Originally Posted by tracymom1
Sending lots of labor vibes to swimming and Welive!!
And whoever else is out there in the June DDC still waiting to meet their babe!
I will be thinking about you!
Thank you. All vibes are much appreciated!
Originally Posted by naturalcrunch
Hi Swimming-duck, I wish I could offer you more advice other than do your best to stay positive! I am finding myself with a similar frame of mind and I am trying to do the same but its hard. I'm 41+3 so I know I have a few more more days before I have to consider BPP which is the last thing I want. Additionally, my midwife is going away at the end of the week and another birth attendant, a good friend of mine, who was to take care of my son is leaving in 3 days. I am feeling the pressure and I'm sure that is not going to help get me into labor. I also have this fear that I orginally thought would be irrational but it is starting to pop into my head, which is that my pelvis specifically my sacrum is misalighned and preventing the baby from properly sitting on my cervix. I injured my saccrum back in November and despite many chiropractior adjustments it has been been problematic throughout my pregnancy. My point is that I am finding that my fears are starting to get the best of me. So here is to trying to stay positive that our birthing time will come and it will be a wonderful experience well worth the wait!!!!
It will be well worth the wait! And our bodies will work!!
Originally Posted by Bald_Bull's_Mama
Crystal, if it helps, the OB you're going to is super nice and not a pusher of interventions. I delivered with the midwife in his practice and saw him a couple of times. If you do end up having to go in for you BPP, trust that it will go smoothly. This OB is totally different from your last one (from my last one, too!). Hugs. I've been stalking for your birth story.
Thank you. I've met him once and even though it was at a terrible time (m/c) I really remember liking him. I'm hoping to not go in for the BPP, but I do trust that he won't try to push intervention unless there's a medical reason for it. Although, I'm not sure I'm actually seeing him tomorrow anyways. I think I'm just seeing a tech for the BPP. BUT if my plan comes to fruition I'm not seeing anybody tomorrow!
I have had some regular pressure waves I think, but they seem like they're starting to fizzle. It's just so hard because I have no idea what early pressure waves are supposed to feel like. With my DS I remember the waves that I felt, but by the time I felt any I was pushing and the epidural was wearing off and the feeling reminded me of a wave of electric current. What I'm feeling is so mild right now that I have a hard time believing that it's anything. But since it has periods of regularity I feel like it's worth noting. So I'll keep hoping that this is my body warming up! I did a LOT yesterday. This morning I started with hip circles on my ball. We just got back from mall walking, but I pooped out after not much walking at all. It must be because I did like 3 miles yesterday after not walking much at all! I am feeling the need to break and rest. So I'm going to heat up some lunch, kick my feet up, and relax for a bit. I want to encourage birthing, but I don't want to do so much activity that I'm exhausted when my birthing time starts!
Well hopefully you won't have to stalk much longer Bald Bull's mama. I'm confident (or at least telling myself that I'm confident) that before too long I'll have a lovely hypnobabies waterbirth story to share!
Edited to add: I'm trying not to get too excited here, but I have been having regular pressure waves(at least I think that's what this regular sensation is) since about 10:00am this morning. They've been roughly between 12-20 minutes apart and not getting more intense or closer at this point, but they're there and it's the first bit of regular waves that I've had. Holy cow - just had one and it was only 7 minutes after the last one. Okay - here's my plan. I'm going to take a warm shower because I need to wash my nappy hair and I'm going to try to get some rest. If it's not working up to anything it'll probably fizzle, but if it is, well, we'll see!
Edited by swimming-duck - 7/10/11 at 11:26am