Quoting Kylees Mama:" You are only 37 weeks, you still have 3-5 weeks to go. If you keep up with the EPO it'll help soften ... [snip!] ... I wasn't dilated at all until the night I went into labor at 39 weeks. And they can't force you into having a c section."How did you use EPO? was it for massage? Were you completely not dilated or slightly dilated? I'm now trying to understand all of this. For the c-section, I know that they can't force me, but I wonder how confident I will be if that situation were to come up and me be able to say no knowing that it could put my child a risk. Up until now I was all 'fight the man!' but now I really wonder if i can say no when its a choice between me ever giving birth vaginally or possibly putting my baby at risk.
Quoting Kylees Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting chicnhed:</b>" How did you use EPO? was it for massage? Were ... [snip!] ... possibly putting my baby at risk. "</blockquote> What makes you think you'll put your child at risk having a natural?"
Quoting chicnhed:" Mostly I'm thinking of the emergency situations, not the "oh we can just do a c-section since you've ... [snip!] ... respect. I am worried about those times when baby's heart rate has been x for x amount of time and thus have to make that call."
Quoting Shantel Salazar:" I'm 37 weeks & 3cm.. Which means nothing if I'm not having active labor: you can go into active labor ... [snip!] ... fine! Dont stress keep busy go for walks and stay standing up since the babys head is pressing down on your cervix.. Good luck"Thats true. =) I've been trying to just stand more in the office. I sit on a yoga ball, but I always have so I'm not sure if its still as beneficial when your body is already used to it every day haha. I just started perennial massage with EPO (thanks to my devoted husband, there was no way i could reach with this belly!). Then I'm also been pushing myself to get on my elliptical for at least 20 min every other day if not every day but it is getting difficult!