Back from a doc appointment, and it appears as though NOTHING has changed or progressed in the last week. Still one fingertip dilated and 25% effaced. He also said that when he sort of felt around my cervix, his glove came back unbloodied, which I guess is another sign that nothings really brewing.
I know that I said in my last post that I wasn’t *that* uncomfortable with the whole pregnancy thing, but fuck that–I am now worried about induction. I know I have a ways to go before that comes up (I’m only 2 days late for Chrissake!), but I just want my body to do its thing in a timely fashion. My doc knows how much I do not want to be induced, and he is willing to let me go to 42 weeks without “going there”, but after that…I’m going to need some intervention.
He has me scheduled for a non stress test this Friday, and then I see him again next Tuesday. Between now and then I intend to do a ton of walking, bouncing, and mediocre sexing to see if that helps any. I’m just frustrated. I have been feeling cramps off and on and some Braxton Hicks all week. I thought for sure that there would have been some change from last week. Being even a few days late just stirs up all sorts of anxiety in me that my body will (yet again) not do what it’s supposed to do.
I have a family history of going late (my mom claims I was 19 days late–how they let her go that long is beyond me…there was meconium in my amniotic fluid at that point) and my sister was 9 days late. I feel like the knee jerk response of the medical industry now days is to talk induction if you’re a week late, but I am hoping that I can hold course and that my body will do its thing…
Hopeful words of encouragement?