So according to my Dr. I am officially two weeks away from said due date. Agh! We went to our Dr.'s appointment today and the head is still down, blood pressures still good...then he checked my cervix. Hello! Why didn't anyone tell me your cervix is basically in your throat....omg....that was uncomfortable and seemed entirely too far up there!
As of right now my cervix is not co-operating. Apparently it hasn't "turned" so there's no exit route for my little guy just yet. My problem now is that next week we will be making a plan. A plan is normally music to my ears, but a plan more than likely means induction at this point and I'd just rather let it happen naturally.
My Dr. has agreed to let me go a week overdue if everything is alright. We would do an ultra sound to make sure the baby isn't getting too big and that there's still enough fluid. I feel like if my cervix still isn't facing the right direction next week then I'm more than likely going to end up having to be induced and would just like to get the scheduling over with. Why am I so sure about this? Well, both Michael and I were close to a month over due as babies ourselves so the odds are against us. So, I'd really like to see some progress happening next week in order to have any hope of not being induced so Michael and I have made our own plan to try and help things along.
After doing a little bit of research I've found a few options I'd like to try. Apparently there are some food options available that can help progress things such as Red Raspberry Leaf tea, pineapple and spicy food. Also I've read that a warm bath can help relax things as well. And then of course as my Dr. mentioned the the thing we did to get into this situation can also help us get out.
So tonight.......spicy food for dinner, pineapple for dessert, a warm bath with a relaxing cup of raspberry tea followed by some....well....the last piece of advice although it's seriously the last thing I want to do at this point. (TMI? Sorry!)
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