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post #61 of 86
I'm out! Good luck, mamas. Our little girl was born 10/10/10 at 41 weeks and 2 days. In perfect health with a perfect healthy placenta... just one more "overdue" success story.
post #62 of 86
Magali I'm in thee EXACT same boat as you girl! I was originally due on Sept 29, then they moved it to Oct 4th based on an earlier U/S .. I have seriously noo signs of labor, I have tried multiple things to induce my labor because i'm sort of scared my due date was really the sept 29 date.. buuuut tomorrow I go in for a NST and I am soo sooo nervous knowing everything I know about healthcare, i'm terrified theyre going to try and feed me some bs reason to get induced I feel so nauseous just thinking about it :/
post #63 of 86
I've decided to stop lurking, and finally post in this thread, since I've earned the right. I was due on the 6th, so I am headed into day 6 of being overdue. At my 40 week appt, my midwife could barely feel my cervix, because it was up so high, and baby was not fully engaged. I'm scheduled for an ultrasound and non-stress test on this Wed, which will be 41 weeks for me. I've been trying everything I know to do including sex, pineapple, RRL tea, walking, bouncing on my exercise ball, nipple stimulation, and EPO. I think what has me bummed more than anything is that I have to return to school on November 8th regardless of when the baby is born. So every day that I spend pregnant is one less day bonding with the baby once he or she is here.

On a more positive note, it's inspiring to see mamas who were once part of this club post their birth announcements! We'll all get there eventually.
post #64 of 86
I'm still here waiting at 41 weeks and 1 day. I had a complete emotional and mental breakdown about everything today, but ended up calling one of my midwives to talk about it and she totally put my mind at ease. I had an ultrasound on Friday which showed everything being totally fine with the baby. I have another one tomorrow, which seems excessive but my MW recommended it (although told me I don't have to do it if I don't want to).

I haven't tried anything to start labour yet and don't think I will until I hit 42 weeks (next Sunday).

It's comforting to know that others are feeling similar things to me!! Hoping lots of babies come this week!
post #65 of 86
I just found the "overdue" club and read all your posts. This is exactly what I've been needing. I've been depressed about going overdue when I thought I might be early and feeling pretty sorry for myself. It helps to know I'm not the only one!! It seems everyone I knew that was pregnant went early or on their due date. Which just sucks if you don't, you know? My friend who was due two weeks before me went one week early and now has a beautiful four week old. I don't want to be, but I'm still jealous.

Anyway my "official" EDD is 10/4 so I am 41 + 2. I woke up with bloody show Sunday morning and had more all day. I was hoping for 10/10 but that didn't happen. Thought I leaked some fluid Monday morning, but my mw said probably not. So far just some crampy feelings that seem to be getting stronger and lasting longer since Sunday. Went to my mw's house yesterday and she felt my belly and said the baby's engaged and really low. So now we just watch and wait. She keeps telling me she didn't really expect me to have this baby before Monday anyway. I'm trying to feel positive about that.

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Shannon(29) SAHM to DS(2/06)C/S, DS(7/07)VBAC, and TBD(EDD10/4/2010)*Homebirth*
post #66 of 86
So I'm dialated to 2 and still 80%effaced... I'm finally have ctx but theyre only 5 minutes apart but not getting stronger i've had them since yesterday around 6pm went to bed with them, and woke up with them so i'm feeling a bit discouraged :/ BTW yesterday with the NST and monitoring it was HORRRRIBLE... they treated me like a sick pt rather than a pregnant mother everything from the check in to the check out was horrible, so i'm seriously praying I do NOT have to get induced!!!! But i'm running out of time 41wks 2 days go tomorrow for a mw appointment then friday back to the hospital to another NST and monitoring .... come on emma come out please!!!!
post #67 of 86
I'm out! My baby boy was born yesterday at 41w + 3d after 48 hours of prodromal labor and 48 hours of actual labor. I'm off to take a nap now!

