The baby is head down now and I am officially 41 weeks pregnant. I truly was hoping to avoid pitocin this time and am still hoping, hoping, hoping for it. They did an ultrasound today and the baby looks great - fluid, movement, etc are all great so they are okay with me going to 42 weeks, but they just don't allow more time than that in this practice. They really have been wonderful the past few weeks and have not pushed for intervention as a whole. Most of the doctors in this practice are known to be "slow to cut".
So, the suggested method of induciton has been to have me come for an appointment on Thursday afternoon and insert a Foley balloon. I have never heard of this and this is my fourth child (first three were all induced with pitocin). They are hoping that it will stimulate labor on its own, but if it doesn't, it will just make me more favorable for pitocin, which they have me scheduled to begn on Friday morning.
I have never heard of this method and wonder if anyone knows anything about it? It sounds very natural in comparison to a straight start on pitocin.