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post #21 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
42 weeks and 1 day.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
2 previous and they were induced, one at 41w4d and one at 41w3d.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?
She did not and was very relaxed at my being beyond 40 weeks. At 41 weeks and 5 days I decided to try castor oil and black and blue cohosh but it did not have any effect at starting labor. My labor finally started completely on its own without any help at all.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
LMP and and ultrasound.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
He was very healthy at birth, though he was 10 lbs. and had dry skin which supported the idea that he had been well past 40 weeks.
post #22 of 114
My oldest DD's homebirth, over 8 years ago...
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
According to my EDD, 41+3. However, I found out I was pregnant after leaving one relationship and starting another, and a DNA test after the birth showed that she was actually conceived two weeks earlier! Thus, actually, 43+3 or so.
2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
This was my first.
3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?
I had a CNM. She never mentioned induction at all.
4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
I didn't know my LMP. I had an early dating U/S, which apparently was not the least bit accurate.
5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

She was my smallest baby (8#14), long and lean, and had lots of thick hair. No problems - and could roll over almost from birth. Not much vernix, no lanugo.

My EDD was the 10th, and came and went without any sign of anything, which I pretty much expected because of my family history (I was born at 42 weeks myself), and because I was a 1st time mom. On the morning of the 18th, I lost my mucous plug. I went for a long walk that afternoon, and, when I got home, suddenly had an insatiable craving for peanut butter sandwiches - I ate six of them before I even knew what I was doing.
Soon after that, I started having regular contractions, at about 10 minute intervals - mild ones which felt like menstrual cramps. My SO came home, and we watched the Simpsons together... by the end of the show, I could no longer talk through contractions, so I called the midwife. She arrived soon after, checked me, and told me I was "doing great", to which I replied "not if I'm only one centimeter" - turns out that's exactly how far I was.
The midwife left, I told my SO he should get some sleep, and I spent the next several hours pacing the badroom and bathroom in the dark, stopping to lean on the sink during contractions. I felt like lying down would be unbearable. Around midnight I felt overwhelmed and like I must be making some progress, so we called the midwife again and she showed up with her assistant in tow. I was 5cm, if I recall correctly, and started to get panicky and discouraged at the thought that I still had so far to go. I continued to pace, and tried holding on to the top of a door during contractions, almost wanting to climb out of the pain, or at least lengthen my back, which was starting to really hurt. Tried getting in the bath at one point, but when a contraction hit I felt trapped and freaked out - I actually needed to be helped out of the tub.
At some point, I was apparently so loud that the neighbors called the police, but the midwife met them at the door and reassured them all was well. At another point, I recall being checked and told I had a lip of cervix left - I had to lie on my back to have it pushed out of the way, which was excruciating. Shortly after I started pushing, my water broke and there was light meconium. We discussed our options and decided to stay home... I stood up to push, with my partner supporting me from behind. It was a huge relief, since pushing seemed to reduce the pain I was feeling, although I also was a bit frightened by the power of the pushing urge - afraid I wouldn't be able to breathe. I drank a little RRL tea at some point, but threw up immediately afterwards.
Finally, at 1pm on the 19th, after 3 hours of pushing, my DD was born "sunny side up". I felt prouder and more relieved than at any other time before or since - absolutely euphoric. She never cried, but was very alert and started nursing right away.
These days, she's a delightful, spirited 3rd grader. :

My younger children were born at home, too, earlier (41 and 39 weeks) and after shorter labors.
post #23 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

41+2

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?


This was baby #4. #1 & 3 were a few days early #2 was 3 days over


3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

This was UC I did take castor oil but was already in early labor not sure if it worked or if it just cleaned me out.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

Ovulation and a early U/S agreed.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

She was so dry she peeled 2 times from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. My son won't look at her newborn pictures he thinks it is gross. It did look pretty awful. And zero vernix. I think I found a smidge in the cracks in her armpits. She looked really healthy though.

She was my easiest birth of all four and she was my biggest at 8#8oz.

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post #24 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

41 w, 3 d

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?

0. She was my first.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

Nope. In fact, my MW (CPM) actually encouraged me to lie to MIL, who was pushing for hospital induction, and tell her that the "due date" had been pushed back!

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

LMP

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

She looked complete, like perfectly baked cookies--not too doughy, not to burnt, just perfectly golden! She didn't have that crinkly "newborn" look. She just looked . . . complete. I cannot think of a better word.
post #25 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

43 weeks 1 day

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?

