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Old 05-12-2014, 11:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Final Stretch! Celebrate hitting "normal term" here at 37W... you could go any day.. Are you ready?

 

I'll be there on Friday...a little anxious, still things to do to get ready and stuck with a breech still.


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I'll be 36W Wednesday. Not that I ever thought I would go this early, but it does feel good to know at that point I'll legally able to have my home birth!

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I'm at 37+1 now. At least according to pregnology & the app on my phone. The doc has me at 37 today. (Official 40wk DD is June 1st). Happy to have made it to the 'lungs should be developed enough' week!

 

Did the American OB/Gyn association not change 'full term' to 38 weeks?  http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/full-term-pregnancy-defined-more-precisely-in-u-s-1.2159432

 

I'm sure many actual midwifery & OB practices are not fully implementing it yet, as change always takes time, and for those of you who would risk out of home birth between 37 & 38 weeks if it was implemented, I'm happy it's not been yet :)


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Congrats ladies! I have a ways to go yet... I have done pulsatilla, moxa and accupuncture for breech. I think I may have moved her, but wish I had access to a cheap quick ultrasound to be sure:( sending you good baby turning energy!!!
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I'm 37 weeks today!!!!

 

VERY excited that I'm good to go for homebirth :)

Anytime now baby...anytime.

 

I have a feeling I'll go until 38.5 weeks...thats my guess.


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Congrats to those that have reached the goal.  I will be 37 weeks on the first day of my summer vacation (work at a school) so I have really been counting down the remaining school days--18 left!  I will be asking my doc about the 38 week vs. 37 week--has me curious. 

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Congrats to those that have reached the goal.  I will be 37 weeks on the first day of my summer vacation (work at a school) so I have really been counting down the remaining school days--18 left!  I will be asking my doc about the 38 week vs. 37 week--has me curious. 

18 days of school to go here too! I hit 38 weeks that next weekend, so I wouldn't mind having the baby the week after that (the 2nd week in June). Ya know, since I get to pick (ha ha).


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Congrats ladies! I have a ways to go yet... I have done pulsatilla, moxa and accupuncture for breech. I think I may have moved her, but wish I had access to a cheap quick ultrasound to be sure:( sending you good baby turning energy!!!

Not sure if it works, but I was told to try peppermint oil in a "rainbow" over the top of the belly if I was trying to turn a breech baby.  Something about baby not liking "cold".  If nothing else, it would be a nice smell and should help digestion.  Just be sure to dilute it with some coconut or other oil at first until you find a strength you like and make sure it's a good quality oil.  
I ordered more because I have found many uses for peppermint, but I'm not sure if it's easily accessible or of interest to you.  I have safely used peppermint oil during this pregnancy, but I know there are others who are afraid of it for milk production and other reasons.  Since it's not on your list, I figured it's at least worth a mention.  

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I won't be 37 weeks until some babies have already arrived, I'm sure, but if I were to go into spontaneous labor between 36-37 weeks with no obvious issues, my midwife would still attend me at home, so 37 weeks isn't a huge milestone for me for that reason.

As I understand it, the change from 37-38 weeks is to decrease the number of elective (not medically-indicated) inductions and c-sections prior to 38 weeks. I don't think it has anything to do with spontaneous labor, regardless of location, since they don't usually try to stop labor much after 34-35 weeks.

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Not sure if it works, but I was told to try peppermint oil in a "rainbow" over the top of the belly if I was trying to turn a breech baby.  Something about baby not liking "cold".  If nothing else, it would be a nice smell and should help digestion.  Just be sure to dilute it with some coconut or other oil at first until you find a strength you like and make sure it's a good quality oil.  

I ordered more because I have found many uses for peppermint, but I'm not sure if it's easily accessible or of interest to you.  I have safely used peppermint oil during this pregnancy, but I know there are others who are afraid of it for milk production and other reasons.  Since it's not on your list, I figured it's at least worth a mention.  

Thanks for the info:) My midwife made a real point of staying away from mint and teatree oil while on pulsatilla, and until the baby turns--just thought I'd mention that the two can oppose each other. I'm even using my daughter's strawberry toothpaste and weird smelling shampoo to stay away from mint.
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I'm 37 weeks today! It's nice to know that if I happen to go into labor at any time, that's okay. Now that I've said that though, I'll probably go a couple of weeks overdue!


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I'm 37 weeks today! He needs to stay put until at least after my version which is next Thursday.


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I am 37 weeks today...the endless basement renovations (although its just one room we are finishing) seem to be taking forever. I just want to get it finished so I can move my studio down there and set up the baby room, if I went into labor now I would be totally unprepared! Although we did put the plastic mattress cover on the bed the other day! 


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I hit 37 weeks on Monday, and today at my appointment I took care of the paperwork that lets me have a waterbirth. I'm feeling like the essentials are pretty much taken care of, so baby is officially allowed to come any time! 

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Technically I still have 2 hours to go, since I'm 37 weeks tomorrow, but I am so excited to have made it to "full-term". I'm still going to worry, but I feel like one of the layers of panic has lifted.  


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