Hey ladies.. Wanted some advice from you mommas! Here's the scoop: based on my LMP, my due date was August 21st. Then at my 10 week appointment when they did an internal ultrasound and measured him, he was measuring for August 23rd. At 33 weeks I had to have a level 2 ultrasound done because I had been diagnosed with a low lying placenta and they were checking to see it it had moved up (which it did) and my little man was measuring ahead with an EDD on August 18th. I know, I know, I shouldn't have gotten so excited over that ;) so technically my due date was August 23rd.. I haven't made much progress (still sitting at a 2 1/2 cm dilated and about 80% effaced.) having back pain and cramping but not many contractions as far as "tightening" goes?
Anyway, I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and we are setting up my induction date. I've been closely monitored for pre-e due to traces of protein in my urine and increasing BP along with blurred vision, and also, for the passed 7 days have been dealing with an itchy rash that has spread from head to toe doctor thought it might be PUPPS but since I've only sent her pictures via e mail (I have kaiser). She's not sure that's what it is (frustrating). She was forwarding my pictures to the dermatology department. Anyway, I'm very nervous to be induced... I know you always hear the horror stories more than the good ones.. I'm just scared! I know if my BP is high and I'm at risk for pre-e I need to deliver. I've heard inductions are a bitch. Who here has had one? What was your expierence? Good luck to all of us August mommies!
I had one a week ago and everything went smoothly. I was in the induction for 7.5 hrs, in full labor for about 45 minutes and my little girl was OUT. She was wanting to come on her own but my body kept stopping the contractions so I had to do an elective induction to help her out. I was also showing traces of Pre-e with skyrocketing BP and Blurred Vision and had Hypoglycemia along with it so they were worried that my BP would either skyrocket or plummet. Everything went awesome though. They did have to do an episiotomy and I still have the stitches from that. My DD is a week old today and no complications. The contractions are going to be hard and fast and hurt like heck depending, the only reason mine hurt was in my back and was because I was injured when I was in the military during PT. But being a mommy is worth every second of agony.