Aug 13, 2014
So we went into the hospital Sunday night to start my induction. They inverted a balloon catheter overnight. The next morning the Dr said I was about 3 cm. They started pitocin as his head was still very high. The other doctor came in around 11:30 and said I was only 3 at the front of my cervix. At the back I was still just 1 cm. Needless to say, I was devastated! He gave us the option of continuing the induction, possibly until the next day or to go home and see if labor started on its own. We chose option two as option one brought a hifh risk of c section.
So we went home without baby Xavier. I had cramping and contractions the whole night. By 4 in the morning they were 5-7 min apart. We had a Dr's appointment at 9:45 by which time they were 3-5 min apart. The Dr checked me and said I was a full 3cm all the way through and that I might be in early labor. She sent us home with instructions to go strait to L&D if things picked up. By around 2:00 the contractions were 2 min apart and I told DH we should head up. He suggested that I lie down for a little while first and see if they continued before we made the trip. Well, they... stopped almost completely once I laid down. :( They would pick back up if I was walking or sitting on the ball but not as much as they were at the 2:00 point. By bedtime they weren't even timeable and a was able to sleep through the night.
So far today, I've had nothing timeable. We have a second induction scheduled for Friday, my due date. Since I'm starting at at least 3 cm, this time 'should' work.
In the mean time, I'm trying everything I can to get labor to start on its own. I need the baby's head to come down and I need to dilate. I'm eating pineapple, walking as much as I can and BDing as long as I'm not contracting. Any other suggestions are welcome!!