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post #81 of 113
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Originally Posted by 1fitmom View Post

Had my midwife appointment yesterday they didn't want to do a sweep because they were all tired from all the births this past weekend....not happy. I'm 40+4 today and just want this little out. I have been pregnant for over a year ( I was pregnant last summer for 13 weeks, miscarried and was pregnant with this one a month later) so I am done. Although I too feel as if it is never going to end. I've tried walking, sex, acupressure points, and nothing. I know I should be more patient since I was late with my last two, but I just can't help it. I actually think I will so much better and get more sleep if I had this little one. This pregnancy has been hard on my body.

I love how I've asked, even begged the little one to come out, but already she's not listeningROTFLMAO.gif


Oh you poor thing, pregnant for a year! hug.gif

I have been trying *everything* too and I'm feeling so frustrated. Why is it so hard to be patient? It can't be much longer now! I'm 41 weeks tomorrow. My first came just after 39 weeks so this past 2 weeks has felt like an eternity! Serves me right for having expectations I guess.

My plan for the rest of the day: scrub all the floors in my house on my hands and knees, make DH give me prostaglandins (again) and lots of sitting on yoga ball and squatting.

The only thing so far that's given me some good contractions has been DTD, but they always fizzle out and stop after about 2 hours. Argh !!

Hang in there ladies! Labor dust to you all!
post #82 of 113
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Originally Posted by 1fitmom View Post

Had my midwife appointment yesterday they didn't want to do a sweep because they were all tired from all the births this past weekend....not happy. I'm 40+4 today and just want this little out. I have been pregnant for over a year ( I was pregnant last summer for 13 weeks, miscarried and was pregnant with this one a month later) so I am done. Although I too feel as if it is never going to end. I've tried walking, sex, acupressure points, and nothing. I know I should be more patient since I was late with my last two, but I just can't help it. I actually think I will so much better and get more sleep if I had this little one. This pregnancy has been hard on my body.

 

I love how I've asked, even begged the little one to come out, but already she's not listeningROTFLMAO.gif


Wait a minute. I saw your video of you doing the pole dance! You look great at 40+4! 

 

I think that's pretty unfair that your midwife practice didn't want to do a sweep because "they were all tired from all the births this past weekend." What about you? I would have been pretty pissed, honestly.

 

post #83 of 113
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Originally Posted by radicaleel View Post



Oh you poor thing, pregnant for a year! hug.gif

I have been trying *everything* too and I'm feeling so frustrated. Why is it so hard to be patient? It can't be much longer now! I'm 41 weeks tomorrow. My first came just after 39 weeks so this past 2 weeks has felt like an eternity! Serves me right for having expectations I guess.

My plan for the rest of the day: scrub all the floors in my house on my hands and knees, make DH give me prostaglandins (again) and lots of sitting on yoga ball and squatting.

The only thing so far that's given me some good contractions has been DTD, but they always fizzle out and stop after about 2 hours. Argh !!

Hang in there ladies! Labor dust to you all!


DTD contrax afterwards would also fizzle out- I would also sit in the tub twiddling my nipples and get some good strong BH's but they too would fizzle out. I swear by my acu induction and it also shortens labor time and really did in my case. I also megadosed on red raspberry (starting using tinctures and capsules as well as tea which I had been using all along) and megadosed on Borage oil (it's stronger than EPO) and I think it helped as well as using 4 different homeopathics daily- I also used caulliphylum in labor several times and I think that also contributed to a rapid labor/birth. One thing I will say which is weird the two pregnancies I did use Borage/EPO towards the end even though I wasn't more than 1 Cm dilated when labor began those 2 labors were very rapid. My only hesitancy in using it this time was that my 15 YO son's birth was very quick (whole thing under an hour as well) but he passed mec and I was scared that would happen again. My new baby passed mec within 30 minutes of birth and it was profuse so I don't know if there's a link there with my megadosing and homeopathics or if it was just a coincidence. In any event- I am wishing you ladies strong labor vibes, I was really at the end of my rope being 10 days later, no air con and a heat wave and baby still chose to be born on hottest day of month!

 

post #84 of 113

Just downed a castor oil smoothie and a lot of water to help stay hydrated today. I've been having bloody show and losing plug since yesterday so those are positive signs that baby is ready! 

