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#1 mummaorange

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

i'm 41 weeks 1 day- i am vbac. My ob is happy for me to go to 42 weeks and has then said i will need a csec (csec, vbac, csec) i have had attempted S&S for 4 weeks and my cervix while open on the outside the inside is still closed and quite far back

i have 7 days to get this big ole baby to come on her own but she just isnt! i am not uncomfy or over it,  but know it is getting unsafe for her to be in there (placenta has small amounts of calcification)

Dates are 100% so no chance of them being off....

i have been walking, sitting only on exercise ball, having lots of sex, nipple stim..... spicy foods.... driving over alot of speed bumps daily...

does clary sage oil work ? i just read something about that...

also even if i am not dilated at all at my 42 week appt, could they just hook me up to pitocin and get me contracting and see how i went for a few hours? (totally forgot to ask her this yesterday!)

Thanks everyone original.gif

Edited by mummaorange, 05 April 2012 - 02:04 PM.

#2 ally0812

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

drink castor oil? a liter should do it:) bounce on trampoline? but this didnt work for me... neither did  pineapple, spicy food, gardening, walking all day.... def try drinking castor oil gross as it is

#3 Katie_bella

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

Fit ball bouncing, pineapple, rasberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil (orally), pressure points on my ankles.....but pretty sure it was the stretch and sweep that did it happy.gif

#4 Chelara

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

It is up to your Ob whether they'll give you the synto, mine won't. Higher chance of uterine rupture. They will break the waters to get things started though. At least you get the chance to go to 42 weeks I will be lucky o be allowed to 41 weeks. I hope your labour starts really soon. Fingers crossed for you that it all works out.

#5 mummaorange

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

oh yes forgot to add have been taking raspberry leaf for 5 weeks..... if my cervix is closed they can't break my waters so that obv sucks!!!

#6 Lokum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE (mummaorange @ 05/04/2012, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
also even if i am not dilated at all at my 42 week appt, could they just hook me up to pitocin and get me contracting and see how i went for a few hours? (totally forgot to ask her this yesterday!)

Thanks everyone original.gif

Doubt it. It's contraindicated for previous c/s/ people. I think it's supposed to increase the risk of uterine rupture to try to artificially get you to contract... cos you never know how fast or how pwerfully you're going to respond to the hormone.

#7 bubzillaiscoming

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

I'm ina similar boat OP (although a few weeks off) my OB won't let me go past 41 weeks, and any kind of synthetic hormone is a no no for VBAC! As an earlier poster said, it can increase the chance of rupture. If you're somewhat dilated at 42 weeks they could try breaking your waters/sweeping, but it sounds like you're all closed up in which case, they won't try. The only other thing I could suggest would be chinese medicine - personally I am not a fan (although currently using it to try to turn breech bub) but I have heard there are some herbs and so on that can prep you for labour.

Good luck!

#8 Marchioness Flea

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Castor oil gives you the runs and I don't think it's a good idea to use it. I'd ask my OB for advice before trying that.

#9 mummaorange

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

i was given pitocin with my last birth though which was induced. and i had had 1 csec and one vbac prior to that?

just ended in emerg csec but nothing to do with uterine rupture etc.

ob has said no way to castor oil- she said the bad things that happen in vbac in her experiences have majority of the time been with those who have used castor oil.

the last thing on her list is sitting in the bath and using breastpump intermittently. so that is the plan for this evening LOL

#10 Marchioness Flea

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

Oh sounds like a fun night in! Lol, good luck.

#11 Onyx

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Clary sage didnt work for me, I was given two lots of gel and my waters were broken. First attempt my OB couldn't, second time two hours later he could.

Hope bubs arrives for you soon original.gif

#12 Chelara

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

Mummaorange you'll have to ask them directly about the drip. I did ask the midwives at my hospital they said one Ob will allow a very small amount, my Ob said if they can't break the waters it's straight off for a csection. I don't think it is ruled out but depends on your Ob.

#13 podg

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

I had an induction with a catheter (foley's) thru my cervix and a balloon blown up which got me a few cms dilated. Then they could break my waters... worth asking?

Also a good acupuncturist if you like/have access to that sort of thing.

#14 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Acupuncture worked for me.

#15 Guest_BessMarvin_*

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:01 PM


Edited by BessMarvin, 12 April 2012 - 08:38 PM.

#16 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:03 PM


And I tried everything including the oil, clary sage and every other thing anyone had ever said might help.

My waters broke about 5 hours after my Ob said conditions weren't favourable for a S&S, but I ended with an emergency c/s anyway.

Good luck original.gif

#17 FurryTongue

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

I wasn't overdue for either of my pregnancies but really wanted my babies to be born before a hoard of my DH rellies arrived. Both times the night before their due dates I kept talking to them and telling them it was time to come out. Popped out babies the next day...coincidence? possibly but I do believe in the power of the mind. I was desperate to have these children before everyone arrived!
Goodluck and enjoy your last part of your pregnancy!

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