40w 4d appt - discouraged
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|Thu, 08-25-2011 - 11:44am|
These weekly OB appts are no fun. I had mine yesterday, I'm still only 1 cm dilated - no real progress from last week. Which would be fine, except my stupid blood pressure spiked. I seriously thought the OB was going to send me to the hosptial straight from the appt to induce. I cried... she said they'd check it again because she knows how badly I don't want to be induced. Luckily when they checked it again at the end of the appt, it had come down enough that she felt comfortable sending me home with the promise that I would keep a very close eye on it at home.
It's beginning to seem like an induction is inevitable. I have one scheduled for the 31st, but was hoping to push it back if everything looked good. Unfortunately, I can't really push it back any further because I'll be 42 weeks next Saturday and they don't do inductions on weekends, plus because it's Labor Day weekend (ironic, right?) they can't schedule an induction on Monday. Which means the next available date would put me at 42+3 which is longer than the OB, and I quite frankly, are comfortable with. I know that the risks jump for everyone after 42 weeks and because of my borderline hypertension I'm more at risk.
I really don't want an induction, but I also obviously don't want to put myself or my baby at risk. I'm bummed that the all natural birth I've been preparing for and wanting so badly just may not happen. I'm still holding out a little hope that my bp will behave itself and I go into labor on my own sometime before I'm admitted for the induction on Tuesday night...