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OMG this is testing my patience. Days of prodromal labor and it always fizzles out. I seriously am going to go crazy at some point. I've had acupuncture, I've dealt with every emotional "block" I can think of, I've walked and gone swimming. I just don't know what else to do. I have times when I'm happy and feel like progress is being made and then I have times like right now when I feel like the whole world can go to hell and this baby is never going to come. UGH! Today is 41+2

OK vent over. COME OUT!


UPDATE 1:
I'm 41+6 today (Monday) and a repeat C-section is scheduled for Wednesday. I am devastated at the potential loss of my HBAC. I've had signs of labor off and on for the past few weeks but so far my body just hasn't gone into labor. I'm so sad and no one in my family really understands. I once felt so connected to this baby in my tummy and now I feel quite detached from the process and the baby. I've done nothing but cry since Friday. We only planned to have two children, so unless I go into labor before Wednesday, I will never actually give birth to a child. It just wasn't supposed to be this way...I really thought I would at least have the opportunity to try for a VBAC. I knew that there was a possibility of transfer and repeat C-section, but at least I would have had a chance. And it just doesn't feel fair! I did everything "right" this time...midwife, good nutrition, exercise, hypnobabies, etc etc. I feel like I wasted a sh!tload of money, too. Midwife, childbirth education, homebirth supplies, the list goes on. And now we're going to have to pay for a C-section on top of it all. I haven't told my 4yo DS yet because I cry everytime I talk about it. He was very excited about the waterbirth and having the midwives come to our house. Thanks for letting me vent. Not a happy day here

Update 2:
At 4:20am Wednesday, my water broke I had a very intense 7 hour labor and birthed my VBAC baby girl AT HOME IN THE WATER!!! with only moments to spare before the scheduled c-section!!!!!!! I called and left a message with my Dr's answering service 40 minutes before I was to arrive that I would not be coming in. We are absolutely thrilled, relieved, exhausted, etc. My mom and son were there to see her be born which was just amazing. She was born with her hand behind her back and had shoulder dystocia which was quite painful and intense, but she is otherwise perfect! I am bruised and have some skid marks, but no tears. Today was 42+1 and her placenta was definitely done, but she seems so tiny at 8lbs 5oz. Her name is Mollie Annabel and she was born at 11:27am. Whew! What a roller coaster of emotions the past few days have been!
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Sending you labor vibes!
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You know I'm thinking a crowbar is about the only way to get these over due babies out, LOL.
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You know I'm thinking a crowbar is about the only way to get these over due babies out, LOL.

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I'm right there with ya. I've had so many false alarms that have lead to nothing, I'm losing my mind. I won't even know when it's the real thing, at this rate.
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You know I'm thinking a crowbar is about the only way to get these over due babies out, LOL.
Please, tell me more about the crowbar induction method...

My OB included "baseball bat" in a random list of things to try this weekend... I think it's along the same lines.

I think baby's holding out for an Earth Day birthday. Or possibly just going to wait until about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday to break my water, so that it's too late to cancel the babysitter for our anniversary dinner reservations!
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Or possibly just going to wait until about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday to break my water, so that it's too late to cancel the babysitter for our anniversary dinner reservations!
This is probably most likely the case. Include that with the fact it's a full moon and that's about as good of an induction method as any!!
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Full moon plus thunderstorms we are supposed to get are getting me hopeful. All of my kiddos have been born during storms hopefully this one will want to follow suit.
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Update in Post 1
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Ohh I'm so sorry. You have a couple more days, keep the faith mama!
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My DD1 was my HBAC and she came at 41 w 6 d!

My midwife was threatening to transfer me to the OB I was seeing for shadow care if we went past 42 weeks. : I spent the last three days before my DD1's birth just crying and rocking.

I know how tough it can be when you're up against artificial deadlines.
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I'm so sorry I'll be thinking of you and hoping that you go into labor on your own before then.
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I'm sending you labor vibes, and also peace for whatever the outcome may be.
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I'm so sorry. I really hope you go into labor soon.
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many labor vibes to you, mama. Keep up the hope, you've still got a few days!

I'll be thinking of you. :
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I'm in the same place mama. I'm 41 weeks Wednesday, and have been having contractions on and off for a week. Mine have just fizzled out too. I'm planning an HBAC too. Is the c-section something your practitioner thinks is necessary? Can they try some form of induction first? Will you midwife do an herbal induction? I so hope the best for you, as I know how you must be feeling right now. This will be my last babe too.
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I'm so sorry, mama. I can feel the sadness in your words, and I'm tearing up. Will your midwife give you a few extra days beyond Wednesday, or is she bound by law to transfer you at 42 weeks? Hopefully something will happen on its own in the next couple days. I'm sending you strong labor vibes.
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It sounds like your body has been gearing up. I hope that it picks up the pace so that you can have your HBAC! These rules about not going over 42 weeks raise my blood pressure. Sending labor vibes...
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Thank you all for your replies. This is such a hard time and it is so difficult not to feel like my body has once again failed. Midwives aren't technically legal here and since this is a VBAC I've been seeing a MD as backup, although I certainly never told him that. My DS was a "failed induction" and I never went into labor until the pitocin. I don't want another induction, especially as a VBAC, so the deal the MD and I made was a C-section at 42 weeks. He's kept his word and didn't pressure me earlier. Baby and I have both been perfectly fine during the whole pregnancy. I just never actually thought I'd be in this position. WTF won't I just freaking go into labor? This baby deserves a gentle entrance into this world. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE body go into labor NOW. If only there were a magic pill...
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If only there were a magic pill...

Ohhh, I'm really hoping you go into labor today!!! Sending good thoughts your way. . .

And I hear you on the magic pill. If you find a few, send one my way!
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