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May 19, 2010 1:27 PM Subscribe
My post-term wife is getting a foley catheter tomorrow in an attempt to increase dilation and induce labor. Advice? Experiences?
posted by siclik to health & fitness (15 answers total)
She wants very much to have an unmedicated childbirth. We have had NST and ultrasounds every few days and the little guy is extremely healthy - lots of movement and a great heartbeat.
She's 41 weeks 4 days (almost 43 weeks according to LMP), and we've decided it's time to start stimulating labor. She's about 1-2cm and 80% effaced. She had her membranes stripped yesterday, but it didn't appear to have started any regular contractions.
Before jumping to pitocin and the likes, we've decided to try the foley catheter tomorrow morning to encourage dilation. We're looking for your experiences/advice/input in regards to this medical procedure. Hoping it starts contractions so we can avoid the medication route next week.
We're trying to be patient with the little guy but he appears to be too cozy!