Induction scheduled feeling defeated 😔

I’m past my due date and In a last ditch effort to induce labor I opted for a membrane sweep. I haven’t gotten a cervical check in awhile because my practice doesn’t offer them unless medically necessary. I’m not even a centimeter dilated. My cervix is still very high and closed. I sat there and cried in the doctors office I’m so discouraged and frustrated. I spent this entire trimester being high risk for preterm labor and on bed rest only to make it to term safely and now past term and she still isn’t here. I’m emotionally exhausted. They wanted to schedule an induction for the end of this week but I convinced them to push it back until Monday to give her more time. Upon discussing the process I found out it will take multiple days because I’d have to get a cervical ripener first which just made me cry even harder 😂 (The hormones don’t help) I’m really hoping she comes on her own before then but regardless in a week I will have my baby and that’s what’s important.
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If it makes you feel better I felt the same way I haven’t made any progress so I scheduled an induction as an last resort

@Emily I’m so sorry you’re dealing with the same thing. An induction was the last thing I wanted but unfortunately none of the providers at my practice will deliver a baby past a certain point and I really don’t want some random stranger I’ve never met to deliver her.

I have no experience with induction but I feel for you ❤️ these babies definitely do their own thing sometimes and it’s hard to feel like you’re settling for medical intervention far out of your control. I’m a c section mama and it’s so hard to relinquish control and then to feel as though your baby is being pushed into something. But your feelings are so valid and 40 weeks is an arbitrary timeline — trust yourself and your body and hopefully your little babe comes before that induction. If not I pray all goes well for you and baby regardless!!

@Laney they reason I picked to get induced was I don’t think I can make it another week idk how big he is and he’s ran out of room and was head down since 31 weeks has measured an week ahead for each week in third trimester and I can barely walk in constant pain and dilation won’t change neither would enfacement I felt guilty at first but i feel like it’s safer for me and the baby

@Dayna thank you❤️❤️

@Emily at the end of the day you gotta do what’s best for you and baby as frustrating as it is the end goal is a safe baby.

I had cervadill inserted my first pregnancy to ripen my cervix. I honestly did not even find it any sort of painful, however it did take me from being 0 to 1 cm dilated after like 10ish hours lol, I wasn’t making any progress but once I dilated I was about to get to a 10 after 24 hours! Just wanted to share my experience with you!! Goodluck🤍

I feel you. I’m 41 weeks today with a cervical ripening induction I don’t want planned for the weekend (should we get to that) and at this point I’m just leaning into my spiritual practices and carrying about my life as normally and calmly as possible hoping baby decides to interrupt at some point. I wrote a template response diverting questions to my husband for anyone who reaches out to ask when the baby is coming too to escape from that madness which has helped a lot. You’ve got this! We’ve waited nine months, what’s another week?

@Patrice you’re absolutely right thank you so much

@Andrina thank you for sharing your experience

I know the feeling is so defeating and the hormones definitely don’t help. Just remember that you will have your baby in your arms soon! I have had 2 high risk pregnancies, my first I had to be induced at 37 weeks and was sooooo upset that my plan for a natural birth was ruined, I cried for weeks. This time I am past my due date and we finally scheduled an induction as well and I am upset as I was so excited to go to term this time and yet here we are inducing again. But not letting it get to me as much this time as I am just happy to have her out and healthy! Positive thoughts coming your way! ❤️

@Brook thank you so much for sharing

Have you tried the miles circuit?

@Sarah I’ve been doing it everyday. I have been active my entire pregnancy working out a minimum of two hours a day I had to tone down the intensity in the third trimester but I have yet to stop moving.

I’m so sorry to hear that! I understand you so well as I was under the pressure of induction since 37 weeks (high risk because of GD) and I was advocating for myself until 40 weeks at every appointment to keep waiting for natural start of labor. I did the labor stimulation massage, and I believe it worked. I went to labor in 24 hours. I highly recommend you look for one in your area and do it too! You still have time. It might take you 72 hours after such a massage to go to labor. Good luck!

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I was Induced for my first child and now I always elect and PUSH for inductions. I had the most peaceful and painless birth experience . Going to hospital to induce labor is so efficient, the moment u begin to feel any pain you have someone helping you and medication readily available , going into spontaneous labor is so frightening to me I rather know when I’m going to go into labor so I can mentally prepare. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. U are walking in good health and the entire time u are there will be cared for and monitored.

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