the clock is now running...
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January 13th, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Well, as of yesterday evening, I have a date set for induction.
I had my NST and AFI (non stress test and fluid level check) and though my BP is great and baby is moving around and getting heart rate
just as he/she should, my fluid levels were REALLY low (5.68!!!) and baby is measuring a little on the small side. I'm lucky they didn't send me up to L&D right after my appointment! I went over to my OB's office after I left the Perinatal unit, and she checked me and I'm only at 1cm and 30% effaced, and baby is still way up high, not at all engaged. So between that and the fluid levels, she isn't convinced I'm going to go into labor on my own or that baby's head will fit in my pelvis, and also feels she can't let me get past 41 weeks, so I am on the books for going in sometime on Monday to get IV pitocin, with C-section as a distinct possibility if I don't have good contractions.
I know I should keep things in perspective and be happy...the end is in sight and we'll get to meet our LO soon...but I have worked
for a natural birth, and been doing everything in my power to be healthy and to bring on labor, and it just all seems to be falling apart in front of my eyes, and I can't help but be terribly frustrated, scared and depressed...
I am sorry you are going through this but as the ladies have said as long as your LO gets here safely and you two are healthy thats all that matters. I had such high high hopes for my NCB that when I got my epidural all I could do was cry and repeat "I failed Noelle" it was such an emotional labor for me and still to this day is very emotional for me...
I can't remember who said it here, but I have NCB in my heart no matter what and so do you! And remember "Trust Birth" trust your body, heart, mind, and soul and you will have a wonderful labor and healthy baby no matter what. I remind myself everyday that yet I didn't get my complete NCB I got most of it as natural as possible and a healthy baby and it has made me a stronger person.
Going through labor and delivery the way I did has given me such an experience I will never forget it. I too didn't want Pitocin and ended up getting it, I wasn't producing contractions but my water had broken... I went over 12 hours on Pitocin with pain meds and was maxed out on it for several hours... I got an epidural for roughly 2hrs and had Noelle... No matter what happens we are here for you as a shoulder to cry or vent on... but remember you can do this and have faith.
I don't know what your dosage is for EPO but the week of my water breaking I upped my oral dosage to 3000mg, was doing squatting on birthing ball, vaccuming, treadmill, and walking stairs. I had also started with eating fresh pineapple, mango, and papaya like they were going out of business....
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