None. She was my first.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

My midwife didn't push any techniques but she did send me to a hospital for an ultrasound to check the fluid levels and placenta at 43 weeks, where they bullied me mercilessly trying to get me to accept an induction, but for no other reason than the fact that I was 43 weeks. They were absolutely horrified that someone had 'let' me get that far!


4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

LMP

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

She had some dry peeling skin on her hands and feet, but that was it. She weighed 8lb 13 oz which was smaller than I'd been expecting as big babies run in my family.

(Side note - she was posterior and asynclitic and I had PROM with her at 42 weeks 3 days, though it was most likely a hindwater leak that resealed. I ended up transferring to hospital [a whole other story] because my midwife didn't seem prepared or capable of doing anything to help me progress when I got stuck at 10 with a cervical lip. I honestly believe that with some good position changes and some encouragement DD would have been safely born at home.
I'll also add that my mother had both me and my brother at about 42 weeks, and her mother had her sister at 46 weeks [and that was a VBAC!]!!! So I knew that going 'post dates' ran in the family. Although, when my mom reminded me about how long my gran went, when I was at about 42 weeks and feeling miserable; she was trying to make me feel better, but I just broke down - I couldn't imagine going any longer! It was awful!
I'm extremely wary of EDDs now. For starters, you're not actually overdue until you pass 42 weeks, but very few people seem to know that, even doctors who should know better. I know that had I been receiving mainstream care I would have been pressured about induction as soon as my EDD went by. I've also read somewhere that 1st time moms go, on average, 10 days over their EDD. My question would be, why not readjust the EDD to take that into account? Move the EDD of all first time moms 10 days up and you avoid all the induction stress!
post #26 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
My first was born at 42 weeks, 5 days by c-section.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
This was my first.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?
Unfortunately no, I wish they had suggested it. But on my own I used EPO, castor oil twice, and nipple stimulation.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
We knew they exact day that we inseminated and that I ovulated, so there was no question as to the actual due date.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
The baby was 11.7, so he definetly had been baking awhile. His placenta did show signs of of breaking down and calcifiying already, as well as his vernix was completly gone to be replaced with amniotic fluid that had crystalized and gave him the appearance he was covered in glitter. So he was by all means overdue.
post #27 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
My daughter was born at 41w, 5d overdue.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
This was my first.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

My doula suggested raspberry tea, acupuncture, massages, which we did. But the key was sex - uncomfortable sex, but it did the trick! I felt "something" about 5 mnutes afterwards and it all went from there. My midwives sent me for a fluid check and whatever other test they do for overdue babies, and everything was fine. They were pushing to induce which I was VERY resistant to. (Hence the desperate decision that Mr. slylives had to take one for the team )


4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.) 5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

We had an U/S. No real issue of the dates, although I think if anything she was more overdue than we thought (based on LMP she "should" have been born 3 full weeks earlier). She was born vaginally, no intervention or medication, and weighed 9lbs, 9 ozs.
post #28 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?


42 weeks exactly.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?


None, first baby.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?


At around 41 weeks my midwife offered me a sweep, but was supportive when I declined. At 41 w 6 d I had to go see the back-up ob, who wanted me to go in for a scan to check baby, but said he was fine with me going to 43 weeks without further review.

I knew that I was "overdue" & I would be offered induction techniques (I was also told to eat pineapple, have sex etc), but they were not pushed on me at all. I declined because I didn't "feel" overdue. I felt like everything was going on as normal & the baby was fine. Had something felt off I don't know what I would have done.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

LMP & ultrasound.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

None of the above except a degree of placental calcification.
post #29 of 114
all 3 of mine have been post due date babies
1st exactly 41 weeks (1999)hopsital
at 41 week appt. membranes stripped baby born that night 8lbs 6 oz

2nd exactly 41 weeks (2004) home
at 41 week appt. membranes stripped baby born that night 10lbs

3rd 40 weeks 5 days(2008)home
water broke and waited he came 10 lbs 10 oz.

sweeps were mentioned to move things along except with 3rd I was gbs+ so did not want to do any exams
with 3rd she suggested castor oil natural methods after water broke to move things along since contractions had not started but I waited it out
used LMP to date and was very exact on that nothing to suggest the date was wrong
post #30 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

I was 41wks and 2 days

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
This was my first baby

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?
Nope! she didn't seem to be concerned at all.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
LMP, and I was charting so I was positive of my dates

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
She had a little vernix, but that was it.

