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post #21 of 63

Snowflake, I just wanted to say it took 48 hours for my membrane sweep to work, but it did!  I hope all of you guys that are past due welcome your little ones very soon!  ((hugs))

post #22 of 63

Oh man, July DDC has started having their babies irked.gif (Happy for babies, but seems just a little unfair!)

post #23 of 63
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Snowflake, I just wanted to say it took 48 hours for my membrane sweep to work, but it did!  I hope all of you guys that are past due welcome your little ones very soon!  ((hugs))

 

Thanks! My MW said it would happen within 24 hours if the sweep had worked, but a lot of people say longer. I lost my mucus plug this morning so that's something, right? :)
 

 



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Oh man, July DDC has started having their babies irked.gif (Happy for babies, but seems just a little unfair!)

 

I know!

 

I'm on another forum and there's a post due-date thread there, and someone jumped in to say "I had all three babies electively induced at 39 weeks, I can't imagine going past my due date!!". I know she didn't mean it to be rude, but really?? (Not to mention the insanity of inducing a week early for absolutely no reason...)

 

 

post #24 of 63

Yep, I had given up on it working and then my water broke in the middle of the night...I'm pretty positive it was the membrane sweep, because my water broke but my contractions were not close together yet.  A lot of people told me it took them around 36-48 hours, too.

 

I can't imagine electively inducing at 39 weeks!  That's crazyness to me.

 

Okay, leaving you guys alone now...I'm not even 40 weeks yet but just had to post my experience for encouragement!  :)

post #25 of 63

Any action from anyone here yet ? I'll hit 42 weeks  Sat  and don't feel like a thing is happening :(

At what point do you start worrying about things deteriorating and accept intervention ? I'm so at odd with myself ! 

 

on another note, does anyone have any idea why I may not be getting updates to this thread ? I just logged in to see them, normally they come to my email.....

post #26 of 63

I'm one of those strange people that will miss so much about being pregnant ! I was misserably sick for about 4 months this time but once that went away I have been pretty content. Love the belly and feeling her move around in there, and my daughter talking to her in there. of course being able to get comfy at night will be a big bonus though ! 

post #27 of 63

I think it's always easier to care for them inside than out!  That's a plus to think of for the last few weeks :)

post #28 of 63

I'm ready to accept a bit of prodding and by mid-week I'd be willing to accept more because I don't want to have a hospital birth only for the nerve of going past 42w. So that's my answer. I have faith in my body and all that but I also balance it with the reality of my situation, my ability to stay sane and my desire to not be physically miserable and therefore a crab.

 

I'm ready to hold my son in my arms, my last baby. Nursing a gorgeous, milk-drunk newborn - what's better? I'm ready to begin recovering so that I can take my older children to do fun things this summer. I'm ready to begin feeling like the real me rather than the pod person, the vessel that I've been since September. I suppose I don't think now is easier than next week but, I've been blessed with two easy babies in a row so this could all change. Regardless, the fireflies are out, the last spring flowers are blooming and my entire body and heart are ready.  

 

My yesterday was filled with contractions and pressure, the loom of labour. I said to my SO that it would be soon, maybe a day or two. My daughters woke me at 6:30 today (why?????) and labour is feeling less pressing. My cervix doesn't feel very exciting and there are no terrific globs of mucous coming out. I didn't do anything to encourage contractions because I wanted to wait til the weekend when my favourite midwife is on call for two full days. She told me that the MW who caught my first daughter is assisting her on Sunday - I think that would be the most divine and perfect pairing if only baby cooperates which, clearly, he does not. I skipped out on my NST and chiro appointment because I am just so done with going to offices to have things done. There's an appointment set up for Monday (I'll be 41w3d) to "help things along" which I assume is a sweep. I'm not big on those things but days away from losing my homebirth I will take it and a side of castor oil diarrhea please and thank you. 

 

p.s. Can you tell what a terrible Hypnobabies student I am? I rarely change my vocab. I do think of the work of birth as more intense, sensual and surreal than the negative adjectives I could use, for whatever that's worth.  


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post #29 of 63

My days seem to vary wildly at the moment. Had a sweep yesterday...well I suppose two really since my MW bought a student, and she had a go too eyesroll.gif

 

She's coming to do another tomorrow morning but I've already called her to say that the first one has led to me lose loads of bloody mucous (TMI?)...I wasn't sure if that was normal, but she seemed quite pleased!

 

I'm also not hugely keen on all these methods of 'intervention', but similarly I will lose the chance to have this LO at home after next Sat so I'll take anything at this point!

