I am 41+3 now, the same as when my son was born (after being in mild-to-active labor since 41+1), but nothing concrete here.
Originally Posted by Catubodua
for those who have done the walking thing to get themselves to go into labor, how much walking did you do?
I am just walking instead of taking the bus around town. Our town is pretty small, so that's practical. I walked about a mile to my MW appt yesterday, then about 2.5 miles from there to get my LO from preschool. I get contractions when I am walking, but hardly anything when I am home or just pottering around.
Originally Posted by Gray's Mommy
... I'm ready, DH is ready, kids are ready, EVERYONE is ready but baby...
I don't remember feeling this much pressure with my firstborn when I went past my EDD.
This is us, too. My sister flew here to be with us for the birth, and we've all been waiting waiting waiting. She has to go home on Wednesday next week. We are all ready, even my LO keeps saying, "Please come out soon, baby." I think we were very prepared for my first pregnancy to last 41-42 weeks, because first babies are late, right? But now we are totally in a waiting funk, having expected this one to come earlier than the first one. Baby not cooperating, obviously.
Originally Posted by mymary
I'm 40.4 weeks pg. Have been having mild contractions for about the past week.
HOW long can you go with mild contractions, sometimes every 3-5 min and NOT do anything to your cervix? When will real labor kick in?
My baby is in a unstable lie. It is constantly found in different positions each time I go see the midwife. A week ago today was about the first time I started feeling these contractions and the baby was head down. Midwife stripped my membranes at that time and baby started to descend down the path, got to almost 2 cm with a small bulging bag. Went home and it all about stopped. Since then, the mild ctx's have continued at different times, but my cervix has progressively closed up to a tight fingertip. Monday, baby was transverse/breech. Today, went for AFI, baby was head down. Went for walk per midwife, came back 2 hours later and not head down. Went back for U/S (to complete AFI-jumped off the table when I learned head was down) and baby was transverse with head in my left side, butt in my right!
What is going on? New plan is to just wait and see when labor really starts-what position this baby will be in. Midwife and supervising MD do not do vaginal breech births. Got a referral from chiropractor for a MD who does vag breech birth- going to see him tomorrow for consult just in case.
I have heard that third babies can be unpredictable but this is JUST ridiculous!!! My midwife has said she has never seen a baby move like this, this late in 30 years.
I know that contractions can do a lot of work moving a baby into a good position before they start dilating your cervix. I have been having mild contractions off and on for a week or more, too, but I can't even find my cervix, which tells me it's still high and I am not about to go into active labor soon.
I would really like this baby to come this weekend. Last weekend, I thought the full moon was a long way off and too long to wait... I am moving the goal posts now and just not wanting to have to wait until February!