I'm 41.2 today and had an appt with my midwife yesterday. I asked for an internal and am 0cm and 70-80% effaced. I know you can go from 0 to fully dilated quickly and am not too concerned about that now. I was at first and was discouraged but after speaking to my midwife she reminded me of this and talked me off my emotional ledge.
Anyways, that being said, I have another appt on Monday and she has given me the option to decide if I want a folley inserted or not as I'm getting close to the time restraints for the birthing center. I'm worried that if I choose the folley that will lead to other medical interventions and ultimately not allow me to have a natural birth. You know how in programs they talk about the snowball effect for interventions?
Has anyone had experienced with having a folley and natural births that can offer insight?