This board is so quiet.
I'm getting close to VBAC time again. i'm excited and anxious. i want to try to go sans drugs all together this time. i made it so close last time and just wore out. i'm praying that this labor is shorter and with the shorter time i'm seriously thinking i can do without an epi.
Doc is the only one in his practice. and he's the ONLY one in his support on-call group that will do a VBAC. he's on vacation this week which is great its now and not in a few weeks. He did talk to the doctor that's standing in for him about me and if my water were to break that i could do a VBAC. he was going to try to convinece him of my abilities.
I asked him about when i went into labor and he wasn't on-call would the other doctors support me since i'd done a VBAC before and he's like no. i'm going to make myself available to you. I love my doctor.
so now i'm slightly worried. what if when i call into his office they don't call him and just call the on-call doctor? what if the hopsital doesn't call him. i know the other doctors won't support me, well i don't know this but that's what my doc told me. sigh.....
do you really think that if i show up at 8 cm or beyond they'd force me into a c/s?
though they can't can they if i don't sign anything....right?
So these are the things i'm going to start very soon (i want baby to come AFTER 8/20 when my Mom arrives but it has to come before 8/29 - the 40 week cutoff):
- RRL tea (well actually i've been drinking about 24oz a day for a couple of weeks now)
- EPO vaginaly after Tuesday's doc appointment (36 weeks) cause it the GBS test - praying its negative. i'll do 1 caplete for weeks 36 & 37 and 38, 2 caplets for a few days of 39 and then i'll do 3......i went into labor the day after i did the 3 caplets with DS2
- i'll start nipple stimulation at 39 weeks
- trying to walk
what other ideas do you guys have?