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I had my midwife do an internal exam at my appointment on Tuesday and apparently my cervix is nice and soft, but that's about it. I'm not counting that 1 cm & 50% effaced at all because it seems like that's what everybody is at this stage in the game! LOL. She is going to come over tomorrow to do a NST, and then we'll schedule a U/S for the BPP some time next week if the baby hasn't come yet. 

 

 

hi lava mama,

i hope your contractions are still coming!  today i'm 42 weeks, also planning a homebirth.  i saw my midwife yesterday and baby sounded great and responded well with good heart variations.  i'm wondering what "BPP" stands for?  
 

 

post #42 of 50

BPP stands for Bio-physical profile--the u/s where they look at the fluid levels and all that jazz. It'll be my first time ever doing one of those so I have no idea what to expect! Hopefully I won't have to do it at all! 

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is it really possible that some people just go into labor out of the middle of nowhere?

 

with dd my water broke and labor didn;t start until they pumped me full of pit...so i have no idea how this works.

 

alls i know is that i'm pretty raring to go but i've had no cramping, pain...anything other than feeling like a crappy tired pile. it always seems like everybody has these stories of pain or false labor for days or even weeks. so am i deluding myself by thinking i'm going to wake up in the middle of the night like...."ah ha!"

 


both of my labors started with contractions instead of water breaking. I didn't have BHs or prodromal labor. From the first contraction even with my oldest child I instantly knew this was it despite never feeling it before.

 

 

 

post #44 of 50
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is it really possible that some people just go into labor out of the middle of nowhere?

 

with dd my water broke and labor didn;t start until they pumped me full of pit...so i have no idea how this works.

 

alls i know is that i'm pretty raring to go but i've had no cramping, pain...anything other than feeling like a crappy tired pile. it always seems like everybody has these stories of pain or false labor for days or even weeks. so am i deluding myself by thinking i'm going to wake up in the middle of the night like...."ah ha!"

 

 

my labor with dd started out of nowhere.  i felt great the entire day.  my called to see if anything was happening and i told her no probably and hour before contractions started.  i could barely feel them but they were the first i'd felt the entire time and i finally had some bloody show.  dd was in my arms 9 hours later.  the only sign i had of something starting was loosing the mucus plug the day before.  i'm hoping for a similar birth this time since i'm not having any prodromal labor either and i'm ready for this baby to come now :)
 

 

post #45 of 50

40+2 now, still here. :) I knew I'd go overdue again... I was just hoping I wouldn't!

post #46 of 50

hmmm so I did a 3 miles walk was getting some good contractions...but they have stopped.

 

YOu know I am not all that bothered that the baby isn't here yet....it's more people asking me "so, when?". Like I know!

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both of my labors started with contractions instead of water breaking. I didn't have BHs or prodromal labor. From the first contraction even with my oldest child I instantly knew this was it despite never feeling it before.

 

 

 



Same same here, though I did have some BH with the other two, there was no "huh, is THIS it?" - I just knew for sure both times. I couldn't say why or how. I wouldn't know what to do if my water broke first - with both kids it didn't break until they were essentially crowning. Probably scare the hell out of me if that happened first! Lol... I'd be expecting a baby within a minute! This time I feel like I've had a lot more intense BHs than with the first two, occasionally even painful, which is different. I like to think they're doing some work for me that I won't have to do in labor, but idk.

 

40 weeks today in my head, though I think the mw says tomorrow.... I won't know what to think if the baby doesn't show up this weekend.

 

 

post #48 of 50

I'm due in 2 days and don't see myself moving into the other thread any time soon.

post #49 of 50
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i'm due tomorrow but we observe shabbos so i'd honestly rather wait until sunday.....too many technical difficulties with the shabbos stuff.

the worst would be if i went into labor late in the afternoon and had to run around preparing for a sat hospital stay which would mean packing food and a ton of other stuff. ugh.

post #50 of 50

dust.gifhoping for lots of babies this weekend! yes, i still think i'm having a may baby (39 weeks on sunday)... let's hope so.....ELVs to all who are ready!

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