I ended up taking castor oil, and about 12 hours later she was here.
post #31 of 114
happy to see a discussion of this topic, specifically.

My first preg was 37 weeks (33 years old), my 2nd was 42w5d (37 years old). My mw was confident that all was ok. We joked about it mostly, BUT she received pressure in the community from others about just letting me go. I did take primrose, with no effect, and we resorted to cohosh, and she was born less than 24 hours later. My story (below) talks about my thoughts & feelings during those days. I was nervous, but I think it was peer pressure that made me that way - my body was doing what it was supposed to be doing. My dates were calculated from LMP, conception, and ovulation (used an ovulation predictor for 2nd preg). My cycle is 24-25 days long, and I ovulate about day 7-8. 2nd baby was wrinkled and peely and almost 2 pounds bigger than 1st baby. Placenta was normal. The only consistency between the births was that they were 2-5 days before the New Moon. If that holds true, this baby will be born about Dec 23, about 42 weeks. (42 years old this time)

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post #32 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

With baby #1 - 41 wks, 3 days. With baby #2- 41 weeks, 5 days.



2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
Both of mine were overdue-my mom was overdue with me, with my sister, but was early with her third, my brother.



3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

With baby #1 - They (my midwives) seemed a little bit concerned that I was going so far post-dates, so they scheduled a non-stress test, but I went into labor spontaneously that day. With this pregnancy my daughter had always had a good heart rate and moved around a lot so I wasn't too concerned.

With baby #2- Her heart rate was always around 120 bpm in the later part of my pregnancy, which from what I understand is the lowest point of normal (any lower and we'd have concerns), and after about 41 weeks 3? days? we did a non-stress test which was honestly less than reassuring. She didn't move much at all, even when prompted when I drank some orange juice. She really hadn't moved much throughout my entire pregnancy, but by this time little alarm bells were going off in my head. My midwives called me in two days later to tell me that they wanted to strip my membranes because they are not allowed to attend births that take place after 42 weeks. At this point, I was two days from 42 weeks and did NOT want to deliver at a hospital hooked up to pitocin with frantic doctors, so I went in and let them strip. It was uncomfortable, yes, but I was already 4cms dilated and the stripping sent me into labor nearly right away.


4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

With baby # 1 and # 2 we used mostly early ultrasound since I can never for the life of me remember when my LMP is. FWIW, I can of am iffy about the "due date" calculations they do at the OBs office. I think in some cases it can lead to incorrect due dates and trouble for mothers who may in fact not be "post dates".

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

With baby # 1 - She still had vernix on her, not heavily, but it was definitely present. She had no peeling or loose skin, and her placenta was bloody, normal, and definitely healthy. Her weight was 9lbs 5oz (she was a big girl!).

With baby # 2 - Totally different story. She was *most definitely* post dates. She had no vernix and also loose, dry, peeling and cracked skin. When the placenta came out it was obviously aged and was much whiter than my other placenta. I think it was a very good idea to strip my membranes that night. Oh, and she was 7lbs 6oz, so nearly a good two pounds smaller than her sister.
post #33 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

42 1/2 weeks.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?

None.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

No, my OB said she would only be concerned if I went over 43 weeks (which she has said she's never seen, but many go to 42 weeks).

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

LMP & U/S

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

She was 9 lbs 7 oz when she was born, and other than having dry skin she was normal.
post #34 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
41 weeks, 6 days.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
This was my first one.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?
Nope. In fact, she told me, "I always make up my mind that the mom is never going to have the baby, and so I just go and see how you're doing and we don't have to worry about it." Then she told me a bunch of stories about lovely healthy clients who had lovely healthy babies at 43 and 44 weeks. When I heard that, I thought, okay, I was expecting a Thanksgiving baby, but now I'll assume it'll be along sometime in January. He was born six days before Christmas. It was a nice relaxed last month.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
A somewhat inconclusive fertility chart, and LMP.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
He was 7 lbs 6 oz and had a nice crop of hair, just like both his parents (one of whom was induced early). His placenta was beautiful. He was obviously born exactly when he was ready.
post #35 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

I've had 2 go past 40 weeks. First baby was 10 days past EDD and second baby was 5 days past EDD.

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?

