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Anyone else past their EDD and just letting nature take it's course?

post #1 of 33
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My midwife is not a proponent for any kind of induction, even natural methods, and she has reasonably convinced me that the baby will come when it's ready...to trust my baby and my body...but this is getting HARD!!!!!! I'm 41+3 and am 1000% ready for birth. I'm even looking forward to pain at this point! 


Everyone IRL is giving me all kinds of [thus far unheeded] advice about eating this or drinking that to get things moving. So far all I'm doing is long walks (as long as I can make them) and sex....that's not really cheating/trying to induce is it? ;) ) but will not be getting a sweep or doing accupuncture or anything like that. 

Is there anyone else not doing anything to push things along and just trying to wait patiently? 

 

Sigh!

post #2 of 33

Just waiting patiently here! 

post #3 of 33

I just wanted to chime in and say I'm not even overdue yet and I'm feeling anxious about meeting this new little love!  Hang in there, the baby WILL come.  :)

post #4 of 33

I won't be 'technically' overdue until Saturday and I admit to getting more and more anxious as that 'date' approaches! This is my 5th pregnancy and 6th babe and I've never gone overdue!

 

My doc is already talking induction--more for convenience than any reason. I live 120 mi round trip to the hospital and he feels like it would be better to schedule and make it than not. I'm not ready to go there yet! I feel like he'll be here any day now.

post #5 of 33

Yep, always over and always letting it take whatever course it will....However, for some reason this babe ( #5) has pushed my patience level.   I am 40 + 4 and that is the earliest I have ever gone (up to 42 wks).  I just feel ready. Swollen, unable to move, pelvic pain...but trying hard to enjoy the end of baby being all mine and "easy" to take care of...it's just, well, time....(plus I like my kiddos to have their own month and so this one has to come in June as we already have a July.  I know weird...). 

post #6 of 33

TRYING to be patient here. I won't be 40 weeks until Sunday, so I'm not "overdue" yet, but I've been obsessing a bit over possible signs of imminent birthing. So I'm trying to relax and make plans for fun stuff in the next week as though birthing couldn't possibly get in the way. I don't plan on doing active induction techniques. The only reason I would see maybe needing to is if I start to come close to losing my home birth. But I can even go past 42 weeks and still home birth as long as everything looks good - I just have to consent to closer monitoring at that point. So I don't feel a huge pressure to hurry up and get baby out other than my own feelings of just wanting to be done and hold my baby already!

post #7 of 33

I'm not due til Saturday either, but DS came at 39+2 so I'm the pregnantest I've ever been, and ready to get the show on the road!  I've done extra yoga and gutter walking and sex, all of which seem like normal, good activity to me, not necessarily "induction techniques" but things that are good to do at this point?  Today will go to the chiropractor one more time, that will be good too.  Baby squirmed and kicked for hours last night, but no real contractions to speak of - I had hoped it was getting into position that was happening, but maybe just particularly enjoyed my dinner or something.

 

We'll all get there soon!  Within a couple weeks, this place will be crawling with babies.

post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 

Gutter walking - is that where you walk with one leg on the curb? I'd like to try that but feel a little silly....!

 

10 days past my EDD now and nary a sign! Have pretty much given up on the "maybe it'll be today" thoughts though, which is actually helping somewhat. No more getting my hopes up. That and remembering no one stays PG forever!
 

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I'm not due til Saturday either, but DS came at 39+2 so I'm the pregnantest I've ever been, and ready to get the show on the road!  I've done extra yoga and gutter walking and sex, all of which seem like normal, good activity to me, not necessarily "induction techniques" but things that are good to do at this point?  Today will go to the chiropractor one more time, that will be good too.  Baby squirmed and kicked for hours last night, but no real contractions to speak of - I had hoped it was getting into position that was happening, but maybe just particularly enjoyed my dinner or something.

 

We'll all get there soon!  Within a couple weeks, this place will be crawling with babies.



 

post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by LLtheTinkerbell View Post

Gutter walking - is that where you walk with one leg on the curb? I'd like to try that but feel a little silly....!

 



Yeah, it looks silly, but really rotates the hips independently.  Not only are you walking all lopsided, but you also have to switch directions or sides of the road all the time!  I felt like a dork doing it on our family walk last night, but could feel my hips making space, so kept going.

post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 

Okay I'm going to try it. I'll wait til the weekend when DP can join me - I'll make him do it too!! Ha!

 

In the meantime I've joined a group on facebook called 10 month mamas! Double sigh. 
 

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Yeah, it looks silly, but really rotates the hips independently.  Not only are you walking all lopsided, but you also have to switch directions or sides of the road all the time!  I felt like a dork doing it on our family walk last night, but could feel my hips making space, so kept going.



 

post #11 of 33

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Originally Posted by wake_up View Post

Yeah, it looks silly, but really rotates the hips independently. 
 

