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January 10th, 2013, 04:45 PM
BeamerMarie- Due Jan 2012
Join Date: May 2012
I'm pregnant with #1, and all I want in the world in a natural birth. However, she is not cooperating. I'm approaching 42 weeks and I'm still so locked up that the doc can't even sweep my membranes! I have not dilated or effaced AT ALL!! Nothing! Doctor is really really starting to push induction. I'm starting to feel like I should allow it. There are a lot of risks after 42 weeks, despite all the monitoring that medical science can do.
I at least want to avoid an epidural, and am hoping once they get me dilated, I might not even need pitocin... just a jump start opening up.
Does anyone have any advice for managing induction without epidural?
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