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April 20th, 2011, 11:02 AM
cheezpoofs's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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At forty-three weeks+, I am now far past protocol for having a homebirth. My midwife offers advice but does not pressure me into making a decision to do something I don't want; but if I haven't gone into labor by Friday night, I will be going in to the hospital for an induction. My due date is fairly close to correct, as I have a very regular twenty-nine to thirty-one day cycle.

I had a biophysical profile and non-stress test on Friday and baby is healthy, fluid levels are good, cord fine, placenta fine and I am totally healthy too and have a great blood pressure. I just can't be certain there isn't something wrong that is preventing labor because it's been even longer than I went with my firstborn son and I'm not having many signs of labor or many steady contractions. I will be having another biophysical profile and non-stress test tonight too.

I have been bouncing on a birth ball for two days now and it's made me feel heavier, more pressure in the pelvis/ cervix and lots of pain in the back, shoulders, pelvis and hips. I've tried a breast pump and that didn't even give me one contraction, but did give me a very sore nipple. Sex gave me two contractions and that's all. I've walked and walked and walked some more, I've done silly busywork chores and picking things up off the floor just to see if that would help, with zero results. I may try castor oil rubbed on the belly in a warm bath and may give Black and Blue Cohosh a try, but I'm pretty skeptical that anything will actually help.

I really don't want to have to go to the hospital and I don't want an induction, but I am pretty resigned to the idea, since this baby just doesn't seem to want to be born... It's so disappointing and upsetting that all the time I've spent keeping the house spotless and ready for birth for the past two months, all the planning and dreaming, all the birthing supplies will have been for nothing if I can't go into labor in the next fifty-two hours. I don't want to put my baby's health at risk for keeping him/ her inside for too long either; not to mention my midwife's licensing and practice for her "allowing" me to go so far postdates.


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April 20th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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I'm sending u tons of go into labor vibes!!!! I've heard good things about blue and black cohosh I hope it gets things going for u

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April 20th, 2011, 02:50 PM
pink_piggy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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*hugs* Ugh!! I'm so upset for you! Come on baby!!!!! I'm beginning to think this might be me as well, I feel like I've had absolutely zero signs of labor, but I'm not as far along as you. I'm sending lots and lots of labor vibes your way.
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April 21st, 2011, 01:20 AM
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I'm sorry you may not get the birth you want. But at least you know your little bundle will be in your arms soon. Hang in there.
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April 21st, 2011, 07:22 AM
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have you tried a chiropractor? I've heard that "late" women often go into labor after having an adjustment. My midwife feels very strongly about this too. I've never been to one, but when I started to get anxious about my baby being late, I made an appointment. I ended up going into labor the day before, but I figured it's worth a shot. Just a suggestion, although I'm sure your kind of sick of people telling you ways to get the baby out.

If you have to be induced, just know that you are doing what you need to do. No matter how it turns out, it will be a beautiful birth and you will be cuddling that wrinkly baby by Easter!!

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April 21st, 2011, 09:11 AM
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oh hugs...I ditto everyone else...
Momma to Emma, Elzie, Gretchen, Olive, and Rogan

We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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April 21st, 2011, 06:46 PM
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I've been following the post in the March DDC. I hope Pickles decides to come tonight!
Mom of 3 awesome girls

Lucia Jane, born 10.9.11

Forever missing our angel babies
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