So Done!! Any advice?

Tanya - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

162

9

26

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 ....

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Jessica - posted on 09/09/2010

95

26

11

Feelin ya! The best thing you can do is walk. I know I wake up about 3 times a night and my feet feel like they should be on an 80 year old. I'm full of fluid and everyone keeps asking/saying this is the day (everyday!) errrr...... walk walk walk as the Lord gives you patience

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

1 Comment

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms