Who.is still waiting?
Still here. Hang in there, mamas. It'll be our turn soon!
Only 40+1, but I think I might be getting started...maybe. Mild contractions every seven minutes or so all last night, turned to consistently five minutes all day today. I'm feeling bad about keeping my family and midwife on standby, but I think this is it...I'm having occasional little gushes of fluid, too. Not sure what it is, still haven't lost my mucous plug, but we'll see. My other labors started with SROM so having these contractions is somewhat confusing...I don't know what to think. I don't want to call people too soon, but don't want to be too late either.
38+2 now. And that's only if you look at the OB's dates - I think i'm more like 40. Shocked. In a not good way. I had 37+1, then 36. OB even asked if the kids had the same father because it was unusual for a third child to go this much later. I have zero signs of labor now. I had contractions the entire pregnancy but they've stopped weeks ago. Cervix is not effaced, not dilated. I might be looking at an induction due to tachycardia tomorrow though, with an unfavorable cervix to boot. Sigh.
I don't know of an acupuncturist, but I do know of a accupressure/cranial sacral therapist that I went to with my DD's pregnancy. I'm sure there is an acupuncturist somewhere close by, but on Spinning Babies she does recommend both accupressure and cranial sacral therapy to help turn a breech baby. He was just posterior for most of the 30 weeks, so I wasn't too concerned about anything other than he coming around to anterior, but the breech flipping (literally to and from every other day sometimes) started after 38 weeks. Why he still has so much room I have no idea :/
I'm 40+1 now, my other 2 boys went to 41w so I haven't been expecting much just yet. Strange that even my BH have stopped for the most part though. Although last night I think I had some tightening through the night that kept me from sleeping soundly. This weekend could be it, last weekend had some encouraging signs when I and the family deep cleaned the house and took a walk and went shopping. DH keeps asking me when it's going to happen, and saying stuff like he doesn't want to go back to work tomorrow so have the baby tonight. I really don't want to go back to church Sunday, people I barely know are getting impatient for this baby to come. I'm getting awfully irritable, sorta threw a fit when DS1 wouldn't listen to his math lesson today. Also I'm making the kids help much more with fetching things, clearing dishes, etc, as I'm refusing to get of the couch once I've settled in.
I have had time to get more things done though, have been sewing some cloth pads, knitting baby clothes, that sort of thing.
Problem is- this time I'm an hour away from the hospital & I have a history of postpartum hemorrhage that has been worse with each baby, which is why #4 was a planned hospital birth. I'm scared of having another short active phase & starting to bleed out at home, but we literally can't afford to keep running off to the hospital an hour away every time I have a couple of days of contractions. *sigh*
Wow, in your shoes I'd get prepared for a UC including having PPH herbs (shepherd's purse tincture rush delivered?) just in case of another sudden 5 minute labor. And I'd probably be checking my own cervix, maybe head in when it looked like there had been enough progress from that off and on stuff.