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Old 02-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Off to the hospital, inducing at 41w6d tonight.

The "pre-birth" story... since I know some of you aren't on facebook

While I went back and forth on whether to go to the hospital the last few days, I knew tonight would be the latest I waited. Considering my personal risk factors (not saying this is for everyone!) I dont feel comfortable going passed 42 weeks, and I knew if we did induce, we would want to start at night since that's when I get my best contractions.

Our plan was to head out around 7pm tonight. I don't really have an OB. I used a midwife for my prenatal care and picked an OB practice to deliver with that works with most of the homebirth midwives for transfers, so they were cool with my plan. I didn't think a homebirth was right for this pregnancy, even though my gestational diabetes has been diet controlled keeping me as a candidate for hb, I have a history of postpartum hemorrhage that does not respond quickly to pit and I just dont feel comfortable risking a transfer. Since I delivered my last at 38 weeks I never formulated a plan for going over 40 weeks. My midwife consulted my OB at 41w2d and he said he wanted me to come in for an NST and schedule an induction for later in the week, he wouldn't be there to see me though.

Later in the week was yesterday, but I didn't want to go to the induction, I wanted to take it out more day so without the OB knowing I cancelled with the hospital (DH did actually) and told them I was in labor (I know, we're awful) and weren't coming in yet. No baby... so tonight was the night. On Monday I was a stretchy 4cm, 80% effaced, 0 station... I decided I wanted my water broken, no pit if possible.

Then a few hours ago I had an INSANE cramp/contraction that actually made me totally empty my bladder, like squeezed it out of me. I'm still getting very weird, lopsided contractions. Baby should be LOA still, it's harder to tell right now, so I have no idea what is causing this but baby is also moving less so we are leaving for the hospital early.

Just wanted to update you all... next update should include baby pictures

PS... if this baby comes tomorrow I will have had a baby exactly at 41w, 38w, and 42w. DH and I thought that was funny.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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you should go fast with being 4 cm already. not sure why you are getting transferred out tho for being 41 weeks. just induce at home w water breaking and deliver where you wish either way congrats on the baby when he/she gets here. many fast labor vibes!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Cori positive thoughts for a quick and peaceful labor and delivery with healthy squish and mama. Can't wait for your update.


fwiw I had AROM at 4-5cm and 70% and contractions started about 3 1/2 hours later and I had him within 2 more hours even though he was OP. Hopefully yours will be nice and super quick too.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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Good luck! I hope you have a very smooth and wonderful induction and birth experience. I'm sorry it's come down to this, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Can't wait to hear that you have a healthy and happy baby in arms and looking forward to finding out if my guess for you is correct.
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Re: Off to the hospital, inducing at 41w6d tonight.

Good luck!! My SIL is also being induced tomorrow at 41w6d. Funny coincidence.
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checking back for updates

edit: Just checked your blog... So sorry thing didn't go smoother. Hopefully baby will move down a bit before you go back.
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