I just thought of it -- don't they say the change in pressure from storms can kick off labor? That would be a heck of a thing.. trying to drive through rain and wind to the hospital.. ;-)
What about the hurricane?!
I've been feeling strange too...realistically, if I go into labor during the hurricane or immediate aftermath (if there's flooding, etc) I won't be able to go to the hospital I was planning on...might even be a stretch to get to the nearby hospital which isn't nearly as good. At that point I might hang on as long as possible and take my chances with an accidental UC.
Thankfully I live less than five miles from the hospital, so I think we'd be able to make it... although the roads here flood terribly in a normal storm, and they are calling for 5-10 inches of rain. I'll only be about 35w4d when the storm hits though, so I doubt if I'll have anything to worry about. The thought did cross my mind, though!
Im hopeful- Im 38 1/2 weeks- they are ready if i am. My only worry is that the doula wouldnt be able to get there - but it's not supposed to be that bad here. A little pressure change, a little castor oil and im good to go :)
Ha! I just posted about this in the chat thread...here is what I wrote...
All of us East Coast Mama's ready for the hurricane? I'm actually hoping my birth supplies I ordered come in today or tomorrow! I am having a hospital birth but my last 2 births were so fast I wanted to be prepared in case I end up having no choice but to UC somewhere! I ordered from Confident Beginnings and they have an awesome supply list of affordable birth supplies if anyone is still looking for supplies.
They also sell a lot of herbs as well and some postpartum and BF supplies too. Anyway just looked up the tracking on that and it should be here today! Yay! Personally Id rather have her at home with DH rather than risk driving in 90mph winds in labor with 2 kids and perhaps deliver on the side of the highway! Not that Im due right now but DD was born at 37 weeks and I will be 37 weeks this weekend...thinking ahead is all! :-)
I did run to the store for some extra bottled water and propane for the camp stove. We dont have a generator and we have a well. Not too worried about it but Id rather have a few back up supplies. Ive been very crampy as well. Baby is really squirmy too! Who knows but were ready for her when she decides to make her grand entrance!!! Just praying she doesnt activate the kidney stones when in labor...GAH! Going to the chiro tomorrow to see is she cant remove her off my right ureter! lol!
Seriously!? *weeks*? What is she thinking? I'm 38.5 weeks too, and I know it could happen at any moment. Lots of women give birth before 40.
I'm in NY - so I'm planning on heading to a friends house in MA. Hopefully the storm won't be bad further inland. I'm not brave enough to attempt UC. like you other mamas!
Me too. I'm due on the 8th, and the full moon is on the 10th, so I'm not getting too excited about the hurricane bringing anything on. But if it did, I wouldn't complain...
I'm far enough inland that we probably won't get much from the hurricane, but our power likes to go out if you even think about it going out, so I'll have DH make sure we have plenty of gas for the generator. I guess it's supposed to be as bad as Isabel in '03? We lost power for 2 or 3 days back then.
I thought the full moon was the 12th.
I've been wondering if the hurricane or full moon would have any effect on anyone. With my last baby we had a hurricane come through 2 days before my due date but I still went another 6 days before baby came. So that didn't help. Full moons haven't ever helped me either. But I know some people are really sensitive to those things so it should be interesting to watch when the babies start coming!
OH YES PLESES_ have the new moon plus hurricane- PLUS my husband's prediction of the 28th- get things going.
That would be awesome for you!
Not so much for me though. The 28th is my birthday and my husband won't be back from his trip until the following day so he'd miss the birth. That would totally not be cool with me.