According to what I've been told, the difference between active and false labor is that "active labor" is defined as contractions that change the cervix. Does that mean I've been in "active labor" for over 12 weeks?
Today I found out I am dilated to 6 cm. I'm having contractions every 10-15 minutes. As usual, the prognosis is any day now ...
But because I'm so far dilated, the OB is getting nervous. I need to be on IV antibiotics to help Heidi prevent GBS sepsis; and we won't have time if I'm already at 6 cm--in fact, I might not even have time to get to the hospital for delivery at all.
So, she wants me to be induced no later than Saturday which is the same date we had scheduled before--at 37 weeks and 1 day. Sigh. I wish I didn't have to rush Heidi's entrance, but I'd rather give her one less week than risk delivering in the car or having a repeat of GBS like we had with Brynn. In fact, 1 out of 5 babies that get GBS die. If we hadn't already been in the hospital with Brynn at the time the infection flared up, she surely would have been one of those who were lost. I shudder at the thought.
So, 37 weeks and 1 day it is. That is, if Heidi doesn't decide to come on her own before then.
The GREAT news is, as long as I can wait 5 more hours, Matt will be home from UT for GOOD until we move. So he'll definitely make the delivery. HOORAY!
Lastly, we hope Heidi waits 5 more hours so our girls won't share a birthday! Yes, today is Brynn's birthday. We'll celebrate tomorrow when Matt comes home and can join us. Stay tuned!
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