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Old 03-21-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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im going to have a baby next week..

went to my appt today and my blood pressure was 158/103 they made me lay down for a bit.. checked it again 164/99. Yesterday during my nst i was setting off the alarms lol that bottom number wont go under 90 and the top stays above 150. So that plus the possibility of cholestasis, they want to induce. I am scared out of my mind. My cervix is still high and closed so I go back mon to be checked again and then induction starts on tue.

I didnt dialate at all with ds until the day he was born, at 39 weeks. So im really hoping thats what happens with this baby too. I dont want to be induced

Anyone have experience with a foley bulb? She said thats how we are going to start the induction and just the thought of it makes me nervous.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: im going to have a baby next week..

You've got a week, and an unfavorable cervix, so I'd start inserting tons of EPO capsules vaginally every night! I had an unfavorable cervix and it landed me in a csection.

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You've got a week, and an unfavorable cervix, so I'd start inserting tons of EPO capsules vaginally every night! I had an unfavorable cervix and it landed me in a csection.

Labor vibes being sent and hope you have him before you have to be induced!
Ok, stupid question... Do I just buy the pills over the counter? Those can be used vaginally?
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I had a foley bulb and it wasn't bad. You do have to be dilated a little bit though for them to get it through. They inserted it in the evening and I went home and contracted for about 6 hours and then it fell out and I slept the rest of the night and came to the hospital the next day for the rest of the induction. It made me progress from a 1 to a 4. Sometimes it can put you into real labor, but for me the contractions stopped as soon as it came out, mostly bc DSs head was not engaged at all (never did, he was very poorly positioned).
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Ok, stupid question... Do I just buy the pills over the counter? Those can be used vaginally?
Yes, the ones you take by mouth you can insert vaginally as well. I'd take 2 a day by mouth and start with a bunch vaginally as well.
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Ok, stupid question... Do I just buy the pills over the counter? Those can be used vaginally?
Yes ans yes A friend got them at safeway
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DDC crashing to say the EPO suggestion is a good one. Orally and vaginally--make sure you wear a liner or a pad to bed, they're pretty messy. I usually pierce them with a pin before inserting them, and if you can reach, you can put the oil directly on your cervix, too.
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I've looked up doses, and seen as many as taking 2, three times daily, PLUS inserting 2-3 vaginally. And I have Barlean's 1300mg ones. It's what I've been doing ever since turning 38 weeks to try and kick this cervix ripening into high gear.
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Re: im going to have a baby next week..

I just got some from the store. I'm really hoping they work, anything would be great! They are 1000mg should I take 2 by mouth? Or would that be too much? And how many vaginally at night?

Thanks a ton for the suggestion!
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I've looked up doses, and seen as many as taking 2, three times daily, PLUS inserting 2-3 vaginally. And I have Barlean's 1300mg ones. It's what I've been doing ever since turning 38 weeks to try and kick this cervix ripening into high gear.
I posted before seeing this! Ok so I'll do 2 vaginally tonight and see how that goes. Then maybe 3 tomorrow.

Are there any common side effects that I should watch out for?
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