Week 40 – Day 5

40+5. The average day that first babies are born. But this is no average baby is it. I had some pains last night, at 2 am and then again at 6, but they are most likely false contractions as they didn’t last, and went away fairly quickly. Looks like membrane sweep tomorrow is happening.

Yesterday she was a lot quieter than usual in there and I decided to call in just for a check. The risks go up the more over due you are. Anyway, it all looks good in there still, and while I was in they did a quick internal examination… to find that my cervix has progressed absolutely zero! Joy oh joy. This means that most likely the sweep tomorrow won’t be possible, as they won’t actually be able to get up there, and it’ll probably be more painful as well.

I spend so much time reading about different methods and ways of induction. None of them are ideal, as technically you’re forcing the body to do something it’s not naturally ready for. And although there’s a lot of good information out there, it’s all based on statistics of a very small sample of people who might have totally different circumstances from me. So how are you supposed to make a choice at all? Either way I booked in for a balloon induction on Friday, rather then potentially going for another sweep. Can still change it, but the appointment is there either way. Again, none of it is guaranteed to succeed… but oh well.

Spoke to Cris as well which was quite reassuring, as she mentioned that whatever way it goes, it won’t matter in the slightest once she’s here. Just need to repeat that to myself as much as possible! And try to go with the flow until then.


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