Baby girl and I hit 38 weeks today! I'm so grateful to have made it to this point... so grateful. For the 3rd trimester, this was my first goal. I felt 37 weeks may have been "full term", per se, but it was a little too early for my comfort. 38 weeks, I feel if she was born today she'd be healthy and have a good chance at EBF successfully! Now, 39 weeks is my true goal. I want to make it there with a smile still on my face! At 39, momma feels ready at any moment!!
My 37.5 week appt results: dilated 0-1 cm; 50% effaced
My 38.5 week appt results: dilated 1 cm; still 50% effaced; doc says "very squishy"
At this point, I'm praying for my body to go into labor on it's own. I fear induction. I fear pitocin. I fear increasing my odds of having a c-section.
My OB has actually instilled this fear in me, because he mentioned the "I" word at 36.5 weeks - yes, i.n.d.u.c.t.i.o.n. I was really put off and the stress began for me. It's a long story, so I won't dwell, but in short, there's no medical reason to induce before 40 weeks other than "increased stillbirth rates", according to my OB. I considered induction at 39.5, but now, my gut says to wait till 40.5. Overall, I don't want an induction, period. I want my body to go into labor naturally - on it's own.
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