(Closed) Need the baby to drop! (Ways to self-start labor?)

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
4098 posts
Honey bee

I just want to point out, as someone who just went through this talk and research with my OB, you are not “highly likely” to have a cord prolapse. With breech, transverse, and babies who are not engaged, if your water were to break (which is uncommon to have happen before any contractions), there is a highER chance of a cord prolapse. This does not mean there’s a high or even a good chance of it happening, just that the risk is elevated, but the liklihood is still low. My doctor didn’t even mention it as a worry when my baby was breech and just said I could keep doing exercises to turn her and if I go into labor and she’s still not in the correct position, then that is the appropriate time to discuss c sections. Since your doctor seems to be pushing based on the baby’s size, not engagement, it’s probably a moot point, but I had to say something since I don’t think it’s right to scare a pregnant woman with an exaggeration. 

Post # 32
9800 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you schedule an appointment with a different OB to get a second opinion?  I would do that and also speak with your OB.

I would still talk to your OB, what are her reasons for not trying an induction first?  If if you do a c section- why does it have to be at 39 weeks?  Why can’t she wait until you go into labor on your own?  Or at 41 weeks if you have not went into labor?  I would not schedule one yet but I would hear her reasons and then get a second opinion.

No one can force you to do anything.

You could try some activites to get baby engaged, are they not engaged yet?


Post # 33
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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Choreographer82:   I’m surprised your doc is pishing because of size and just that baby hasn’t dropprd yet. My son hadn’t dropped when I was at my 39 week appointment and he was born three days later… He actually hadon’t completely dropped either when I was admitted and I laboured naturally until pushing (he was born by vacuum assistance because he was ROT). My OB had told me it was normal for some babies to drop early and others to drop right around labour.


I would talk to your doctor and really express your concerns because you need to feel comfortable. 

Post # 35
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Update? How did delivery go?

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