Unusual Induction Tomorrow...

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TLotus's picture
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Unusual Induction Tomorrow...

First, I want to thank everyone who has given their love and support in response to my car accident this past Sunday. I am still very soar and the doctors think my back is injured but they cant really diagnose anything until baby is delivered. So..

After talking with my peri and expressing to him I wasn't comfortable with chemical induction (pit, cytotec, cervidil...) We agreed on a compromise. I am now walking around 4 cm dilated (been having contractions since I ate that labor salad last Thurs!). My OB will break my water tomorrow and both OB and Peri feel this would be enough to induce. Baby is very low in the pelvis and peri says there won't be any cord prolapse.

My OB will break my water tomorrow at 9AM in his office. The reason he is not doing it in the hospital is because if he breaks it there, he would have to use pit according to hospital protocol. After he breaks the water, I go home and labor as I have planned all along...until it's time to go in to the hospital.

So, today I rest...and get my mind focused on the arrival of baby Devin. I'm happy this is almost over. Baby Devin is strong and healthy...I can't wait to hold him!

Not sure how labor will affect my back, but I have a my husband, a doula, and Hypnobabies to help me through. Please send ELVs! Smile

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It sounds like you found the best option at this point for you and Devin! We'll be thinking of you tomorrow and sending you ELV - hoping your back doesn't get too much stress!

Can't wait to "meet" Devin!

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Praying everything goes well for you and Devin! It sounds like you have a great support team around you! Have that baby, and feel better soon!

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I hope he arrives easily - and that your back is ok!

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Good luck in the morning. ELV coming at you.

ashamom27's picture
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Lots of ELVs your way!!!!!!!!!!!!

Starryblue702's picture
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I am so very excitied for you birth buddy! I'm still going to post and let everyone know that you're in labor tomorrow even though everyone knows now lol! I know you're wanting to do things naturally, so I think it's great that your OB will break your water without you having to be admitted to the hospital first. Aren't you nervous that you might dilate quickly and not make it to the hospital though, this being your 5th baby and you're already at 4CM?

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Good luck and ELVs Tamara!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

I am so very excitied for you birth buddy! I'm still going to post and let everyone know that you're in labor tomorrow even though everyone knows now lol! I know you're wanting to do things naturally, so I think it's great that your OB will break your water without you having to be admitted to the hospital first. Aren't you nervous that you might dilate quickly and not make it to the hospital though, this being your 5th baby and you're already at 4CM?

I was just talking to my doula about that! She was like, "do you really think you will make it home? You might just need to head straight to the hospital!" Yeah...I want things to progress quickly, but hopefully not too quickly! LOL!

I'm just gonna pay reaaaal close attention to my body's cues. We will have all the bags and birth ball, pillow etc.. in the car so if I need to go straight to the hosp, we'll ge ready!

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good luck!! we'll be stalking you!

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Good luck! Biggrin

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**Update on Tamara** I text her earlier to wish her luck, and she said that her water had been broken and her contractions were coming about every 15 minutes or so... she'll update me when she makes more progress!!