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Can someone help please ?

Ok I am 38 weeks and pregnant with baby boy number 3 4th baby.... I am currently 2cm dilated, 50% effaced and -3... I have been walking when I can and it's not raining...Sex, when I can and even doing Evening Primrose Oil both orally and vaginally.... I am so miserable right now... Not your normal pregnancy miserable... I have a herniated disc that is very bad... It's so bad that my spine Dr. has told me that I need to be induced because the bigger he gets the more pressure he is putting on my back and it could potentially cause me to lose the left side function of my body.. ( I have had large babies. DS#1 9lbs 8oz DD#2 8lbs 13oz DS#3 8lbs 8oz) I had an ultrasound at 36 weeks to determine if he was head down and estimated weight because I am a plus size girl and my OB is unable to tell by "palpatating" my belly where he's at.. He is head down and at 36 weeks he was estimated to be 6lbs 3oz.... His kidney is dilated (not sure which one).. They can't do anything until he's born... So I am electing not to have the level 2 ultrasound my OB wants me to have because all they're going to do is tell me "yes it's still dilated" or "no it's fine"... I will let my pediatrician order the ultrasound when he's born... Anyway, is there anything I can try and do to get something going so he'll come ? I am so worried if he's in there much longer I may lose the ability to care for him when he's born ... As stated above, my spine Dr. has told my OB to induce me, but she doesn't feel that's a need to induce me...
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175665 tn?1306459024
Have you tried castor oil and a warm bath? My friend did that and within 5 minutes in the bath she could tell something was going on. When she left L&D that afternoon she was at 1cm, went back in at a 4.
1654446 tn?1301971330
I tried that with my DD and all it got me was diarhea and the worst stomach ache ever. And that is really not safe. It can cause harm to the baby and make the baby have a bowel movement in utero...
1537569 tn?1334808262
I would say walking and sex is the best plan. I don't understand if you are over weight have you not been told to lose weight that will stop the pushing on the spine. I would  say the doc knows best for baby. Hope all goes well.
1035252 tn?1427227833
I would consider the induction....your OB doesn't specialize in spine disorders and if your spine dr thinks there's a serious risk, you really want to carefully consider his/her opinion. You're far enough along and you've had enough babies that you're highly unlikely to have a problem with an induction and it may help reduce the risk of your spine - baby is most likely fully cooked at this point, and what are your babies going to do if you end up paralyzed?

just food for thought :-).

Not much you can do after several babies I'm sure you know labor happens when it wants to without medical intervention and you're right castor oil is NOT safe...some midwives and very few OBs still recommend it, but it carries a lot of risks.

I don't really know what to advise other than what you're already doing- walking and sex, but I would consider again what your spine dr said...that is, after all, what he/she does and will know better about that kind of thing than your OB.

hang in there...soon it will be over either way and you'll have your new little bundle...I love labor and delivery it's so exciting! please update us soon :-).
1654446 tn?1301971330
It's kind of hard to lose the weight that you need to when your confined to bed most of the time in pain......

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