I’m getting down to the wire here. I wish I could say that I’m in labor RIGHT NOW, so I won’t be posting for a day or two (maybe).
Thing is, with gestational diabetes, there are risks that I’m not willing to take. My OB has “taken the liberty” of scheduling a hospital induction. And my midwife (the one I’m seeing on the sly so I can have a Top Secret Homebirth (shhhh)), agrees that we should take any measure we can right now to get this show on the road.
I’ve been taking Evening Primrose Oil for the past couple weeks. Then I started some homeopathic remedies on Sunday. I’m also walking around with a makeshift maternity belt so I can get the baby into a better position. I don’t think I mentioned that I have diastasis, which causes the baby to turn “sunny side up” and NOT put pressure on my cervix.
Who knew this would end up being so complicated?
Anyway, I’m going in for a “stretch & sweep” tomorrow.
Send me all your best labor-inducing vibes, gentle readers. I really hate that we have to intervene like we do, but it really does need to be done. And I’d rather not have to do the hospital induction. Been there, done that, don’t want to do it again, thank you very much.