you just stick to your guns and don't feel any pressure. Sounds like you know what you want.