Tanya - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am 38 weeks pregnant now, Due sept 21 but I am so done.
I have been contracting on and off for about 2 weeks now. There is no pain, just huge discomfort and moreso at night when they seem to pick up the most.
My biggest issue now is that my poor feet and ankles are swollen. I now walk around on balloons as they are so swollen. Midwife is not worried because my BP is normal and baby's HR is normal too.
I am trying to keep my feet up to reduce the swelling but that is kinda hard with a toddler running around.
Because we are planning a home water birth I do not want to be induced ( I would have to go to the hospital then) and because everything is normal there is no real reason to induce either.
We have tried all the at home inducing methods we could think of ... Sex, Nipple Stimulation, Spicy Food, Rasberry Leaf Tea, Walking Castor Oil with Baking Soda and Orange Juice (didn't even give me the runs like it said it would), Pineapple
Is there ANYTHING else I can try? My midwife said I can try all I want and see what happens. She said baby is down and ready to come out, just not wanting to budge ... I even read the baby eviction notice to no avail ....