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38 weeks

I had a very discouraging appt yesterday. I had my first exam and I am 0 cm dialated. I was praying for at least some progress. Before I was even off the table my OB was pushing me to schedule a c-section. She said she just doesn't think it's going to happen for me. Her recommendation is 40 weeks. I told her there was no way I was even considering anything before 41. I had 41 with Kyla...and all of my tests have been great. I told her I'd do daily NST's if that's what it takes but I refuse to get up on the table.

So after many tears and a ton of supportive advice I am more empowered then ever to have the birth the way that I want...the way our bodies are created. I need to stand up for the VBACing woman otherwise the options will be taken away. If everyone agrees to an elective repeat C why would they offer anything else.

I had a hot bath last night, gave in to DH and DTD, and had a long walk this morning. When I got home....I lost my mucous plug I never lost it with Kyla so finally I can say that I've gotten further in this pregnancy then I did before. Finally I can stop being discouraged and feeling like things were going to happen the same way.

Please send me some labour vibes so that I can get this started and avoid all these discouraging discussions with my OB! I feel awesome...I feel like I could be pregnant forever...unfortunately I'm on a timetable here.

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cakemaven
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Stand your ground! It can be hard to stand up to doctors telling you something that goes against what you believe, but you can do it! Sending soft/squishy/open cervix kinda thoughts your way!
tiffrobyn
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
You're having better luck then me. I'm going for a VBAC too and I have no dilation, no thinning and still have my mucous plug. *Sending good vibes your way* Could you send some back this way? I'm at the edge of defeat.

ontariogal
Sep. 18th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)

Sending oopy goopy mucous plug vibes!! We can do this!!!
katie_wagner
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
she doesn't think what's going to happen? labor? that's crazy...one way or another, your body will make sure that baby leaves!

Good luck!
magdalene156
Sep. 18th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
maybe someone should tell that doctor no one gives birth to toddlers! haha
katie_wagner
Sep. 18th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
or college students.
magdalene156
Sep. 18th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
Here is to hoping for labor to start on its own for you!
Come on baby!
betterthanthat
Sep. 18th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
you know maybe i'm just being grumpy but i don't understand why people (mainly drs) say oh that baby is never going to come on its own. umm yea ok and what did they do BEFORE c-sections?
mugsy_webb
Sep. 18th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
*sending vibes to you* Good luck and hope all goes well.
madge_pastiche
Sep. 19th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Good luck and good vibes! Stand your ground! What are you supposed to be at 38 weeks? For fuck's sake, I'm thinking I may have to wait until 42 at least...Icky OB!
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