Who is still preg? How's it going?

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kmm123's picture
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Who is still preg? How's it going?

I am 40 weeks and 4 days today.....went to the doc. My NST was good baby was nice and strong plenty of movement good HB. My BP is still a little high but only marginal and really only a worry b/c I run so dead on for BP (I'm 130s over 80s and I'm a 110-120 over 70 textbook BP normally). When checked I was 3cm and like 75% thinned out. So my doctor THINKS I'll go any day. He did offer for me to come Friday morning and be induced if I don't go before then. I'm 50/50 on it. I would MUCH rather go on my own but by Friday I may be going crazy so at least I know I have an option. Here's to hoping he arrives tomorrow - that would be lovely. I got my hair cut today, I am ready!

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Oh Katie! I hope you go on your own soon! Did you get induced with Evan? I don't know how 'natural' contractions feel but my induction contractions were crazy bad and were coming right on top of each other giving me no relief until I got my epidural. I'd hold out to go on my own if I were in your situation and the NST looked good. I know you must be tired of being pregnant though!

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I did go on my own with Evan! And I was all natural no epidural, 2 very minor 1 st degree tears, it was really a very ideal L&D. I went in to labor the night of 40 w 2 d and delivered the next afternoon 40 w 3 d. I did have pitocin at once point to finish dilating b/c I stalled and it wasn't that bad BUT I was at 8cm so really there wasn't much to do except just keep them regular (they kind of spaced out a bit and I was getting really tired so they wanted to wrap things up!).

I am REALLY hoping my body does its job before Friday. My other thing about being induced.....I get 12 weeks off and I'm on leave now b/c I couldn't motivate myself to go in to work today (I did work last week). I just can't go in to work anymore. But if I keep waiting for baby I'll "waste" more time at home w/o baby Sad Bah! Decisions!

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I had Cytotec for my induction. They gave me pit after he was born to deliver the placenta, which I don't understand? That Cytotec is some crazy strong stuff. I shudder just thinking about it!

So you are already on maternity leave...i would be wanting that baby out too. I had some luck bouncing on a yoga ball. Maybe give that a try?

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good luck! hope it happens soon!

can you go for a walk? that worked for me on saturday!

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I'm still pregnant too. I am due today, and at my appointment today I was only dilated 1 cm. It's probably a good thing though, cause my kids have been sick for days with a horrible flu, so hopefully the baby will wait a few more days to be born.

I have been in a really bad mood though, with being up all night with sick kids for the last 4 days, and my MIL here who seems to want me to entertain her. I am definitely impatient for this baby to get here but I am resigning myself to the fact that I'll probably have a December baby! They won't even talk about induction till I am at least 10 days overdue.

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"Jenni Beth" wrote:

I had Cytotec for my induction. They gave me pit after he was born to deliver the placenta, which I don't understand? That Cytotec is some crazy strong stuff. I shudder just thinking about it!

So you are already on maternity leave...i would be wanting that baby out too. I had some luck bouncing on a yoga ball. Maybe give that a try?

When I was induced, I had 2 days of cytotec and it did nothing for me! Well that isn't true, it made me feel incredibly dry and sensitive down there. Pit was difficult for me though. I was always was given pit after delivery to decrease the size of my uterus. probably simialr thing for your placenta?

I say wait and go on your own. If it is Saturday and nothing has happened but you changed your mind, you can always call and ask or go down to L&D and say you think you had contrax, you are soooo overdue, maybe they would hook you up?

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I don't think cytotec will be used with me b/c I'm dilating already and having contractions they just aren't regular and strong! Ugh!

If I don't go by Friday I don't think I'd go in Sat - my doc isn't on over the weekend and Dr Lee the other doc is ok but I'd rather Dr Ryan deliver me if I can....

I'm driving myself crazy with every mild contraction. What the heck is up with going more over due with #2? I just went in to labor with Evan none of this back and forth crap! Maybe I'll give me breast pump a go today......can't hurt.....I walked around for an hour yesterday

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Thinking of you today!

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Ohhh still pregnant! I had some contractions last night and started to think maybe but after about 2 hours they went away and i went to bed. On the bright side I only got up twice to go to the bathroom last night and actually slept really well!

I've kind of accepted that I may give in and take the induction Friday. I'm so not an induction kind.....I didn't even go to the hospital until I was 8cm with Evan. I hate the hospital. HATE IT. But I feel like I've already wasted a week of leave this week and i don't want to risk wasting another......and every time the baby moves it hurts which I assume is b/c he's getting so big. Sooooo I'll keep trying to get him OUT on his own but Friday morning I'll probably go to L&D and evict him. I'm really hoping it's not a terrible experience....

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GL Katie, hope everything goes well. I would love to be induced but my doctor won't go for it.

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So there are only two ladies left?

Katie- good luck, I hope you can go on your own too, but induced labor isn't too bad- as long as the epi guy is ready ! LOL! No, I really love epidural now- I have a great appreciation for them!

justinehonor- MIL? I hope she turns helpful really soon! I am sorry your boys have been sick, sending them speedy recovery!

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I'm due on Saturday but at a lot today midwife starts talking about next weeks appt and when we will talk induction. I'm like you this time around. I don't like the idea of induction but DH is anxious to go back to work and waiting around for baby another week or two isn't going to work out for financially.

I was planning on the Epi anyway so maybe induction wouldn't be so bad. I don't I'm on the fence with induction.

I hope your. Any cooperates and comes before you need to decide about induction.

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good luck gals! hope those babies come on their own. the last few days of pregnancy are just so uncomfortable! and the not knowing when it's going to happen is the worst!!

Jenni Beth's picture
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Come out baby, come out!!!

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My induction was a piece if cake!

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I actually liked being induced with my first. It was nice to know that I was going into the hospital and coming out with a baby. The not knowing when you will go into labor is enough to make you crazy!

Having had pitocin and non-pitocin induced contractions I would say they both equally suck!

And yes, that's my scientific opinion Wink

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I've been so good about being calm. I was like a badger about Evan dying to know, miserable preggo. This time I've been in such a better state I suppose that's lucky considering this kid has been much less cooperative!

I am making the most of my "last day" cleaning, organizing, laundry. I figure since I KNOW tomorrow is the day I might as well be sure to come home Sat/Sun to a clean house.

I have started to lose plug which I'm hoping means more dilating. Still nothing regular with contractions but the further along I am now the easier tomorrow will be....I hope!