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I feel so disheartened

post #1 of 14
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My official due date was April 27th. I'm no where near going into labor. Baby is at -3, cervix is barely a fingertip dilated, no contractions, etc. I feel so freaking exhausted and I am terrified I am going to go another two weeks like I did with my first son.

I just want to crawl into bed and cry right now. I don't even know what I can do to try to get labor started. I feel like we are doing what we can... I'm worried my body doesn't even know how to go into labor.

Can I have a snuggle?
post #2 of 14
Rosie, I will crawl in bed with you and snuggle. Then we can have a good cry together.
I was due april 22 and still nothing except for b/h and pain when I walk. oh and now I am puffy.
I spent a lot of time crying the other night, then I rented funny movies, then I journaled...and nothing.
my mom brings the girls home today cause I miss them like mad, but I am frustrated cause it is so hard to take care of them when I am this uncomfortable.
post #3 of 14
yeah I am with you... I was due 4/27 and have had some BH ctx and stuff like that but nothing serious.. if I dont go into labor by 42w I cant have my hb ... I havent gone into labor myself before either. I am really down.
post #4 of 14
: to all of you!
post #5 of 14
Oh, mamas, plenty of s for all of you! Here's to hoping the full moon does it's thing.
post #6 of 14
yes...the full moon..I am also doing cohosh and nipple stim if I dont have her by the night of the 3rd.

I am TIRED.
post #7 of 14
You guys are three days past your due date.
There are still almost two weeks of window left.
Trust your bodies.
40 weeks is *AVERAGE*
You have 95% likelyhood of going into labor before you reach 42 weeks.
Trust your bodies, after all they grew a baby and that's WAY more complicated than evicting the baby.

post #8 of 14
I'm not past my due date but I totally know how you guys feel. With my first I was 41 weeks and had BH contractions one morning very regularly (not any different than what I've been experiencing for the past 1.5 weeks) and figured it was labor ... after 5 hrs in the hospital I got sent home still being 1 cm dilated. That night I started having bloody show and the contractions got a bit stronger. I had him the next day...but I still wonder if it was from having all of those exams while in the hospital to see if my cervix was changing (the nurse wasn't very gentle). I had my 2nd at 41 weeks, too. I just really really really don't want to go to 41 (or 42) weeks this time. Today I feel so down and I'm sitting here crying at the thought of this lasting another 2+ weeks. Writing this and now reading this--I feel so silly to get hung up on a few weeks--but I am so huge right now---ughh. And why does my body insist on having all these BH contractions without changing my cervix (I was still a fingertip on Monday).
post #9 of 14
Hang in there. You're so very close. One way or the other, you will be seeing your sweet babes soon.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Synchro246 View Post
You guys are three days past your due date.
There are still almost two weeks of window left.
Trust your bodies.
40 weeks is *AVERAGE*
You have 95% likelyhood of going into labor before you reach 42 weeks.
Trust your bodies, after all they grew a baby and that's WAY more complicated than evicting the baby.

Actually, acording to Dr. Bradley (DH and I are just re-reading his book as we await labour) average is 41 weeks and 1 day.... I don't think I'm going to make it that far now... *sigh* so much for the best laid plans! Oh, and this baby just feels HUGE these days.... I don't feel huge though, just the baby, and that is a little weird. There's just NO room left to grow any more!
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by darsmama View Post
yes...the full moon..I am also doing cohosh and nipple stim if I dont have her by the night of the 3rd.

I am TIRED.
i think because i have a nursing toddler the nipple stim barely brings on bh these days
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
Actually, acording to Dr. Bradley (DH and I are just re-reading his book as we await labour) average is 41 weeks and 1 day.... I don't think I'm going to make it that far now... *sigh* so much for the best laid plans! Oh, and this baby just feels HUGE these days.... I don't feel huge though, just the baby, and that is a little weird. There's just NO room left to grow any more!
That's even better! That means the "due date" of April 27th should really be May 5th. . .
post #13 of 14
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That's even better! That means the "due date" of April 27th should really be May 5th. . .
Yep, it also means that the doctors and other care providers who keep pushing women into inductions at 41 weeks or even before make me that much more irritated!
post #14 of 14
big mamas!!! it is so hard at the end. your babies will be here soooo soon though.

hang in there.
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