Monday, June 26, 2006

39 Weeks

First of all I found a link related to induction. I now understand why induction isn't such a good thing.

I also did some research on pain medications used for labor. I really need to read the thing in its entirety. From what I saw I got a lot of good information. I am thinking I will have to rewrite my birthing plan.

The doctor appointment I had today went well. Meadow's heartbeat is about 158. My vitals were good. I am measuring at 41 weeks. On Friday, I measured 38-39 weeks, so in a week end I gained two weeks and lost a couple of pounds. Her head is down, but not completely in my pelvis like it needs to be. Thursday afternoon I have an appointment for an ultra sound, and immediately after I will meet the doctor to see what to do next. I am still at 1 cm, my cervix hasn't thinned anymore. I do keep losing more of my mucus plug. Hopefully, things will progress further by Thursday. I really don't want a c-section or induction.


Sarah said...

When it comes to pain medication have an open mind. I was very anti-epidural but after many hours of long contractions, I couldn't take it anymore and got one. I don't regret it at all. In fact, after I tore I was relieved that I had one. I did have some complications afterwards because of it, but it gave me the relief I needed for the pushing. I also found the epidural was better than the iv medication they gave me before I opted for the epidural. Fortunately, every mom and birth are different and no matter what happens you will feel like superwoman afterwards. The most important thing is to know your options and do what is best for you. Good luck, God bless.

Heather said...

I'm sure things will start progressing soon and you'll be able to give birth without an induction or c-section! At least you get to see her one more time before she comes!

Heather said...

I hope you've shown your DH how to blog so we can get a report of when Meadow arrives!!! SO close now - I keep checking the blog with bated breath.