Originally Posted by perditafoster
Personally, I think the little loves come when they're ready, regardless of how horrible or good mama feels!!!!
I would think this, but with my other 3, their births were timed perfectly. My 1st was born when I was done with work, done with having a cold, and felt "ready." With #2, I had just finished my master's, and that evening we went out to celebrate. When we got home, I said-- OK, baby, you can come now! I cleaned the house the next day, and had a wonderful labor/birthing experience that night. With the 3rd, my mom couldn't help until 2/14 but there was a huge blizzard that day, so I said-- wait! She was born 2/15.
I do think stress plays a huge part in things, which is why so many women go into labor at night, once the kids are in bed and everything is calmer.
Things seem a little more settled here. Maybe that will encourage the baby to come out! I am not 100% feeling ready, even though my due date is this Tuesday. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Hugs to all of you in stressful situations.
I wish I could help!