38 week doctor appointment

These doctor appointments are getting boring – in and out! This one was on Thursday, Dec. 10th–one day from being 39 weeks.

Weight: 146.4
Blood pressure: 116/72
Fetal heart rate: 145
Fundal height: 37 (was 34 last week….. hmm)

She made sure he was in head down position and then guessed he’ll be in the low 7 pound weight range. Lil boy! 🙂

She’s hoping I won’t have to come in next week and that I go into labor by then instead, but if not… they’ll do an internal check next week and see what the cervix is up to. She mentioned they don’t like us to go much more than a week past our due date. I didn’t say anything, but at my first visit at their clinic the midwife told me 2 weeks. And believe me, I’ll push for the 2 weeks. It’s not that I wouldn’t be ready, I just really don’t want to be induced!

What can I do to help start labor naturally? Sex and nipple stimulation… doctor’s orders! She told me not to try castor oil because all it’ll do is make me poop a lot and that won’t be good for anyone. Haha, point taken!! Sorry for TMI 😉

I came home and told Steve the doctor’s orders and he got a big smile out of that one.

In disbelief that I’m due in a week. Next appt (if needed!): Thursday, Dec 17 at 11:30am.

6 comments to 38 week doctor appointment

  • Rachel

    ….can’t help with the sex and nipple thing, sorry. It was nice to get a visual of you pooping too much though. Tell Steve to get you some Chinese food…that oughta induce something!!!

    I heart you.


    Baby Dickey Reply:

    hahaha. I heart you too, Rachel!!


  • Caster Oil actually clears your bowls just like your body naturally does in early labor. So your body thinks its ready and goes into labor. It doesn’t work all the time, and your body has to be basically ready for labor anyway, but it is a good thing if you don’t want to be induced with pitocin or prostoglandins.

    Sex is the best thing, as is nipple stimulation. Make sure to drink lots of water and rest as much as you can before the big show. And just know that even if you try every natural induction method, you won’t go into labor unless your body is ready. Nothing can help that.

    Good luck hun!!


    Baby Dickey Reply:

    Yea, my OB said it most likely wouldn’t work (although it can sometimes)… I think we’ll stick with the other options. Until I’m really desperate I suppose, haha.

    Thank you!


  • Stephanie

    Hi. Just stopping by from Community of Mom. BEST of LUCK on your pregnancy!! 🙂


    Baby Dickey Reply:

    Thank you! 🙂


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