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Originally Posted by Dlynn918 View Post

Ya know guys, people keep reminding me its easier to be pregnant than to have a new baby, but I beg to differ. Perhaps I'm lucky, my babies latched on without a peep and I never minded getting up to nurse. They got up less to feed than I do now to pee or roll over. If they got fussy Id nestle them in the sling, it just wasn't hard for me. Not at first anyway, I had challenges, dont get me wrong, but the NB period was always so blissful! This pregnancy on the other hand? Enough to make me want to not have a fourth...sad enough to say cause we were going to. I don't think my body could handle it, the kidney stones, SPD and everything else. Sometimes I become concerned that because I had easy pregnancies, birth and NB's with DS and DD...so does this mean hard pregnancy, hard birth, hard baby this time? I certainly hope not, but in my darker hours it's crossed my mind. Thankfully I am feeling more like myself this week. More energy, no major SPD and the wild urge to clean and nest. Although Ive got about everything done so I just clean and reclean and wait.

 

 

And that's why I aaaalmost didn't post my last post, because I knew someone would beg to differ. That's why I added "at least for me" at the end. Believe me, I feel bad for all you mamas with SPD and other painful conditions, and I totally get why you are done being pg even though you are not to your due date yet. hug.gif

 

I am 41 weeks today and pelvic pain (but not nearly as bad as actual SPD) is only just now starting to catch up with me.

 

 

post #42 of 59
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My last baby was born at 37 weeks, so even though Im a mere two days from 40, I feel 3 weeks overdue! eyesroll.gif I was sure I was going to be early between that, and the way my body has behaved this time. 3rd babies are notoriously unpredictable from what I understand and I should have not set myself up like that. I guess we all have our challenges, hard PG, hard NB, hard toddler...no one has it easy the whole path. Im trying to stay positive now because I know there will be greater challenges to come if I reach 42 weeks!!! I am wondering if Im going to get more pressure to induce at tomorrows apt. Granted it was a drug free induction but I know once I get in the door and start that ball rollling there is no stopping it and no guarantees. Yucky. Ill pass for now.

post #43 of 59

So nice to read this thread and realize I am not alone!  I will be 42 weeks on Saturday and am so hoping this baby decides to come before then!  I do not want to get referred to the hospital and not be able to have this baby at the birth center!  I thought yesterday was it for sure and by the time we got done with our walk after dinner everything pretty much stopped.  So we are still waiting!  Sigh! 

post #44 of 59

DDC from October to say that with my DS, I labored very hard (extreme pain) for 5 nights. After the first night, I went in and was told I was still closed, but the contractions started up again every evening, and were very intense. During the day I wasn't having them as much at all, but still couldn't walk and had to be wheeled to the bathroom. I called every day and they told me to see a chiro (because the pain was in the hips and back.) After the 5th night, I went in again because I was exhausted and could not walk, and they were going to send me to the hospital for morphine so that I could sleep and be rested when labor began (they refused to think I was in labor). The MW checked me before sending me and I was 8cm. I never had regular contractions the whole labor, not ever, and never any pain other than intense hip/back pain. So, long story short, the ctrx can do their work slowly sometimes.

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DDC from October to say that with my DS, I labored very hard (extreme pain) for 5 nights. After the first night, I went in and was told I was still closed, but the contractions started up again every evening, and were very intense. During the day I wasn't having them as much at all, but still couldn't walk and had to be wheeled to the bathroom. I called every day and they told me to see a chiro (because the pain was in the hips and back.) After the 5th night, I went in again because I was exhausted and could not walk, and they were going to send me to the hospital for morphine so that I could sleep and be rested when labor began (they refused to think I was in labor). The MW checked me before sending me and I was 8cm. I never had regular contractions the whole labor, not ever, and never any pain other than intense hip/back pain. So, long story short, the ctrx can do their work slowly sometimes.

 

I find myself in a very similar situation, so your experience gives me hope that I might "beat" my induction date! 
 

 

post #46 of 59

He was born on his due date, exactly.

 

I'm actually encouraged to hear that other people have had this, because my midwives told me mine was the weirdest labor they've ever seen.

post #47 of 59

I also feel like I'm having contractions during the night, but I'm not sure since this is my first baby. Midwife keeps asking me about BH contractions, but I'm so not sure. I've had a super hard belly all of my pregnancy (probably because I am so short and short-waisted) so there's not much room for baby. I wish I knew for sure! Hang in there everybody...

post #48 of 59

If any of you non-FTMs has had a similar experience with a hard belly your whole pregnancy...how did you know you were REALLY in labor?

