Unfortunately, my OB is VERY proactive with getting his deliveries on his schedule. I wish he wasn't, because it stresses me out big time. I'm not ready to surrender to an induction, but I went ahead and put a day on the calendar - June 2nd.
As of right now, my cervix is not favorable, so I would be required to go in the night before for cervadil (cervical ripening) and induction would be first thing the next morning. Induction means pitocin, which I fear and needing the cervical ripening makes me fear the increased odds for a c-section.
I am praying she comes on her own! I need to go into labor on my own. Did I mention I fear induction?
So what have I been doing to "assist"? Lots of things!
Started more regular DTD
Started drinking 3-4 bags a day of RRL tea
Started walking every 1-3 days
Started sitting and bouncing on an exercise ball (I don't know if this one does anything productive, but it's fun!)
All of the above and
Started inserting 2000 mg EPO vaginally every night
I may increase the EPO to 3000 mg since my cervix is showing no progress.
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