Sigh, so my last appointment OB checked me and I'm 1cm (fingertip). I've been having lots of prodromal labor, mostly at night, but it seems it hasn't really helped me along. I'm trying for a VBAC, I cannot be induced. My doctor informed that he will be gone from the 13th on, because of some event with his son. My due date is the 8th. He told me if I wait and end up going into labor on the 13th and on, I will probably end up with a c-section because his colleagues do not do VBACs, since the hospital requires them to be on call/watch me closely during labor. I obviously do not want a c-section or I wouldn't be trying for a VBAC. He offered to break my water on my due date, which he said 85% of the time will put mom into labor. I've never had that done, I was induced with my first at 41 weeks, my 2nd came at 34 weeks after a failed induction due to pre-e (waters were broken, I was given cervadil and pit but it did nothing).
I feel like I'm between such a rock and a hard place because my first came so late, this one will likely be at least after my due date too. Right now I'm trying a lot of things to get labor started myself (walking, nipple stimulation, sex), but I am just so worried I'm going to end up with a CS despite all my efforts If I can get myself dilated more next week he will sweep my membranes, gosh I hope that works. WWYD in my situation? I feel it's WAY too late to change OBs (like someone on another board suggested), I also worry about the risk of uterine rupture if I refuse a c-section and the dr's don't want to watch me closely. All I can say at this point is eff pre-e, because it was the reason I had to have a c-section last time