Regardless, here I am heading to the final days and starting to worry if all will go smooth. The problem with going through residency delivering about 50 babies in a high risk population is that I start to think about and worry about all the potential complications that can happen before, during, and after birth. I could list them all here but then this would become a pretty depressing read and I believe that in many cases ignorance is bliss. Better to just take things one thing at a time and worry about whatever it is if there is a need to worry about it...
So here I wait. I better start getting my overnight bag ready and getting sitters in place for who knows when I'll have to rush off to the hospital. Especially since this is my third... things may go much faster than expected.
Here is a list of things that is supposed to help one go into labor:
- Eating spicy foods or pineapple
- Walking (especially going up stairs)
- Doing the hanky panky (or nipple stimulation if sex is too uncomfortable)
- Certain teas (like rasberry leaf or cinnamon stick)
- Your physician can also strip your membrane
Well, maybe the next time I write baby will be out!