Melissa - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
So I'm 38 weeks and I've been pretty desperate to get this baby out. I'm set to be induced this next coming Wednesday but I really want to be able to go into labor on my own. I was induced with my last at 37 1/2 weeks because of a diseased gallbladder and it was a horrible experience. I ended of getting a fever, and an infection in my uterus and the placenta abrupted. When I went in to be induced nothing had started to change on my cervix and I most definitely was not dilated. This time though I am now 3cm dilated and about 75% effaced. I've been trying everything to get labor going. Eating pineapple, sex, spicy food, acupressure...I'll get a couple contractions and then nothing. So yesterday when I went in to get checked she stripped my membranes and I thought for sure we were going to be making a trip to the hospital in the middle of the night because of the horrible cramping and contractions but I'm still at home this am. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this done and if it has worked for them. I know it doesn't work for everyone and it might take a little time to work...I'm just anxious!!!
Thanks in advance!!!!!!!