A change of plans

At last weeks appointment my OB decided that everything was going well enough to postpone my induction. Sticky is healthy and happy, my GDM levels have been maintained at a good level and I am healthy with good blood pressure etc. Originally, because of the GDM, my OB was going to induce me at 39 weeks, but now he’s happy to let me go to 41! This is great in that Sticky has another couple of weeks to come when he/she decides to come, but it’s also bitter sweet, as in our heads we were expecting to meet our bundle of joy this week!

So now we are just getting impatient! Only 1 more week until the official due date! Come on Sticky….we can’t wait to meet you!

We are trying all the old wives tales to get things going this week:

  • Very hot curries
  • Walking
  • Clary Sage Oil
  • Raspberry Leaf Tea
  • Massages (to get that oxytocin going :-))
  • Acupuncture
  • Bouncing on the fit ball

If you have any others that you think may work, we’d be happy to hear about them. We would love to avoid an induction! We are also getting a little nervous, as K’s sister is getting married the first weekend in November, so we could potentially be going to a wedding with a 1 week old! Eeeeek!

  

4 thoughts on “A change of plans

    • oh yes…K has been doing the acupressure points on my ankles/feet – I feel so pampered! :-) I’m a bit scared of the castor oil, so may leave that one! :-/

  1. So exciting. I can’t believe it’s time already.
    Evening primrose inserted to soften cervix is a often recommended. More than massage to raise oxytocin and activate everything. Sticky will come meet you when s/he is ready. You must be so excited. Only a matter of days till you meet your little person. It really is the most amazing thing. And then the real fun stuff begins. Our wee boy is 7 weeks and I / we couldn’t be more in love with him.
    Good luck with the next bit. It’s an amazing experience.

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