Today I am 40+4.
I just had the follow up appointment with my midwife after my failed induction last week.
The baby hasn’t come naturally but I did get a couple of semi-painful contractions the other night that completely disappeared after 30mins. Also my blood sugar levels have been great which my diabetic educator informed me generally happens this late in pregnancy and is a good sign of my body getting ready to give birth.
I have been trying EVERYTHING to go into spontaneous labour. I have even been bathing in Clary Sage oil every night and rubbing it on my pressure points. It hasn’t put me into labour but it has massively increased my colostrum. Yesterday I was able to hand express 15mls!
So the plan moving forward:
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday 27th) I will be admitted on to the maternity ward where I will again have the Cervidil tape inserted. I will then spend the day and evening on the maternity ward.
Early Wednesday morning (28th) they will take me to the birth suite. And if the Cervidil tape actually works this time and my body does what it is meant to the midwife will break my waters and start the induction process.
I will try give another update when I am bored tomorrow hanging out in my room on the maternity ward. Otherwise my next post will hopefully be a birth announcement.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me!