Ok, I'm in too! I'll try it later today. (I'm only at 40+3 right now, but I figure something benign like that can't hurt.)

post #12 of 33

I'm really feeling the need to jump ship...and go get an acupuncture treatment tonight.  I have never cared about being over, in fact I usually relish it and the extra time, but I am practically on bed rest.  I am swollen to the hilt, the baby is so low that I literally have to stand up, squat and mosey to take a few steps, and (TMI coming) I developed a killer hemorrhoid yesterday, and to top it all off I can't seem to keep it together emotionally--I'm either yelling at someone or crying about it (my kids think I am crazy at this point). I am 40+5/6days which is not quite the earliest for me (40+4/5days), but I average 9 days over.  I am so torn...thanks for letting me rant.

post #13 of 33

Still here hanging out.  I'm feeling like I need this baby to be here like yesterday! My mom (who has my older boys!) fell while out camping with them. She's broken her hip and femur in a horrible spiral fracture and some other potential pelvic/back damage. She had surgery this morning and my brother (single, student no kiddos) went and got my kids. He's okay keeping them for a while, but every one is 6 hrs (300ish) miles away from me at  the moment!  If baby hasn't arrived by Monday, I may just take my chances and head out to their side of the state. Take baby stuff and figure I can really deliver anywhere, right!? My dad just does not do well with hospital/illness stuff, and my mom is having 9 of 10 pain that they cannot seem to get under control. I am sitting here at my house all alone....everything done and ready for baby and feels like I am just twiddling my thumbs taking phone updates and feeling helpless.

 

Having some contractions that are stronger than they have been, but then again I don't think they're really doing anything as I didn't have any change from last week to this week on cervical check and no show/mucus plug or any other exciting signs.

post #14 of 33
Thread Starter 

OMG - this is so awful. I'm so sorry for your mom, and for you and your family. I can't even begin to imagine the wrench this is in all of your lives! 

 

Is there anyone else at all who can help your mom out so you can stay where you are? A friend or neighbour? You need looking after yourself at this point! 

 

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I'll be thinking of you.

 

 

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Still here hanging out.  I'm feeling like I need this baby to be here like yesterday! My mom (who has my older boys!) fell while out camping with them. She's broken her hip and femur in a horrible spiral fracture and some other potential pelvic/back damage. She had surgery this morning and my brother (single, student no kiddos) went and got my kids. He's okay keeping them for a while, but every one is 6 hrs (300ish) miles away from me at  the moment!  If baby hasn't arrived by Monday, I may just take my chances and head out to their side of the state. Take baby stuff and figure I can really deliver anywhere, right!? My dad just does not do well with hospital/illness stuff, and my mom is having 9 of 10 pain that they cannot seem to get under control. I am sitting here at my house all alone....everything done and ready for baby and feels like I am just twiddling my thumbs taking phone updates and feeling helpless.

 

Having some contractions that are stronger than they have been, but then again I don't think they're really doing anything as I didn't have any change from last week to this week on cervical check and no show/mucus plug or any other exciting signs.



 

post #15 of 33

Ended up in labor a few hours after that last post....LOL  So, baby is here. I'm going home tomorrow and heading to my mom's place on Tuesday if for nothing else but a visit and a snuggle for her with the new grand babe. My brother brough my kids to me today so they could meet their bro. They were thrilled with him!

post #16 of 33

Congrats CrunchyClark!

 

I'm officially at 40 today, so unless I birth a baby today I will officially be part of this thread. We have a local festival going on in our town and I did try to walk around a lot yesterday, but I don't consider that an induction technique - just something that's good to do anyways. I admit that I was hoping it would get things moving though. I'd love to be in the 5% of people that have due date babies!

 

My DS was induced, as in medically induced, and it was such a terrible experience (came very close to an unecessary C-section). So I fully intend to allow my LO and my body to be completely ready for birthing. But I am feeling more and more miserable by the second! I feel like a cowgirl moseying around. I'm trying to decide whether or not to go to church today. It would be kind of fun to see the looks on people's faces when I tell them that my due date is today!

post #17 of 33

I'm 40 weeks and 2 days now...I'm not doing anything crazy, but I am eating pineapple, drinking lots of RRL tea, and doing lots of walking.  We went on a walk down to the park last night and when we got back I had contractions every 20 minutes for about 3 hours...then they went away overnight.  I live in Texas, and it's just so dang hot here I can't walk outside from 7am to 8pm.

post #18 of 33
Thread Starter 

42 weeks today. Never thought I would get this far. Please send labour vibes if you can spare them...would really love to have this babe before July!!!

post #19 of 33

hug2.gif You poor thing. I can only imagine how frustrated you're probably feeling right now. Come on baby! dust.gif

post #20 of 33

i will be 42 wks tomorrow. my midwife is laid back but had me set up a u/s for biophysical of the baby on Friday. i'm so hoping i don't have to go. i told the baby that our last u/s was the last and would hate to be wrong. i feel good. i was overdue with ds and medically induced for low fluid at 41w6d and ended up with a baby who never descended past -1 and a c/s. i am really doing everything possible for a HBAC. i'm seeing a chiro 2x a week, walking, sex, trying to dance this baby down, drinking rrl by the gallon. i may p/u some epo. i feel like i just have to have this baby before Friday. thanks for letting me vent. birthing vibes to all you mama's!

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