So I had contrax all day when I was 36w3d. They had to stop them, and not sure if it was going to work, DH came home from the rig a week early.They stopped.
His normal schedule is 3 wks on 3 wks off. He was scheduled to come home the 4th and take off 4 wks, and then go back. Well he came home a week before that and so now his 4 wks takes him to June 24th---3 days after my EDD. He can try to take 5-7 more days off (they only travel out there on certain days), but its a matter of pay. We do have some money saved, but I dont want to stretch it.
I had DS at 39 w 2 d. Went into labor on my own. When I did, they gave me a little pit to get things going stronger. Well then DS's HR went down and they stopped it and let me go on my own. I didnt want to rush anything, but I really want DH home for 1-2 wks after i have DD. I will have my mom here for 12 days, but thats it. Then DH goes back to work for 3 wks, and I am alone with 2 kids (no family around).
My OB offered to induce me at 39w2d if I want. I REALLY dont want to mess with nature, but I also REALLY want DH home for a little after she is born. If they induce me it'll be on the 16th, and he'll be home a total of 8 days, and that includes my hospital stay.
would you go for the induction, or wait and hope baby comes the same time as last time??
FWIW I have dilated from a fingertip and 80% last week to 1-2 this week...I know that doesnt mean much. I am having contrax on and off and lots of pressure. I am also planning on trying reflexology to see if it works (the therapist here has had 35 sucessful inductions.)