I am worried because my induction date is approaching in about a week. I have already had 2 failed inductions last week at 39 weeks. I was on PIT and had great contractions every 2-3 minutes but still didn't dilate more than a finger tip and got up to 70% effaced. We decided to give her more time and see what would happen. At my 40 wk visit the doc checked me and this time I wasn't even a finger tip anymore and made no progress in effacing. The doc told me to schedule another induction date during my 41th week because they are worried about her getting to big, they already think she is 9 lbs. I really want to have her vaginally but am worried she won't come on her own and that the PIT won't work again and they will have to take her next Fri. via c section something I really didn't want to go through. She's not engaged yet and I'm trying to stay relaxed but I'm worried that my body is not preparing itself for labor. Any advice?Answer Question
Answer by LisaPisa at 9:58 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by sweetmoonem at 9:59 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
First of all, your body will not produce a child too big to birth. i don't care how many women were told the baby was just too big, that is a load of crap barring any special medical circumstances. Also, dilation does not mean anything until you go into labor. For example, "Susie" is dilated to 2 one week, the next week she is at 1, the week after that she is at 3, then goes into labor the week after that. You can go up, down, none of it matters until you are truly in labor. Does that make any sense? I say give it some time, she will come when she is ready!
Answer by ArmyMom2oneboy at 10:01 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
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