Best of luck to everyone who's still waiting! They'll come out eventually!
post #68 of 86
Congrats to all the "overdue" babies! I am 41+1 today and just had my membranes swept. Hopefully it works. Induction scheduled for Tuesday am in no baby by then. I will be 41+6 and I'm ok with it. I may try acupuncture tomorrow if no labor tonight. Baby looked great on BPP. Est weight is 8lb 10oz! eek! Hope it is way off and I only have a 6.5lber. Going for a VBAC. Glad my Drs are being so supportive and I really hope I get it!
post #69 of 86
41+3 and still here. I'm totally hating this. I don't know if I was having bhs or ctxs but everything has stopped. I'm getting so depressed. Both my first two were induced at or around 41 wks so I have no idea if my body can do this or how long I will go. I was convinced I could wait until I hit 40 wks and then that flew out the window. I just want to meet my baby and know he/she is here and safe. I started drinking raspberry leaf tea today and I'm seriously thinking about trying castor oil. Every day I hope it's time and I don't want to let my dh out of my sight. My kids have been so wound up and I'm blaming it on how distracted we've been with this waiting and waiting. My mw is ready to let me go to 43 wks before referring me to her back-up for interventions/testing, but I'm not sure anymore. Did you know that some women go to 43 and 44 wks before they deliver? The very idea makes me sick right now. I just want to lay in bed until something happens.
post #70 of 86
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Originally Posted by LaughingPickleMama View Post
41+3 and still here. I'm totally hating this. I don't know if I was having bhs or ctxs but everything has stopped. I'm getting so depressed. Both my first two were induced at or around 41 wks so I have no idea if my body can do this or how long I will go. I was convinced I could wait until I hit 40 wks and then that flew out the window. I just want to meet my baby and know he/she is here and safe. I started drinking raspberry leaf tea today and I'm seriously thinking about trying castor oil. Every day I hope it's time and I don't want to let my dh out of my sight. My kids have been so wound up and I'm blaming it on how distracted we've been with this waiting and waiting. My mw is ready to let me go to 43 wks before referring me to her back-up for interventions/testing, but I'm not sure anymore. Did you know that some women go to 43 and 44 wks before they deliver? The very idea makes me sick right now. I just want to lay in bed until something happens.
I am right there with you although now 41+4. No signs of anything and getting totally depressed. I spent one day in bed avoiding the world and now I'm trying to get out and (at least) walk once or twice a day. I have a 2.5 year old to keep me busy too. I wrote about all this in another thread, but I think I'm willing to wait until 43 weeks before agreeing to a medical induction.
post #71 of 86
Still here. Now 41+2. Had some contractions last night but they weren't very painful or regular. I decided to sleep while I could thinking this might be it. Needless to say, I woke up this morning and they have stopped. I do have a backache and hope the contractions come back! I am so ready! I feel the same way you do LaughingPickleMama. Hope it happens soon for both of us.
post #72 of 86

The dreaded castor oil...

41 + 4. Well, I broke down and took my first dose of castor oil about half an hour ago. Nothing yet. Just burping from the baking soda. My mw's trainee recommended I try the regiment from Penny Simkin's Birth Partner book. She said mix 2 oz(4 tbsp) castor oil, 2 oz(4 tbsp) OJ, and 1 tsp baking soda, stir and chug, repeat up to three times. She said the ctxs wouldn't start right away, but if it was going to work it usually does within a half day. Wish me luck! Monday I'll be 42 wks and I just don't think I can stand to go there!!
post #73 of 86
Any updates LPM?
AFM, 41+3. I'm starting to lose my "zen" and having self-doubt. Will this baby come on her own? Will I get my VBAC? Am I doing the right thing? Can I do this? blah blah blah. Sigh. Sorry for the pitty party. Just need some encouragement
post #74 of 86

It worked!

