Friday, September 05, 2008

Wednesday night I started having contractions that were uncomfortable, enough so that I started to feel the mild panic that sets in when you realize "This is it!" I figured the best thing to do was to rest and try to get some sleep. You can imagine my disappointment when I woke up at 2:00 AM and all was quiet.

So I waddled into my OB apt yesterday and asked him to check me, feeling certain that something was beginning to take place. As soon as he started the your-cervix-is-still-in-the-clouds climb, I knew it wasn't going to be good. "Ummm . . . you're still a little posterior, pretty thick, and 1 cm".

I promptly told him to get out of my vagina and sat up in disgust. At this point, I really expected more, especially after Wednesday night.

He wants to induce me in about ten days, but unless things make a drastic change, I know I'm walking into what could be a looooooonnnnng labor and a potential C-Section for little progress. I'd rather go overdue than subject myself to that.

So I'm searching today for things to help ripen the ol' cervix, and preferably not cause major intestinal cramping. I've seen too many women come in, totally miserable, delivering nothing but diarrhea and begging for relief. Your thoughts are welcome!

10 comments:

ccw said...

Sorry but I've got nothing for you.

With Kid L I had contractions for about an hour one time. Induced at 42 weeks.

With NSBH I didn't have a single one. Induced at 42 weeks.

With Nonami I became hopeful after 13 hours of contractions. They did nothing but get me to 1cm. Induced at 39 1/2 weeks.

My body can get pregnant at the drop of a hat but then it wants to keep them inside me forever.

Rach said...

A good prenatal massage where the masseuse knows the pressure points to help induce labor.

Chinamama4 said...

I know absolutely nothing about all of this! :) But I do know that I can pray for you! Which I have been doing, and will continue to do! Keep us posted!

geminirn said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!YOU CRACK ME UP!!!Sorry I am of no help to you on this one,but I sure wish we lived closer,i would have you over for tea each day just for a good laugh.

p.s.had you sent me updated photos and clothing donations to take to Nanning with us in March???????

geminirn said...

Amy,i really...really meant to tell you sooner(like wayyyy sooner),when I handed over the package to the Director....SHE WAS SOOOOO EXCITED TO SEE LITTLE ANNa's photos....she kept say A's Chinese name over and over to the nanny.....they both were thrilled....for sure remembered her instantly,the director had tears flowing down her cheecks with happiness.dontmind the spelling or grammer i have an unhappy 20 month old sitting on my knee....lol

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Ah- I hope you've had a productive weekend! What helped me was youknowwhat in the bedroom and a 9 month chiropractor visit. I am due any day now, too!

Steph

Hannah said...

Maybe you don't need this by now...but evening primrose oil applied directly to the cervix is supposed to help.

Chinamama4 said...

OK, quick, take a look around you and count the children... what? still only three? Sigh! OK, I'll be back to check again... :)

geminirn said...

WHERE ARE YOU???????ANY NEWS??????WE ARE ALL HEAR WAITING!!!!!!

Val said...

Doing Lamaze breathing for you here...any news???