I am 40 weeks in 2 days time (Tuesday), I have my next midwife appointment Wednesday. At my appt last wednesday I was 1-2cm dilated, almost full effaced and bub is all the way engaged. I've had two 'false labours' one was a week ago which was 15 hrs of contractions and then one was 2 days ago, about 4 hrs of contractions, then both eased off.
I know the hospital I'm going to don't like you to go over 40+ 10 and am starting to think about this. I really don't want an induction for the reasons of the cascade of intervention, harder labour, plus increased risk of jaundice that this brings as our bub potentially is at a higher risk anyway due to a genetic chromosomal linked disease (g6pd).
For those that have had to be induced due to post dates, was your cervix favourable at all prior to your due date? I was happy as I thought my stretch and sweep last week would work as my cervix was favourable but I'm starting to think ill be pregnant forever lol.
Any advice appreciated