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post #41 of 58
I've been popping in and reading posts here, but haven't posted on the due date club since I registered in March.

Anyway...I'm still pregnant - 9 days past my due date and under pressure to set up a c-section. I'm VBA2Cing, and the doctors are getting freaked. I'm huge - way bigger than with either of my other two. My u/s due date was July 7th, and I thought this baby would probably come in late June or early, early July. But, the last couple days, I've been getting occasional contractions. They're not regular, and I hope everything's okay...and I hope baby arrives tomorrow, so I don't have to argue again with my OB...
post #42 of 58
It is my due date today.

No signs. Not a twinge. So much for second babies coming earlier than the first . My weight is still going up (43 lbs now), while last time LOSING weight was a sign that things were starting. I really can't see anything happening in the next 3 days or so. We are all bored silly waiting here. Plus my mother booked her flight back for Aug. 1 without asking us first : . What was she thinking? We may well have to fork out for another ticket for her.

We had sex last night for the first time in ages - didn't do much for me, but it got those spermies up there to hopefully get things moving. (TMI, but darn I'm soft and squishy inside! I take it that is a good sign?) I am told SWALLOWING semen is more effective... - maybe in a little OJ? I don't think I am quite ready for that one...
post #43 of 58

Rotflmao

"in a little OJ"

Bwaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Sorry you're still waiting, hon! It will be soon, I know it!
post #44 of 58
My due date has come and gone and baby is still snug inside my tummy. I went through this whole pregnancy feeling that baby was going to be early and nope, she's late.

I am trying to keep my spirits up and cherish the last quiet days yet with the increased pressure and discomfort its hard.

I am hoping to go into labor any moment, hope the other Mamas who are waiting to deliver are doing well.

Shay
post #45 of 58
Still pregnant here.
I even INGESTED without OJ last night...Nothing, nada.

Dwayne and I attempted a belly cast using paper mache method. Don't try that at home. He went to WalMart to buy some plaster of paris so we can do it. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Hmm...Just pregnant.

After we are done with the plaster of paris, I will go back to walmart and walk, walk, walk..

I'll let you all know how that goes.

Shay, I feel the same way.
post #46 of 58
I don't know why, but I have a bad feeling about how this is going to end... induction in agony, followed by c-section.

I know, I know, I am only one day 'overdue', but I honestly feel that this baby does NOT want to budge and will eventually have to be evacuated by other means. And that is NOT what I want.
post #47 of 58

Natural induction?

Nordic - have you tried anything besides activity and sex yet? I'm only asking because I'm sure that using the breastpump and taking Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum, 200x strength, 5 pellets under the tongue every 1/2 hour) is what got things going for me. You could also try castor oil, but it cleans your system out so if it doesn't get labor going, you'll still be sitting on the potty for a while.

I'm sure you know of all this stuff, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I know you feel so frustrated right now. Just keep thinking positively if you can - envision the birth you want, see your baby descending into your healthy and ready passage. I'm thinking of you!

post #48 of 58
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Originally Posted by mmgarda
Nordic - have you tried anything besides activity and sex yet? I'm only asking because I'm sure that using the breastpump and taking Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum, 200x strength, 5 pellets under the tongue every 1/2 hour) is what got things going for me. You could also try castor oil, but it cleans your system out so if it doesn't get labor going, you'll still be sitting on the potty for a while.
I wouldn't know where to start getting any of that stuff here. I guess I could order Blue Cohosh from Britain, but it will take some time to get here.

And no, I don't own a breastpump and wasn't planning on buying one.

Castor oil I won't touch - at least not until I get to 42 weeks.

But thanks for the advice!
post #49 of 58
Nordic -

Have you tried Evening Primrose Oil? I opened about 5 casuls into a little bowl and then rolled a tampon tip in the oil and inserted the tampon in my vagina for a few hours while I was napping...this works well and also ingesting pills as well as doing the above.
post #50 of 58
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Originally Posted by NordicMamma
I don't know why, but I have a bad feeling about how this is going to end... induction in agony, followed by c-section.

