For those of you who dont know me, here's a condensed backstory on the pregnancy thus far:
Was seeing a midwife, had bleeding at 21 weeks due to a small quarter sized abruption, which subsequently healed shortly after. Was transferred to an OB for care, started monitoring once a week (Non-stress tests and fluid checks). Baby looks, and has always looked fantastic. Growing great, no signs of distress or placental weakness. Transferred back to midwives at about 30 weeks as his condition is so good, but still continuing monitoring weekly as a precaution.
Anyway I'm 38 weeks now, awaiting my next appointment on Monday. At my last appointment (the big 37 week) The midwife said their OB consultant still recommends the induction, (the explanation given to me is that because of the abruption in the beginning, even though I don't still have it, my placenta has a slightly higher chance of 'shutting down' later in pregnancy. She said this could happen to any pregnancy but mine has slightly more potential apparently). I told her I felt like the baby was coming soon and I said no, that I wanted to put the discussion off until our next appointment. She checked my cervix and found that I'm 3 to 4 cm dialated and his head is engaged. After my cervical check I had more prelabor signs; mucous, increased cramping and braxton hicks, and as the week has gone on even more, pain in my cervix from the baby pressing down, lower back pain, swelling in my hands. Last night I though I was going to go into labor. I had strong pain in my lower back, long braxton hicks contractions, frequent soft bowel movements, pressure and tightness in my uterus. I was so excited! I went to bed late and this morning, nothing. I was really hoping the baby might come before my next appointment because I feel confused about this induction and don't know what I'm going to say when they talk to me about it.
Anyway, that's my dilemma. He feels so close. I'm having prelabor all over the place. But the mucous has stopped, no bloody show, no real contractions. It seems like every night when I lay down the baby not only moves less but I always wake up with no symptoms like it never happened! I'm going crazy. I'm drinking red rasberry leaf tea, taking primrose oil, walking, tried nipple stimulation. More pre labor but nothing beyond it. So tomorrow at my appointment theyll ask me about induction again because they think it's a good precaution. But I feel like I'm so close! I just don't know what to say!