Friday, May 6, 2011

Induction Date Set!

I had a midwife appointment yesterday. She had spoken with the OB who will hopefully be delivering the babies. Here are a few key dates!

May 12: Jenn's birthday :)

May 14: I'll be 36 weeks pregnant. Toronto East General's rules state that a baby born before 36 weeks will have to go to the NICU, at least temporarily. I'm hoping to make it past that point. Another rule is that the babies need to be above 5lbs 7oz to avoid NICU time. Here's to hoping that Tuesday's ultrasound was somewhat accurate and the babies are currently around 5lbs 2oz and 4lbs 13oz! At this stage, they grow an average of 1/2 pound per week.

Week of May 16th: I can start doing some natural induction techniques to ready my body for labour (ie. acupuncture, massage pressure points)

May 19: I meet with the OB to talk about medical induction. I will be 1 day shy of 37 weeks pregnant.

May 27: The start of the medical induction process, if I haven't gone into labour on my own. I'm really hoping that it will happen naturally though. I'd prefer to avoid being confined to a bed on an IV with fluids and pitocin (the drug that is used to start labour).

We're going to have two little girls by the end of May!

1 comment:

  1. It's all coming up so soon!
    Keep us updated. :)

    P.S. My friend, Carol, is a great shiatsu therapist, if you're looking for one. She showed us some pressure points (and marked them on Jen) right before Oliver was born.