I know, I know, I am only one day 'overdue', but I honestly feel that this baby does NOT want to budge and will eventually have to be evacuated by other means. And that is NOT what I want.

I can relate to how you are feeling, its very similiar for me. I am 40 weeks and 5 days now and really there are no signs that labor is even thinking of starting. This is #2 so I have heard that baby may not drop until show time but its all a bit disheartning at times.

I think the thing that scares me is that my MW's can't deliver me pass 42 weeks at the center and they don't do homebirths so its like if I reach 42 weeks and no baby, I will have to go to the hospital. That alone means the process will start to look very different that what I pictured, I also have to work with the back up OB who while nice my guess is won't let things go much past that 42 week mark. I just envision a scene that starts with induction and snowballs into something else.

Shay
post #51 of 58

bs"d

Still here, still pregnant. I'm 4 days "over" now. I can wait until the weekend, because I have this vision of a baby born on Shabbos (Fri. night through Sat. night). I'd be happy to go into labor before then, too. Or after, I guess... I was really feeling impatient yesterday. I'll see how I do today. Dd was born at 40 weeks and one day (the day after her EDD), so I've never waited this long before.
post #52 of 58
I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow and have an appointment for an accupucturist to come visit me and hopefully get things started. I really want to let this little one cook as long as it wants but with the 42 week deadline looming which means my midwife has to transfer my care to an OB (and a hospital) I feel it's time to start writing up the eviction notice. Dd was late also and I forced her arrival as well. Maybe one day I'll get to find out what my body does without interference.
post #53 of 58

bs"d

ChiknGirl - How did you force your dd's arrival? Just curious what you did last time.

post #54 of 58
Another night with some cramps. Started around 1 am, stopped around 5 am this time. For a while there I was excited, thinking something was happening. But no. Everything stopped, and I feel completely as usual - except tired, of course. The cramps were just painful enough to keep me awake.

My mother is driving me nuts. Everything I say she feels the need to dispute. She knows nothing about induction, but when I say that I really, really don't want to be induced she tells me that is just because I have read 'the worst case scenario stories'. err....No, mum. I have read the totally ordinary stories of totally ordinary women who were induced, and I don't want to go that route. I don't want to lie on my back in a hospital bed being continuously monitored and fiddled with, with a deadline looming over my head for a c-section if it doesn't work. Call me weird.

I have been unable to find a website in Britain where I can order Blue Cohosh (just the black one), but EPO should be no problem. I honestly would have no idea where to get it in Sweden (they have very strict rules here on herbs and alternative medicines), so I may as well order some by post. Hey, maybe if I order a boatload, I'll go into labour before it gets here!
post #55 of 58
After some phone calls I found a store that sells EPO, so will be heading there shortly! Yay! At least I've got something new to try now.
post #56 of 58

bs"d

Cool!
post #57 of 58
Nordic, sorry to hear your mom is being so, well, argumentative, lol. Mine does the same thing, and it's really annoying. Glad to hear you found the EPO, though, and I'm hoping things move along for you soon.

I was having cramps for a while too (although they've stopped). My monitrice/doula said it was my body getting "organized", lol.

I posted this on another thread, but don't know if you saw it. My yoga teacher said there's an acupressure point on the inside of each ankle that can bring on contractions. I haven't tried it yet, since I'm not to 40 weeks, so can't comment on its efficacy, but here's how you find it:

Put your right pinky finger on the middle of your inside ankle-bone on your left ankle. Lay your other three fingers side by side on your leg (so all 4 fingers are lying next to each other). Where your index finger falls should be at or near the point. You may need to move around your leg a little to find it, but you should be at the right "height" from your ankle if you put your pinky in the right place. It should feel very tender. Apply pressure. And you can do it on both legs (left pinky finger on right ankle-bone, etc.).

I'm hoping none of us goes to 42 weeks, and we're all able to have the births we want.

Shana
EDD 7/29/05
post #58 of 58
Thanks Shanana. I'll give that a go.
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