Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pregnancy Journal: 41 weeks and Counting

Today I had my last prenatal appointment at my birthing center.  There's been almost no change since my last appointment.  My cervix is high and thick.  The baby has moved back up, so the midwife could no longer touch her head.  I have tried every "trick" I know to get the process started, but nothing is helping.  I am feeling stressed. 

On Monday, (if the baby has not arrived on her own) we'll take the hour and 15 minute drive to meet with an OB.  She'll be conducting a few tests: non-stress and ultrasound.  Then, she'll make the decision if I need to be induced right away or if I can go x amount of days longer.  If she allows me to go longer and I don't go on my own during that time period, I'll have to go back for a second non-stress test.  Since my body is not progressing, I am preparing myself for yet another hospital induction type birth.  This is not the route I wanted to take this time.  I do not like the thought of being delivered by a doctor that I have no relationship with.  Still praying baby will appear on her own in the next couple of days.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Praying Cara!!! Father, let this babe come Your way and in Your time!

MommyWise said...

Good luck! I can't wait to see pictures... I can't believe it's time already!

MommyWise said...

Oh yeah... Hi again.. I think I'm about to join the world again :-)