 

Went walking at an outdoor mall with my sister and three nieces last night for a few hours in hopes to get baby in a good position. It definitely got me some contractions and pretty achey back last night before bed. So exciting!

 

Now I'm going to try and sleep a bit more! Good luck mamas who are waiting.

post #85 of 113

41 and 1 day here! Still don't have many pre-labor signs~Have my NST tomorrow and then MW appt after where I will likely get swept :) My midwife is full this end of the month and has a mama 14 days over now, so maybe we are all just waiting on some space to birth in. I would honestly have a rested and refreshed midwife attending for safety and attention than a tired and overworked one, so you could think of that as a good thing...

Hang in there mama's, my favorite lyric and song includes~" All good things in all good time".

post #86 of 113

Castor oil seems to be doing something - I am having some light contractions every 10-15 minutes for awhile now. Hopefully they pick up soon! Lots of bloody show today too. 

 

 

post #87 of 113

40+5 days here...I took castor oil on Sunday and had a whole night of contractions 2-4 mins apart that just went away by morning...this is baby number 4 and I'm just stunned that that was not the real thing! Disappointed and not thinking I'll take it again - it just wasn't worth it.  Saw my midwife today - they don't do any vaginal checks here at all so I've got no way to get a stretch and sweep done unless I can convince DH to do it - I can't reach my cervix.  I've got until next friday to have this baby or I'll lose my homebirth...REALLY don't want that. Tonight it's a bit stormy outside and it sure feels like a good night to have a baby. 

 

New moon this weekend - maybe that will do the trick for us all???? labour vibesdust.gif

post #88 of 113
40 weeks 6 days... I saw my midwife today and had a NST and cervical check. The baby is doing great and I'm 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced. She tried to stretch my cervix a bit and that hurt. I've had some pretty strong contractions over the past few days and one while I was on the monitor today.I have a sonogram tomorrow and I'm scheduled for a foley induction on Tuesday. I really hope it doesn't come to that.
post #89 of 113
41+1 today and just got home from a midwife appointment. Baby is doing great and is really really low in my pelvis. Midwife says anytime this weekend works great for her, but no pressure LOL. Out of all her current clients I'm next to go!

I've had prodromal action for the past 3 nights, lots of mucus but unfortunately no blood. My goodness I am just exhausted! Sitting on yoga ball now, just ate a bunch of pineapple. Gonna have DH do pressure points on my ankles again, watch a movie, eat a good dinner. I just want to be done. Baby I'm ready when you are! Come onnnnnn!
post #90 of 113
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41+1 today and just got home from a midwife appointment. Baby is doing great and is really really low in my pelvis. Midwife says anytime this weekend works great for her, but no pressure LOL. Out of all her current clients I'm next to go!

I've had prodromal action for the past 3 nights, lots of mucus but unfortunately no blood. My goodness I am just exhausted! Sitting on yoga ball now, just ate a bunch of pineapple. Gonna have DH do pressure points on my ankles again, watch a movie, eat a good dinner. I just want to be done. Baby I'm ready when you are! Come onnnnnn!


I kept eating eggplant too(supposed to help)- my last meal (night before) was eggplant.

post #91 of 113

Officially hit 40 weeks today.  I'm ready to go anytime.  My mom is out for 3 more weeks and she is anxiously awaiting his arrival (no pressure though).  We arranged it so that even if I went to 42 weeks that she would still be around for at least a week to enjoy his sweetness.

 

My MW says Wed is a good day for her.  Her and her assistant both have "clear" schedules.   Come out baby, come out!

 

post #92 of 113

How are all you ladies feeling today?  I'm 40+4 and woke up to crazy nausea and loose bowels... My husband laughed that I'm the only person to feel happy about that. I'm just hoping it's the start of something.  I can barely walk anymore from the pubic pain and my 2 year old is going nutso without a mommy who can jump and climb with her.

post #93 of 113

41 weeks today.  Baby is lower which is good but more uncomfortable. My homebirth midwife called today and while she's very laid back and thinks waiting is better, she offered to at least do a "sweep".  I'm hoping it gets something going and it'll be my first check so I'll get to at least know what's going on with my cervix as I can't reach it.

post #94 of 113
My sonogram went well! Baby is super cute and super ready to come out... now she just needs to do so!
post #95 of 113


LOVE this!! 