post #49 of 59
There really is no mistaking labor. Don't worry about not being able to tell. If you're not SURE then even if it's the early stage, it's too soon to do anything about it. When you ate in active labor and should either head to the hospital or call the mw....there's no mistaking that. You KNOW! Contractions are so much more than just your belly feeling hard. The belly hardening ones are just Braxton Hicks and not something to be concerned about anyway. You'll be looking for pelvic pressure, burning cramps, back pain, etc that comes in waves and are timeable. I know it feels different for everyone, but everyone always says... You'll know! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Earthylady View Post

There really is no mistaking labor. Don't worry about not being able to tell. If you're not SURE then even if it's the early stage, it's too soon to do anything about it. When you ate in active labor and should either head to the hospital or call the mw....there's no mistaking that. You KNOW! Contractions are so much more than just your belly feeling hard. The belly hardening ones are just Braxton Hicks and not something to be concerned about anyway. You'll be looking for pelvic pressure, burning cramps, back pain, etc that comes in waves and are timeable. I know it feels different for everyone, but everyone always says... You'll know! smile.gif


yeahthat.gif Yep, nothing to worry about - you'll know. For real. You will. thumb.gif

post #51 of 59

It's my due date today.  Looks like I'll be joining all you overdue/overdone mamas by tomorrow!

post #52 of 59

Nice to see some birth stories popping up! Not much to report on here....walking the line between encouraging labor all day long with every conceivable method and just relaxing and trying to ignore labor signs..she will come when she will come....5 days overdue, considering blue cohosh or castor oil soon.....in a state of disbelief that she is not here, as all signs were pointing to a pre-term labor.

Ah, the mysteries of the universe......I hope she's not trying to be a libra....

post #53 of 59

I've been reluctant to stop in to MDC at all, because I am now two weeks past due with no signs of any real contractions. I am just so frustrated and miserable right now and I have this amazing support group who are calling and texting and emailing me constantly and I only want to hide under the covers until this baby gets here. I don't want to see anyone and I keep sending people away. I hate this so much and I'm just clinging to the belief that he will be here before school starts next Monday, or else I will really go insane. WHY is this taking so LONG??!!

post #54 of 59

Mommel, I hear you!

All the well wishers (and even some annoyed messages from folks who assume I had the baby just forgot to tell them!) are a lot of pressure when we have no control over what is happening!

I also am wanting to hermit away until she is born.... but it feels like that will never be!

My acupuncturist said that in Europe, they consider 41 weeks full term, if that helps at all....

so you're not much "later" than that....

any plans/thoughts on how you are going to proceed? Any other mamas still waiting past dates?

 

post #55 of 59
Thread Starter 

Still thinking of all you Mama's who are in waiting! My heart goes out you all, I know how hard it is. I thought I was going to lose my mind the night before Chloe was born when my contractions started in earnest and then stopped dead 3 hours later. I sobbed myself to sleep. Just when I thought I couldn't take anymore...my water broke 5 hours later. Don't give up! Stay strong! You can do this!!! grouphug.gif

post #56 of 59

Thanks for the kind words and support, dlynn! Enjoy your precious new babe!

post #57 of 59

 

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yeahthat.gif Yep, nothing to worry about - you'll know. For real. You will. thumb.gif


Yep - this is true. As a first timer, I was so unsure about all the pre-labor, but the moment the real deal hit I knew it. There's no good way to describe the difference, either. For me, the contractions just started off painful in a way I couldn't have possibly imagined before experiencing it, and then vomiting three and half hours into that sealed any lingering doubt in my mind that my baby was on the way. 

 

Good luck to everyone still waiting! 

 

post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by mamawater View Post

Mommel, I hear you!

All the well wishers (and even some annoyed messages from folks who assume I had the baby just forgot to tell them!) are a lot of pressure when we have no control over what is happening!

I also am wanting to hermit away until she is born.... but it feels like that will never be!

My acupuncturist said that in Europe, they consider 41 weeks full term, if that helps at all....

so you're not much "later" than that....

any plans/thoughts on how you are going to proceed? Any other mamas still waiting past dates?

 


As long as the baby and I are still healthy, I will wait for as long as it takes for him to arrive... I read somewhere the other day that the longest gestation period ever record (and with a healthy bouncing baby boy, no less) was just over 17 months... yep, you read that right! Now I don't feel so badly. LOL

 

post #59 of 59

Hey ladies,

 

I don't read or post much but I am bored tonight. I am due on the 28th...next week.  Anyway, something I have found that works really well at night to stop the annoying BH's is Valerian. At the recommendation of my midwife i take the smallest dose of Valerian Root 30 drops and it helps to relieve the BH that are brought on by the end of the day stress your body is under. It won't stop real labor and it doesn't knock me out or anything. In fact I took it last night and still had between 1-3 Braxtons Hicks last night but not the annoying ligament pain or all night BH crap.

 

You can get it at Whole Foods or your local health food/supplement store.

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