UPDATE-not as late as I thought...42w5d--I need some labor vibes PLEASE! - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 8 Old 07-04-2010, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We're not 100% certain of our dates, but we know we're only a few days off if at all. DD was 39w1d, DS was 40w5d. I seriously never thought I'd go this long. I'm so ready for this baby to be born, and I know DH and the kids are too. I've had crampy contrax for 2 days, but they never turn into anything. I'm getting emotionally exhausted here.


Please send me some labor vibes!
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As someone who is currently 41+4, I can sympathize! I hope it is soon for you. Being a long gestator is exhausting!

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How do you feel about some gentle labor induction techniques? The cohoshes? Homeopathics? Castor oil on the belly with a warm towel? Pumping/nipple stim? Sex? Or my personal favorite (sarcasm) scrubbing the tub on your hands on knees?

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I hope labor start soon for you and is easy and comfortable.

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Thanks.

Right now I'm frustrated. DS woke up w/ a fever and has now begun puking. Poor guy. I could send him to grandma's, but he really needs me right now, and if he missed the birth he would be pretty upset.
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Sooo, after reminding myself of numerous overlooked details, I have decided we have been quite off on our dates.

For 1 thing, much later baby movements than my first 2 pregnancies. Not too unusual since every pregnancy is different, but I am very small framed and was quite surprised to go a full4-5 wks longer w/o movement.

Really quite unsure of conception. For sure had a period in Sept, *maybe* one in Oct. We went by the Sept date since that is what I was measuring closest to, but I wasn't at all sure how long my cycles were, and DS was still nursing so they could have been affected by that.

I quit seeing our MW after about 15 wks, went to an OB 1x, and measured 'right on' for my Sept period dates. But that isn't necessarily right since I'm a 3rd timer. I could measure a few weeks ahead and still be normal. (never had an US)

Sooo, this, combined with a few other factors, lead us to believe that I am a few weeks off. Possibly just approaching 40w. I cannot believe how uncomfortable I've been and am not even as far along as I thought! Any ideas how to tell the gobs of people waiting on a birth announcement that they have a while to wait?
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Maybe just remind them that averages include early babies and late babies.... And there are ALOT of babies (maybe list all of those you know to have been born early-ish) born early so it makes sense that there would also be alot of babies born later....

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Take the phone off the hook

Ah, just tell them your dates were off and babies come when they are ready.

As for the discomfort... can you see a chiro? Not only will it help you feel better to be adjusted, but it will help you have a faster easier birth.

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