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Originally Posted by guatemama1 View Post

41+3 today!

 

My main goals:

  • Ignore constant "Baby?-before-saying-hello" inquiries
  • Remember that an 'average' 1st timer birth is around 41.5
  • When I say I was "due" a week ago, to not feel bad when someone responds "Oh my gawd are you ok?" Not to feel like I have a defect cuz I didn't bust out into labor right on my "due date"
  • Continue to cherish these final days of my awesome belly and all the time I get with just me & baby
  • Take advantage of the time now to eat well and sleep well

 

I must admit I am a little nervous because I have been feeling very few pre-labor symptoms and the only thing I have to rely on is the faith I have in myself and that my body works and can totally do this. But, maybe like other women, too, I wonder: What if I'm the first woman whose baby never comes out? Then I laugh it off... yet secretly keep doubting... no, but really...



 

post #96 of 113

40+5 today. We were in a Borders bookstore, trying to get the deals while the getting is good, and while waiting in line, a woman says, "Wow. That looks uncomfortable! When are you due?" 

 

My DH, bless him, saw my face and responded so that I wouldn't fly off the handle. 

 

We did a sweep today, and while I did have a few good contractions shortly thereafter, still no labor. Our OB said she wants to see us back on Tuesday, when we'll talke Castor Oil and Black Cohosh, to see if we're in good shape to go in that direction.

 

Really trying to not get discouraged, but it's so freaking hard considering how many people are constantly asking about the baby ...

post #97 of 113
41 + 1 and I'm feeling down today. I had a few strong contractions yesterday and called DH to come home from work. By the time he got home, they'd fizzled to nothing. I lost a lot of bloody mucous yesterday, presumably due to Thursday's stretch and sweep... and I woke up at 2 this morning and lost what had to be the rest of my mucous plug. But still, nothing. I feel this foley induction looming on the horizon, and I want to cancel it. If it doesn't work, I have to have a RCS and I really can't handle that. I'm frustrated, but I'd still rather wait. Maybe the new moon will get things rolling.
post #98 of 113

I'm 41+1 today and I shouldn't be surprised that I'm late since I was 9 & 12 days late with my last two, but I'm somewhat frustrated. I've been pregnant for over a year!!!!! I got pregnant June 2010 miscarried in Sept, and was pregnant in Oct 2010. I was just so hoping this little one would be on time. In the last week I've tried everything, homeopathy, sex, acupunture, massage, walking even pineapple. I've had lots of contractions and thought I was in early labor twice, but no. I haven't been checked yet by my midwives as they have been too "busy" with other births so didn't want to do a sweep with me yet. They said I had to book an induction date just in case witch is Aug 3 (12 days past my edd). I don't want to be induced, it just sounds so painful plus it means I would have to be in the hospital (I've had 2 previous home water births). They sent me for an ultrasound yesterday to make sure baby was good, and she is, I'm suppose to go again on Tuesday if I haven't had her by then. It doesn't help that everyone is asking is today the day, how you feeling maybe you should do.....    Right like I would have a baby and not let anyone know; at this point I just want to be left alone, and have this baby come when she's ready  in a relaxed environment. I just don't feel relaxed these days, just anxious to meet this one, but its out of my hands. God I hate not having control...lol

post #99 of 113

JoEngland  since we have the same EDD I totally feel your anticipation frustration.  If I hear one more "Where's that baby?" I'm gonna cry. 

 

I took  castor oil at my midwife's recommendation this morning hoping to get something going, but all I've got is some TMI bowels going on but no contractions not even a uncomfortable cramp. 

post #100 of 113
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Originally Posted by HeliMom View Post

JoEngland  since we have the same EDD I totally feel your anticipation frustration.  If I hear one more "Where's that baby?" I'm gonna cry. 

 

I took  castor oil at my midwife's recommendation this morning hoping to get something going, but all I've got is some TMI bowels going on but no contractions not even a uncomfortable cramp. 


Really hope you get something going! Keep us updated!

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