.Ahh today I have been for my first membrane sweep, sadly it was unsuccessful as my cervix is still too high . Thankfully this time around they are starting to do things a lot earlier and I have an appointment next week to try again .In the hope I wont go over due. With Ava no one touched me until my due date.Then as I wasn’t really dilated so they couldn’t do anything. Then left me to literally the last moment. To then they left me on an induction ward for a whole day twiddling my thumbs.
I know people are probably reading this and thinking .He will come when he will come so don’t stress about it. But it’s so hard not to stress about it. I think if my first labour wasn’t so dragged out and resulted in a c section I wouldn’t be so bad . The truth is I’m terrified of going over and it ending in a c section again.
I have been dabbling with the not so crazy ways to induce labour. I know I know what your all thinking you silly woman ! don’t worry though I haven’t been doing some of the crazy methods you read on the internet. I do suggest that if your over due never google ways to induce labour. As in a moment of madness you may try one of those crazy ways. I know last time I did think about it but thankfully decided against them.
I have however been making sure I’m active as this is meant to be a good way to help bring on labour, started bouncing on the good old birthing ball. Also I have been drinking Raspberry leaf tea this week. They reckon that raspberry leaf tea is meant to ripen your cervix. If I’m honest I actually like the taste of it as well and it has stopped me from drinking so much coke and tea. So that’s a good thing right !
If this sweep doesn’t work then im going to the hospital next Tuesday for another one. I will ask the question then. When will they induce me just so I am prepared. This time around though I’m not allowed a medical induced induction. As I had a Caesarean last time . But I can have a foley bulb induction . This is basically when they insert a deflated balloon into your cervix. Once its in your womb they inflate this balloon. Which then puts pressure on your cervix and encourages it to dilate. I was never offered this with Ava .but I actually like the idea of it more than using a drug or a gel to induce labour.
I do hope that it doesn’t come round to induction but I would rather have a successful induction than have another c section . I will keep you updated with any progression, My due date is December 5th so we will see when he makes his appearance.