Jennifer - posted on 08/22/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I am 38 weeks 4 days along. I have had a somewhat complicated pregnancy and have went into pre-term labor multiple times. The last time I went into pre-term labor was at 35 weeks and I only dialated 1cm, 50% effaces and baby station +1 before the contractions stopped progressing me. The doctor told me I would never make it to my due date, and yet I am only 1 week and 3 days away from then.
I am so uncomfortable and constantly in pain. I can't sleep or eat or seem to do anything to make myself feel better. I am also experiencing some depressions due to all of this. I can't take it anymore. I was more than ready three and a half weeks ago, and now nothing is happening. My doctor has only said that we will talk about induction after my due date, but I don't know if I can make it that far. I am so frustrated with myself and my inability to cope with these last couple weeks. I feel like such a whiner, but I know my limits. And I am stretched so far beyond my physical and emotional limits right now.
I have tried walking, the exercise ball, etc. and nothing seems to be doing the trick. I want to ask my doctor to induce me, but I don't know if he will do it. And I KNOW that it is better for the baby to stay in as long as possible. I have heard it over and over. To be quite honest, I don't need to hear it again. So if you could, please refrain. Thank you.
I am losing the rest and nutrition that this child and I live off of and I don't think that is exactly safe either. I need some kind of advice as to what to do to help alleviate the discomfort, move things along, or get my doctor to give me a little help getting things going. I am at my wits end right now.
Is anyone else at this point right now? I feel so alone in my pathetic misery. Any advice is welcome. I am just looking for some support and need to know that I'm not losing my mind. Lol!