Thursday, September 3, 2009

The day is near

Here's the plan of action. I go for another non-stress test and consultation with the high risk OB next Thursday. At that consultation he is going to give me a quick ultrasound to check my fluid levels and check how Thumper is doing. I will be 35 weeks, 6 days pregnant at that time. Then the following week (date still to be determined) I will go back to the hospital for an amniocentesis. This will tell us how ready the baby's lungs are. I think my doctor will also check me to see how ready my body is. Assuming everything is ready they will start the induction as soon as there is room on labour & delivery! If the amnio comes back saying Thumper is not ready yet then we will wait another few days, or a week, and do another amnio to check again. As soon as her lungs are mature enough we will start the induction.

Can you believe that in 2 weeks I might be holding my little girl?

If anyone has any experience with inductions, with babies born at 36/37 weeks, or with amniocentesis please leave me a comment (or email me) about it. I have been researching my options a little bit but would like some first hand advice. As you can imagine, I am a little stressed out about all of this!


  1. My baby girl was born at 37 weeks 5 days. We tested her lung maturity with an amnio. She was good to go. Apparently from what I have been told, girl's lungs mature faster. The amnio wasn't that bad. I thought it would be worse. They do it with the ultrasound to moniter the needle going in. You will know within a couple of days. I am praying for a good outcome so you get to see your baby sooner. I hope you post again to let us know. Good luck to you and Thumper!

  2. I didn't have an amnio, but my daughter was born at 35weeks 2 days and she did well. We had jaundice issues for a short while, but she had nice mature lungs. Girls' lungs generally mature faster than boys, so there's a very good chance that she'll be ready! I can't wait to hear that your holding your healthy screaming daughter!

    (January 2009 IV group)