Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Castor Oil

So here I am still pregnant. I am ready to not be at this point. I hear a lot of things from people about their pregnancies and almost everyone has told me you get to that point. The point where you are ready to not be pregnant anymore.  I am there. This morning I thought I had started labor- but it did not progress.

We went to the doctor this afternoon and he said I was having some good old Braxton Hicks. He said- what do you want to do? Do you want to be induced? Do you want to wait? Now keep in mind my mom is here for the birth of our child and she flies back to Texas on Sunday. I feel the time ticking away. So, what to do? The doctor said the baby is ready ( I am 90% effaced and at 0 station)  and up for anything. We agreed to see what happens in the next couple of days and revisit him on Monday if nothing has happened.

He did give me one option. Castor Oil. I told him about the cupcake and it made him laugh really hard. He said none of that stuff works. But castor oil has worked for hundreds of his patients. He said if I wanted to try to induce labor this was the best way. Drink 4-5 ounces of castor oil mixed with orange juice in the morning. Apparently, this means I will spend about an hour in the bathroom clearing out my bowels. The good news that clearing usually then leads to the uterus being stimulated into labor. He told me he has surgery tomorrow until noon- so to try it in the morning if I want to do it and I should give birth by tomorrow night.

Interesting I know. But, is this really how I want my child to come into this world? I may need to think on this. I hope to go into labor tonight or tomorrow morning on my own before this decision would even need to be made. What to do, what to do.....

Once again, I will keep you posted. :)

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