My doctor is inducing next Tuesday. I have to check into the hospital Monday evening. I am almost 39 weeks. Baby weighs almost 8 lbs and is in position, but I am not dilating and cervix is stil thick. I have to go in Monday morning to see if my cervix has changed. If it hasn't, I have to check into the hospital Monday evening for Cervidil. Then, on Tuesday morning, my doc will start Pitocin to induce labor. While I am excited about her finally arriving, I am nervous about being induced. This is my first baby, and I have read that Pitocin can actually make labor longer and contractions worse. Any advice, encouragement, or words of enlightenment are greatly appreciated, as I am very nervous and a little scared.
I trust my doctor, and know he is doing only what he feels is best for me and this little girl. I'm just a little scared of the unknown, as I've never been through this before.
Thanks for reading and any advice, encouragement or words of enlightenment.