Originally Posted by AlmostCrunchyMama
I am aware each pregnancy is different, goodness nows all 3 of mine were.
That being said, again, speaking for myself, knowing the risks of the placenta becoming less and less viable ( did I spell that correctly? ) would worry me.
I would not be comfortable going past 41 or 42 weeks. I know exactly when my children were conceived. I have always been very sure of my dates.
I would be worried if I were in the OP shoes.
Offering the suggestion of going to a trained health care professional is just as supportive as offering " good vibes'.
I, just happen to think my advice is better.Again, IMO.
Some babies cook fast, some babies cook slow, and some simmer on low heat forever (well almost of course)
Maybe say, 37 weeks has been the normal average for you, but the OP seems clearly within her range of normal and has even had an NST and US on top of that.
The way you quotated "good vibes" honestly feels like a sarcastic eye roll to me personally, and it comes off as you don't want to learn about or have interest in UC (which is fine) but this is a support board after all. I don't pray, I like to conserve my candles, I don't perform Reiki, I don't turn around 3 times and spit on the ground.
I don't have many other ways to put down that I'm thinking of someone on the internet, so vibes suffice for me. I also feel that I know a great deal about birth than just voodoo vibes and I learn something new often (which is exciting)...in the end, here, in a support forum, when one is waiting for the labor to start and then to finish, well that's it it's all up to mom, not us, though information may reciprocate sometimes as needed. She's (general she) already often has been through the emotional and mental work of preparing for a UC.
So yes it often seems like we're ignorant folk just sending away vibes, I guess. It seems you are sticking around, I welcome you to continue to do so.
|Support of a choice is not all or nothing. It is about knowing what the risks are, understanding and being willing to deal with the outcomes.
Hey I agree...but we're just disagreeing on what is a risk here. Only the OP can truly decide what would be risky for her. It appears she is doing/feeling just fine and so is her babe.
Honestly I feel that in general the fear of the placenta up and going kaput on a timer is a fear that is ingrained into OBs when they get trained and in turn, gets ingrained into the women they care for and then onward into society...very pervasive, getting worse and worse as Dr's attempt to shield themselves from med malpractice. Bad situation all around.
Replace placental failure with "CPD" or "low fluid" or any other many-times-BS dx and it's the same thing.
Anyone have text handy from the old "Ten Month Mama" pages from birthlove.com? There were a couple of 46 weekers on there, who did just beautifully. Not as common as 43/44 weeks but I think it speaks for a lot of what normal really is when don't tinker with nature.
: New cute smiley - couldn't resist.