Hello, hello. I am currently 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant. So far, I
am 2 cm dilated and 70-80% effaced. I have had a membrane sweep twice
already, and the first time, contractions started, lasted about 2 days,
then stopped. The second sweep, which was yesterday, only caused
cramping and spotting. Both times, though, the OBGYN said she could feel
the baby's head. He's dropped and head down, ready to go.
My boyfriend and I decided to try and get things going by being intimate, but so far, it's only caused a little more cramping.
I have had no complications this pregnancy(back around 18 weeks, they
thought there was an issue, but it turned out to be incompetence with
the ultrasound tech), and according to the ultrasounds I've had, baby is
only measuring 2-3 days behind schedule(he's on the small side).
I was just wondering if there was a good way to perhaps get things
moving a little quicker? My OBGYN used to be supportive of a vaginal
birth, but is now insisting I have a C-section. I do NOT want to go
through that pain and suffering again. I had one with my
first(unnecessary) and had complications afterwards. So anything to
avoid having a repeat section would be lovely.
Should I ask to be induced with pitocin? Or perhaps have my water broken
by a doc? I'm kind of at my wit's end, and I'm a bit stressed about the
whole being forced into a C-section thing. Any suggestions would be