I am 41 weeks and 1 day with my 4th little baby and I have a induction scheduled for Sunday morning and I am still really hoping that my labor will kick start on its own. I guess I just wanted to whine about my desire to labor on my own. I have tried all the at home ways to induce and nothing has worked so far, been walking and walking almost to the point where I am tiring myself out a bit too much so maybe need to take a break with that one in case it actually starts labor. Will need to save some energy for actual birth lol. Had me some sex, some nipple stimulation during and after sex. Bounced on the birthing ball warm baths. I have decided that if any of those things actually worked they would work on an overdue woman pregnant with her 4th child. I just really really wanted her to come on her own. I have plans to labor at home and really was looking forward to that now I am not sure I will have the chance. This is my last baby... I am starting to wonder should I even do the induction on Sunday should I give it a few more days if she dont come by then. I just am losing my mind. I will have an ultrasound this Friday and I guess if she is doing okay and my fluid levels are good and placenta is working good and she passes the biophysical ultrasound I can decide then. I dont even know what I am looking for on here just wanted to vent my anxiety and thoughts going through my head and maybe ask what some of you would do if you really really wanted labor to happen on its own if you were me. I feel like I cant even make decisions any more my brain is all over the place.
I suppose trying to just relax and take it one day at a time would be best right now although admittedly that is easier said then done. I realize I could be freaking out about what do to right now and could end up going into labor tomorrow or Friday or even Saturday and all this worry was for nothing. For now I will TRY to keep my mind in the present and see how the ultrasound goes then go from there. My midwife said that she wont let me go past 42 weeks no matter what and 42 weeks will be the day before Thanksgiving so that's kind of in the back of my mind as well. I have been so patient this entire pregnancy and had been feeling more then okay with the idea of going past my due date yet now that I have this anticipation is killing me. Perhaps she wants to just stay in there to stay warm lol. Of course my body is uncomfortable but that I can deal with I am just having a really hard time dealing with this anxiety, I have been having physical anxiety symptoms for months now have posted about it a while back with being scared from the panic attacks and feeling like I am suffocating all this crap its just kicking my ass now. Any way I appreciate your opinions and agree that because deep down I want to do this on my own giving it a few more days to happen on its own is what I need to do. Its not like if I go through with the induction and then regret it I can go back and undo it and change things, I do not want any regrets and this is my last chance to have a fully natural birth I am too close now to just get induction. Thank you ladies. Wish me and baby Emily some luck lol.
<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy of 3 bratz:</b>" I suppose trying to just relax and take it one day at a time would be best right now although admittedly ... [snip!] ... to have a fully natural birth I am too close now to just get induction. Thank you ladies. Wish me and baby Emily some luck lol."</blockquote>