I am having our baby girl naturally so unless im at 42 weeks & shes still not here I wont be getting induced! Almost every induction ends up in some sort of medical intervention.. & unless my babys life is a risk I dont think mother nature needs any help in getting her out! I cant imagine laboring all natural after being induced anyways.. Its painful enough as it is..
I was checked at 38 weeks I was 1 cm & 50% effaced
Did not get checked at 39 weeks
Was checked today at 40 + 1 day and was 3 cm 75-80% effaced
I had my son with no medical intervention at all at 39 weeks & 2 days. I actually never knew when the first day of my last period was bc I never kept track.
But with this pregnancy I did and my due date is right in line with my first day of LMP. So bascially she could come any day now.
I asked my midwife about due date and she said they have no way of knowing my exact due date.. Since she had then asked me If I was scheduled to be induced & I said no I am not going to do that unless im at 42 weeks or theres a major medical emergency...
You are in complete control its your body your decision and your baby!! So if I havent had her by next week I will be 41 weeks Sunday they will do a stress test basically to cover themselves & make sure baby is doing fine.
They kept telling me I was measuring small and should get another ultra sound but I Declined that as well... She caught up and im measuring fine...
How I am attempting to induce labor naturally:
Sex- definitely works how our son came so fast lol
Exercise/ walking/ going up & down our stairs/ doing squats
Warm baths- just to relax (i added lavender essential oils and epson salt)
Bouncing on birth ball
Drinking red rasperry tea leaf hot tea with honey
Eating spicy foods & pineapple
If I still havent had her by the end of the week I will be doing these next options to induce labor naturally:
Will possibly get my membranes swept
& then if all of these fail and im still pregnant at 42 + weeks I will scheduled to be induced! Hopefully little miss comes soon & this wont have to be a option.
Come on baby girl!!!