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#1 of 10 Old 05-03-2007, 11:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i am as of today...

i feel a little down. i pretty much feel totally normal (depsite having my membranes stripped yesterday) - no labor signs that i am detecting. i know the baby isn't ready. i just want my body to be allowed to do it's natural thing. i am already faced with enough interventions once i get to the hospital. now i REALLY feel like i am on a clock. i had to schedule may 15th as the day i go into the hospital if i haven't had the baby yet so they can try a foley balloon, rupture of membranes and then surgery as a final option. i'm bummed about that.

surely i will go into labor before then? i really don't want to be having to think about this crap right now! i want to be thinking about the upcoming little baby and it's safe and calm journey into the world...
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Hang in there, mama. I think a lot of times we go through a very transition-like phase of waiting for labor to start, much like the actual transition phase of labor, in which we feel that it's not going to happen, we can't do it, etc. May 15 is a long way off. Your body can and will do this! Hang in there.
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Yeah... I am 40w 6d... planning a hba2c and can only be under the care ofmy mw till 42 weeks so I am getting pretty edgy... its so easy to say have faith but its harder to actually do that...
hang in there
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Not technically overdue but I am past my edd. I didn't think I would go this long though!!
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Yeah... I am 40w 6d... planning a hba2c and can only be under the care ofmy mw till 42 weeks so I am getting pretty edgy... its so easy to say have faith but its harder to actually do that...
hang in there
sounds like we are in a somewhat similar situation - i am a vbac myself. are you going to try to do any labor inducing things before you hit your two week overdue mark? i have been given several suggestions that i would be happy to share with you (i haven't started all of them yet).
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don't worry. i went 11 days past my edd with ds1. and had no signs of labor except one evening of some 'pains' about a week before anything happened. i never even felt a braxton hicks. i went through the 'oh it has to happen soon' to being totally disheartened thinking that nothing was going to happen because my body wasn't doing *anything*

well i was scheduled to go in for an induction on a thursday. and that wednesday morning i woke up to the strongest most unmistakable contraction. and that was it! it just started from there.

so don't worry about your timeline. and don't worry that your body doesn't seem to be showing any signs. it *will* happen.
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Not quite--but almost...about a day and a half until my EDD. I'm not looking forward to going past my due date although I know it is normal for a lot of people. It is just frustrating and my hormones are going crazy right now... ughh....
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I am...my edd was April 15th.

So...I'm a bit over. I'm trying really hard not to think about dates or the "what if's". I seldom leave the house. Being stressed or worried isn't going to make the baby come any sooner or make labor any easier (once is does commence, and oh yes, it will). I had wine last night with dinner. I should have started that weeks ago!

Hang in there...
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I am...my edd was April 15th.

So...I'm a bit over. I'm trying really hard not to think about dates or the "what if's". I seldom leave the house. Being stressed or worried isn't going to make the baby come any sooner or make labor any easier (once is does commence, and oh yes, it will). I had wine last night with dinner. I should have started that weeks ago!

Hang in there...
WOW! you are the woman i really have nothing to complain about at this point! well, i am sending labor vibes your way and also readjusting my whiny attitude hmmmm....i wonder if i can readjust ds's whiny attitude too...
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WOW! you are the woman i really have nothing to complain about at this point! well, i am sending labor vibes your way and also readjusting my whiny attitude
Well thank you :

But I think if anything, it just goes to show how terribly off "due dates" can be and that we shouldn't even pay attention to them.

I will take any and all labor vibes I can get tho!
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