 

I am feeling 'done' with being pregnant now. And the insides of my legs are so tight and sore I'm waddling/limping everywhere and it's getting right on my nerves!! 

post #30 of 63
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I'm ready to begin recovering so that I can take my older children to do fun things this summer. I'm ready to begin feeling like the real me rather than the pod person, the vessel that I've been since September.



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post #31 of 63


that's very true ! I homeschool my kids and it seems  the common phrase lately is "not now" . I haven't let them have friends over for almost a month b/c I was worried I'd go into labor and didn't want to have to worry about "unloading" them and most of their activities are a ways away or things I'm not comfortable doing. So in that aspect, yes I am done too !  they are 9 and 10 though and have been SO good about it....

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post #32 of 63

I am 41w4d today. I am trying to stay positive and it's nice I am not the only one going through this. I hope this baby comes soon on it's own. So far I haven't had any medical intervention because I think that babies know when they want to be born but in the last couple days I have started to doubt myself.

post #33 of 63

exactly, it's so frustrating after being so confident !
 

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I am 41w4d today. I am trying to stay positive and it's nice I am not the only one going through this. I hope this baby comes soon on it's own. So far I haven't had any medical intervention because I think that babies know when they want to be born but in the last couple days I have started to doubt myself.



 

post #34 of 63


LOL @ the hypnobabies comment. I'm the same way... I totally believe in the concept of it but the phrases are so not me....

I was listening to a podcast the other night about mind over matter and how many woman will stall out b/c of fear at the hospital but then it brought it a step further and was talking about a woman who was eager to meet the baby but not yet ready to say goodbye to pregnancy...after talking it out and accepting things she went into a quick labor/delivery. I've wondered if somehow in my subconciouse that's what I am doing . I don't feel like that's the case, but in all likelyhood this is my last and that is hard to accept.....

Originally Posted by kawa kamuri View Post

I'm ready to accept a bit of prodding and by mid-week I'd be willing to accept more because I don't want to have a hospital birth only for the nerve of going past 42w. So that's my answer. I have faith in my body and all that but I also balance it with the reality of my situation, my ability to stay sane and my desire to not be physically miserable and therefore a crab.

 

I'm ready to hold my son in my arms, my last baby. Nursing a gorgeous, milk-drunk newborn - what's better? I'm ready to begin recovering so that I can take my older children to do fun things this summer. I'm ready to begin feeling like the real me rather than the pod person, the vessel that I've been since September. I suppose I don't think now is easier than next week but, I've been blessed with two easy babies in a row so this could all change. Regardless, the fireflies are out, the last spring flowers are blooming and my entire body and heart are ready.  

 

My yesterday was filled with contractions and pressure, the loom of labour. I said to my SO that it would be soon, maybe a day or two. My daughters woke me at 6:30 today (why?????) and labour is feeling less pressing. My cervix doesn't feel very exciting and there are no terrific globs of mucous coming out. I didn't do anything to encourage contractions because I wanted to wait til the weekend when my favourite midwife is on call for two full days. She told me that the MW who caught my first daughter is assisting her on Sunday - I think that would be the most divine and perfect pairing if only baby cooperates which, clearly, he does not. I skipped out on my NST and chiro appointment because I am just so done with going to offices to have things done. There's an appointment set up for Monday (I'll be 41w3d) to "help things along" which I assume is a sweep. I'm not big on those things but days away from losing my homebirth I will take it and a side of castor oil diarrhea please and thank you. 

 

p.s. Can you tell what a terrible Hypnobabies student I am? I rarely change my vocab. I do think of the work of birth as more intense, sensual and surreal than the negative adjectives I could use, for whatever that's worth.  



 

post #35 of 63

Kawa - you said it so perfectly! I too am ready to being healing and enjoy summer with the older kids. My daughter said (about a month ago already) "Mama, won't be it fun to go to the beach? And you'll be able to bend over again!" lol!

 

I'm currently taking yet another homeopathic induction today. 41w2days today.  Got out my breastpump for a little later on and my DH will be give me acupuncutre shortly.  Tomorrow, its off to the hospital for NST and fluid level check.  MW is suggesting castor oil on Monday - ugh!!

 

Even if the homeopathy isn't working to get this baby out - it has definitley helped me with the anxiety of being overdue.

 

Hopefully, we all have news soon!!!!

post #36 of 63

I feel like my subconscious isn't holding birthing back and that I've worked through or put on hold, as much as anyone is able, all of my issues. This is my last as well but for me it's a good thing. I've been having babies for the better part of two decades and I truly feel ready to see what else I can do when I'm not always pregnant and breastfeeding. My body feels wrung out. I'm tired.  

