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I am 6 days away from my due date. DS1 and DS2 were both c-s at 36 1/2 weeks (pre-e, failed induction 1st time). I have done everything possible to avoid high bp this time around and have succeeded wonderfully, first battle won!! I need my body to start labor on its own and avoid as many interventions as possible. But I am starting to get soooo impatient. After my 2 early births, I am feeling overdue.

My wonderful ob is willing to wait until 42 weeks to let me body do what it needs to, I just need to get to the same mindset and be patient. I have been so successful so far, and I need to keep it up! Any positive thoughts, vibes, prayers would be welcome!
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I'm giving you some relaxation/VBAC/patience vibes right now [[[[]]]][[[]]]][[[]]]][[[]]]

Okay, that was the best I could do on the computer

Anyway, the best thing I did to relieve my constant thinking about the labor (or lack there of) was to read a really good book and relax. Relaxing in a tub wasn't enough, I had to have something to take my mind off the pregnancy as well. Good luck! You'll do great!
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That's fabulous that your OB is comfortable going to 42 weeks with a VBA2C! Sounds like you have a supportive care provider.
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wow. your provider sounds wonderful.
I agree with reading a book/relaxing to take your mind off things. good luck!
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That's fabulous that your OB is comfortable going to 42 weeks with a VBA2C! Sounds like you have a supportive care provider.
that's what I was thinking!

Here's sending you some positive energy :

can't wait to read your birth story!

ribboncesarean.gif cesareans happen.
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I feel you. My VBAC attempt with our second was two days past due but our first born was at 36.5 weeks (also a failed induction, OP baby). Our VBAC ended up CBAC ( accepted interventions, bad idea). We're doing HBA2C in June/July.

It won't be long mama. Keep telling yourself that. You'll be holding your baby at the very latest within 3 weeks. Enjoy (easier said than done at this point, I know) these last few moments that you and your baby are one. Do as much imagery as possible, invision yourself at 10cm and the baby crowning. Invision you in all your strength pushing him out. Labor will come, it's so close!!!!!
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oh, and prayers your way! I saw your post on another topic earlier and as soon as I read that you were nearly due I said a prayer and invisioned your success. God is with you, you were made to do this, you can do this!!!!
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I agree that you must have a supportive OB. Of course, I hate limits placed at all, but 42 weeks is better than most.
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You can do it!

Get out of the house, if you're at home. Do something completely different that'll also help you feel like you're doing everything you can to let labor start. Have you ever taken the kids on a train ride? If you live near a big city take the kids on the commuter train into the city walk around and take the train back out. It'll give you something to do and I always feel better when I feel like I'm doing something to move things along. (A friend of mine went into labor after a long train ride and everyone recommends walking to get labor going.)

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Just an update... I'm still pregnant! Now 2 days away from due date (ok, it is almost after midnite) and at our appt today I am now 60% effaced and a fingertip dialated. More contractions, but not regular. Thanks for the good thoughts and keep them coming. Hopefully I dont make it to my next Monday appt and I can update with vba2c baby news!
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How are you doing mamma? Any contractions?

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I am now 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant

Having contractions 5-10 minutes apart since Friday morning, but no dialation (overnight hospital stay last night). Trying to stay patient and praying that my body will do what it is supposed to, when it is supposed to. Another dr appt in the morning (already scheduled) and hopefully I have progressed.
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Woo hoo mamma!!! Sounds like you're on your way now! Good luck tomorrow and remember to not let the doc do anything you're not comfortable with!

And keep us posted!

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Still sending you positive vibes I feel like I am reliving my VBAC experience through you. If so, it will all work out wonderfully
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Almost there mama! I went to 42 with my second, I actually thought I was going to go early and practically went into hiding to avoid all the comments "woah you are still pregnant?!" Lol.

I'm sure you'll be holding your little one very, very soon.

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Mama, you are doing great! I had my VBA2C at 43 wks 6 dys. You can do this! Sounds like your body is getting ready. Be patient, it's doing EXACTLY what it needs to!
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Bumpity bump!

Thinking of you Mama!:

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A number of successes, and in the end a healthy baby, but no vbac. Still dealing with it, and in some ways I feel more positive about this birth than my first two. Still working on a birth story and will have it up soon. With the events that happened during labor and after, I know this is the way he was supposed to arrive, but (and I know everyone here knows the feeling) I still have that disappointment.

The important stuff
Harrison Matthew arrived on April 7 (5 days overdue) at 11:02 pm
8 lbs, 4 ozs and 21 inches long
Blond hair and blue eyes

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Oh mama, sorry for your disappointment. Give yourself time to process it. I am glad it wasn't a 'bad' experience and you have a gorgeous baby boy! Congratulations. :
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Congratulations, AngieWin! Harrison looks so peaceful.

I had a hard time dealing with my 3rd section, since I was so sure the vba2c would happen as I planned. Give your self some time to enjoy that new baby and then process the birth and your emotions

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