Well, the castor oil worked!! It was an intense experience, though! Took it at 3:42 pm Oct 15th. Had lots of gas cramps for a few hours but nothing else. 6:25 pm had a huge contraction followed by a BM. Then absolutely nothing. Was feeling really starving, ate some dinner. At 7:58 pm had a huge contraction followed by a BM. And that was it, I was in labor. The contractions were immediately more than 30 sec long and less than 5 min apart. After about an hour they were 2 min apart and getting edgier. By 10 pm I was in transition. My 1st mw arrived and my water broke and I could feel the head. My 2nd mw arrived and I laid down on my side to breathe the head out. Miss Madeleine Marie was born at 11:05 pm Oct 15th after an amazing intense 3 hr labor at home. 9 lb 14 oz. 20 in long. 14 1/2 in head. I had a small internal tear that didn't require stitches and we're all doing good. Not sure I'd ever do the castor oil again though. It was just too intense.

I wish you all luck!! Glad I didn't have to go to 42 wks. And for what it's worth I'd pick the castor oil over pitocin any day. NOTHING is as bad as my two pitocin inductions were - ick!!
post #75 of 86
Yay! Congrats! Welcome baby!
Glad it worked for you. Don't know if I am brave enough. Maybe 41+4 is the magic day? DTD last night, lost a bunch of MP this morning, but no bloody show. A few contractions last night but nothing timeable or painful.
post #76 of 86
Congrats on the baby, LMP!

I am 42 weeks today and just got back from a consult with an OB at the hospital. My midwife came with me and the whole experience was better than I thought. The OB was nice and straightforward, and of course suggested inducing immediately. I told him I am going to wait a bit longer. He gave me all the statistics on increased risk of stillbirth, CS, etc. but ultimately said it was my decision.

I see my midwife tomorrow morning and will do a S&S. Then might try castor oil the next day -- seems lots of you are having success with it! And I'll do anything I can before agreeing to be induced (which I will do late this week if it comes to that).

Any other 42 week mamas out there?
post #77 of 86
Almost. 41+4 here.
post #78 of 86
get to join the club. Hope it is brief.

I am feeling like a watched pot. My inlaws are here and my mom lives with me. My inlaws are awesome with my boys, but they are getting a little twitchy about waiting here very long.

I get contrax and then they peter out. I started taking some homeopathy but am not sure if that is the right decision. Today I am going to just chill and talk to the baby.

I am a vbac so normally with this practice you just schedule a section for 41 weeks, so that's why I feel a little nervous. My first was very overdue, so I am hoping I can convince them to move it to mid 41 weeks.
post #79 of 86
I guess I'm in, too. I'm 40+3 today, so not too far over yet. My DD was born at 41 weeks exactly, so I'm not surprised to be over, but I was having some promising ctx late last week, so I thought I might go then, or over the weekend. No such luck. I wouldn't mind waiting a few days at this point, though--I just started my leave from work today, so I could use a few days to relax and get a few more little things done around the house. I don't want to wait too much longer than that, though!
post #80 of 86
Hey all,
Should have come here earlier. I'm 41+1 today. This limbo land of waiting for baby is very strange, but hasn't been all bad. Baby is very active and my mw had me get an ultrasound on Friday which showed baby doing just fine. So, just sit tight (or loose) and wait, right?

Come Friday (41+5) mw is going to make me take castor oil and maybe break my water. I'm a bit apprehensive about this, but not as much as being induced, which is what will happen if I don't go into labor by Sunday (42 weeks).

I'm walking every day, doing yoga, was taking homeopathics caulophyllum and cimicifuga for awhile but freaked out last week and stopped. Maybe i'll start again. Go to see mw tomorrow and she will want to strip my membranes, which at this point I'm okay with. what else? nipple stimulation, orgasm....nothing is causing any contractions. Have had some mild menstrual cramps at night sometimes but that's it.

In fact, it's strange to feel so good and normal when I know I should be going into labor any minute now.
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