Rate my Bishops Score!(7 Posts)
Disclaimer - I know you're not all psychic, but I'm getting desperate here!
Yesterday at 40+8 I had my 3rd sweep. Cervix still firm and long, just 1 cm dilated, baby at -2 = score was just 3 .
Due in for induction on Monday. Assuming nothing changes (I firmly believe it won't, this baby was totally unfazed by having her head tickled / tilted), I think it highly likely that I'm destined for the drip - and / or, eventually, EMCS.
Can anyone give me hope that a little bit of gel just might do the trick?!
Try inserting starflower caps into your vagina morning and night. Can help ripen your cervix. Put the breast pump on every couple hours too. Helps release oxytocin
You don't have to be induced either.
As I write I'm hoping things have changed for you overnight...
If they haven't then how things go on Monday may, to some extent, be affected by whether this is your first baby?
If it is your first then it will probably take a little longer... but if the first set of gels don't work, don't let them rush you into having the drip / breaking your waters. Ask for a second set and for lots of time to go wondering round.
I've been booked for induction 3 times... my first time doesn't offer you much hope, but I didn't have a c-section and did end up with an amazing daughter.
My second, however, can offer you that glimmer of hope I believe -
they put the gels on (I was about 2cm dilated and had been for weeks, even after 4 sweeps, oil of evening primrose etc etc), I started contracting immediately.
I went for a walk in the park, had a sandwich, went back to the hospital after a few hours where my waters broke by themselves (much whooping and cheering). My second DD was born just over an hour later, about 4 hours after the gels were applied.
So enjoy your weekend as much as you can, and I hope the gels give you the prod you need.
Let us know how you get on!
Hi i had a bishops score of 3 on tuesday, doctor couldn't even reach my cervix! Was told to see commumity midwife yesterday for a vaginal exam and then back next tuesday for s&s. They thought it highly likely i would need to be induced. Anyway, on a more positive note, went into labour early hours thursday morning and baby born at 1.43pm thursday afternoon. So you still have time, if you haven't already. Good luck!
I was given a sweep with DD at 40+8. I had to stop the mw as it was too painful and she said it didn't look like my cervix was getting ready at all.
The next day my waters broke, DD came the day after. I honestly think it can happen out of the blue.
I hope you aren't waiting too much longer.
Thank you so much everyone. I am still waiting but I think I lost some of my plug today - although it was completely blood-free.
It is my first, but I will heed your advice and refuse to let them rush me into anything if I do have to keep my appt on Mon.
Congrats clairelou, how lovely! Despite being massively jealous I'm delighted for you!
Update: I went into labour on Sun at 8am (sex really does work if you're ready!), and went in about 4.30pm. Unfortunately I had a long, difficult latent stage: baby had turned back to back since last sweep, and was presenting really awkwardly - a temple and an ear and she was all twisted. Had epidural after 22 hours which didn't work very well and after top ups the doc examined me after 36 hours: only 5cm dilated :-o
He decided then on EMCS and thank the lord he did. Baby was apparently virtually transverse and I lost 1200ml of blood. He said I would never have delivered normally.
Happily though, she is doing brilliantly now and we're coming home this afternoon. She's totally gorgeous and I've already forgotten a lot of the pain!
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