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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelbel29 View Post
    I wonder if I turn up in emergency would they do a s&s?
    I doubt it
    Why would they?

    If you really want a S&S why don't you make an appointment with a private MW? Some of the cost is covered by Medicare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelbel29 View Post
    I wonder if I turn up in emergency would they do a s&s?
    No they definitely won't, they'd refer you back to your doctor/midwife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelbel29 View Post
    I wonder if I turn up in emergency would they do a s&s?
    Nope because they wouldn't know what they're doing... As a PP mentioned, they'd just refer you back to the midwives.

    ETA: I don't want to be rude by any means, but if you focused half the attention on relaxing and taking charge of your anxiety as you are worrying about your due date/trying to get people to perform invasive procedures you might actually go into labour naturally. Your anxiety is going to inhibit labour starting on its own..
    Last edited by M'LadyEm; 24-10-2014 at 22:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelbel29 View Post
    I wonder if I turn up in emergency would they do a s&s?
    It doesn't always bring on labour anyway, it didn't for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    It doesn't always bring on labour anyway, it didn't for me.
    s&s never worked for me either. I have had quite few

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    It seems to have worked for me but you need a favorable cervix for them to be able to perform a S&S.

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    Yes I was just on the phone to my friend and she told me she has 5 s&s and none worked. Some of us just have stubborn bodies

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    Hope you got to book in to see the drs OP. I just wanted to share this link not just for you but for everyone. It's quite informative.

    http://www.sarawickham.com/wp-conten...Ten-things.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoneandonlyem View Post
    The recommendation is induction at 41+3. We generally won't induce before then unless there's a clinical indication - blood pressure, early signs of pre-eclampsia in the absence of elevated blood pressure (at term), diabetes, growth restriction, maternal medical conditions etc. In the public system they won't induce at maternal request if there is no clinical reason. If baby is healthy, Mum is healthy it's safest not to. What if they did induce and you didn't dilate enough for them to break your waters? They would just send you home to try again a few days later. I can appreciate your worry, but if you can manage to control your anxiety and allow your body to relax you may find that things happen on their own. There's no point trying natural methods of induction if you're all stressed and tense. The stress hormone cortisol will override any oxytocin that's circulating your body. Find something that destresses you. A walk on the beach, a warm bath, a massage. Spend some quality time with your partner - maybe he can hop in the bath with you (if there's room) and give your neck/shoulders a rub. When you're relaxed then try some of the induction methods - nipple stimulation, intercourse (must include female orgasm, otherwise there's no point!)

    Spend some time just sitting quietly talking to your baby. Try to connect to your little one and just enjoy this time together. Hopefully your baby will come of his/her own accord without the need for an induction.
    This.

    It is best to go naturally, I don't understand why you would want to be induced if there is no medical indication? Do you have any reason to believe your baby is in danger other than "dates?" You can have an u/s to confirm placenta is still healthy, level of amniotic fluid, etc. Try requesting an u/s rather than an induction?

    Spontaneous labour or induced, stress hormones won't help you either way, take yourself off to see a psych/mental health worker about your anxiety.

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    OP, how are you going? Do you have good news?


 
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