 

Heidi, are you feeling sad about this being your last? I'd imagine it would be very hard for me to let go in that situation. I'm sorry, mama. 

 

fjc - what are you taking? Caulophyllum? 

 

I was thinking that with my last two pregnancies I seemed more ahead - labour wise - at 41w1d than I do right now. I understand of course that it means nothing but last time I had lost my plug, the time before I was experiencing serious contractions. I do feel like my body is teetering on the edge and that if I or baby could give that last tiny push to tip the scales in favour of labour (oh hey! poetry!) I'd have precious little to whine about.  

 

Homebirth comes with a lot of hype for me. Everything must be ready by 36w! Everything is ready! Wait! One more thing! Some more things! Organise the things! Test the pool! Look at the pool sitting inflated for the next month! Inflate the pool a bit more because it lost air sitting around! Please stop touching my birth supplies, children! Dust off the things! Food! Always be ready! Always with the food! Keep the sink clear! Fold the laundry baby is full term! Any day now! Dust off the things again! Eventually it loses some luster and becomes sort of yeah yeah yeah rumor has it that a baby will be born from me, the pool is getting in my way, I want my bedroom back, no mama is not going to take you to the park today but can I interest you in a lovely nap?  

 

post #37 of 63

Yes, I am definately sad about this being the last. Funny that three was my magic number, but now that it's here I don't feel ready to say I am done. Not only would it not be smart financially but I am sure I could never talk my husband into more.....

How many do you have ? 

My last PG's were so textbook and I delivered just a day shy of my due date with both. I guess I expected my body to do the same this time around. But with 10 yrs between this one and last I'm sure my body has no "memory" that I was ever even pg. 

lol @ the hype of homebirth ( in not such a funny way ) everyone makes the nesting comments but it so much more about trying to keep everything the way I want them, it's a total chore at this point !
 

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Heidi, are you feeling sad about this being your last? I'd imagine it would be very hard for me to let go in that situation. I'm sorry, mama. 

 

 

I was thinking that with my last two pregnancies I seemed more ahead - labour wise - at 41w1d than I do right now. I understand of course that it means nothing but last time I had lost my plug, the time before I was experiencing serious contractions. I do feel like my body is teetering on the edge and that if I or baby could give that last tiny push to tip the scales in favour of labour (oh hey! poetry!) I'd have precious little to whine about.  

 

Homebirth comes with a lot of hype for me. Everything must be ready by 36w! Everything is ready! Wait! One more thing! Some more things! Organise the things! Test the pool! Look at the pool sitting inflated for the next month! Inflate the pool a bit more because it lost air sitting around! Please stop touching my birth supplies, children! Dust off the things! Food! Always be ready! Always with the food! Keep the sink clear! Fold the laundry baby is full term! Any day now! Dust off the things again! Eventually it loses some luster and becomes sort of yeah yeah yeah rumor has it that a baby will be born from me, the pool is getting in my way, I want my bedroom back, no mama is not going to take you to the park today but can I interest you in a lovely nap?  

 



 

post #38 of 63

hug2.gif I'm so sorry you're feeling that sadness. 

 

I have six of my own and a step-daughter. 

post #39 of 63

Heidi, I think I might be in the same boat. I had a baby 14 years ago (and gave her up for adoption) and this baby will be my one and only as my husband is very serious about just having one. This pregnancy has been amazing and I love being pregnant. Maybe I am hindering the birth subconsciously? To be honest I didn't even think about it until I read you comment. Thanks for the insight.
 

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Yes, I am definately sad about this being the last. Funny that three was my magic number, but now that it's here I don't feel ready to say I am done. Not only would it not be smart financially but I am sure I could never talk my husband into more.....

How many do you have ? 

My last PG's were so textbook and I delivered just a day shy of my due date with both. I guess I expected my body to do the same this time around. But with 10 yrs between this one and last I'm sure my body has no "memory" that I was ever even pg. 

lol @ the hype of homebirth ( in not such a funny way ) everyone makes the nesting comments but it so much more about trying to keep everything the way I want them, it's a total chore at this point !
 



 



 

post #40 of 63

Oh man, I had contractions for hours - maybe 15-20m apart but regular and promising to turn into labour. Took the kids to the park for a walk. And then. And then. Nothing. This would be ok if last week and I wasn't looking at only 4 more days of homebirth possibility. So tonight I'll rest and not stress and tomorrow a sweep (I think) and a BPP in which I hope nothing off is found. I have no reason to think it would be but I keep having fears of being told that I need to go to the hospital or have a c-section or something other than the experience I want. It's probably the pregnant crazy.   

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