Ok, I'm at that point of the pregnancy where I'm as big as I can get. I'm not sleeping well. I'm not eating well. I'm not breathing well. I'm ready to have this baby! I've shared with you before that I've previously been induced at 38 weeks. Actually, Twinkle Toes was really induced at 37 weeks since they moved her due date up a week according to her big size and then induced me at 38 weeks (she was still over 8 lbs). I cook babies fast, I just don't know how to go into labor on my own. When I went to the doctor on Monday she said I was 50% effaced and dilated to a 3. I'm hoping this time I can go into labor on my own, outside of the hospital.
Do you have any hints for me? What is it you all know that I don't? I know I'm not going to try anything radical like castor oil. I can't even swallow Nyquil, so I'm not even going there. Have any of you tried any less extreme methods with success? I don't want to force this baby out before he's ready, but maybe just give him a little nudge. What are your thoughts?
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.