First baby "overdue" was my first baby ever, 2nd baby overdue was my 2nd baby yes, previous birth was "overdue" as well.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

I had planned home births for both of those babies. With my first, when I went past 40 weeks my mw had us come in for a NST and was planning to have us repeat those (I don't remember how often) until the baby came. B/c we were planning a homebirth and she was not allowed to attend births for pregnancies beyond 42 weeks, she was recommending that we do a castor oil induction a couple days before I hit 42 weeks. I did not particularly want to do that and felt stressed out about the pressure to go into labor but I really wanted a homebirth and back then I would have taken the castor oil if it came down to it. In the end, I did not use any induction techniques - natural or otherwise - to initiate labor.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

The mw calculated the EDD based on my LMP, the info I provided from doing OPK's, and the length of my cycle (which is longer than normal). I did have early u/s with both of those pregnancies and those dates lined up pretty well with our dates.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

Both babies were born with lanugo, no vernix, plump (8.8 and 9.8), no dry, peeling skin or loose or stained skin, some hair (not a whole lot), placentas looked great, latched well right away, they seemed to be born at the perfect time in both cases.

Birth story of my first baby is here and the birth story of my second baby is here.
post #36 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

40 weeks 5 days - very fast (40 min. --9 contractions total) unmedicated surprise unassisted birth

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?

1 previous birth, induced at 38 weeks due to IUGR (intrauterine growth retardation)

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

We did do a membrane sweep at 40w 2 days. Midwives have to consult with an OB at 41 weeks and at 42 weeks the OB's induce :
I was ok with it, but in retrospect, I wish I didn't and just let things be. I did NOT want to do an OB consult though, so I consented to get things moving.


4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
LMP and U/S

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
Dry peeling skin, long nails

dd2's birth story is here
post #37 of 114
Olivia Marie

1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born? 42 weeks

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well? This was my first birth.

3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed? My care provider did not push anything. She educated me on my options. I was the one who wanted to push things along. I was huge and uncomfortable and wanted to meet my baby. I tried castor oil, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and teas. I wanted to avoid an induction, but I was finally induced at exactly 42 weeks.

ETA: She pooped inside me while I was in labor.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.) Ultrasound

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?) My daughter was born with some peeling skin and a full head of hair that was almost an inch long. There was also very little amniotic fluid. In fact, my water never actually broke.
post #38 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?

43 and 1/2

2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?

I had two inductions at 40 weeks and 5 days #3 came on own 39 weeks and 4 days.


3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

No. Ihad a homebirth midwife. She did wonder if my dates were off (which they were not) Also I measured 3 weeks behind, but I always do.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)

Cycle dates and pregnancy test.

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)

I had hypoglycemia, but I always do.

SHe was born in the bag of waters. No signs of distress. No meconium. Weight was 7 lbs 3 oz. Perfectly healthy
post #39 of 114
My DD was almost 43 wks. My MW did put me on homeopathics & herbs towards the very end of wk 42 (we had already stretched my due date anyway) to avoid hospital interferance. Pre labor began on the evening of my very last day of opertunity to not get a hospital involved. 3 days later we wound up at the hospital anyways for a cord entanglement situation that had no remidy other that c/s. We think that might be part of why labor wasn't starting though, she was never really able to reach even the cervix fully. I suppose this isn't the kind of story you were looking for. But for any one who is curious it's in my sig, warning... it's long. Oh, & yeah, she had peely flaky very over due skin. & grade 3 placenta.

Last fall though my MW attended two of births arround the same time, one that was over due & still had vernix, one that was early & didn't.

Anyways, I was a 42 wks, no induction natural birth, the Dr. threatend to induce cuz my moms water broke & nothing happened. But 12 hrs later aparently I got going on my own.

Also, I know a woman whose said her now grown daughter was almost 44wks. I assume she had a natural unmedicated uninduced birth. I didn't get the whole story, but that was the jist I got.
post #40 of 114
1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
My fifth, and last, baby was 42 weeks 1 day, or 42 weeks 4 days depending on who you believed.
2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
3 previous births. The 2 after my first VBAC were overdue. My 4th baby was 41 weeks 1 day OD.
3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?

No. My midwives did mention they would like me to have a NST at 42 weeks, but then kindly moved my due date for me.

4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
LMP, 2 U/S

5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
Peeling skin. He was also at least 1 pound heavier than my other babies. He had stained skin and did have meconium, but he had a 10 apgar and was just fine.
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