Too bad you didn't lie about your due date! I didn't go to 42 weeks, but I went past my due date both pregnancies. 42 weeks is still normal. Could be your dates are off, could be your baby just needs some extra time.
Originally Posted by x91atkinson
I am new here. My question is: How many of you went over 40 weeks? I feel like I am having a crisis of faith with my planned HB. I will be 42 weeks tomorrow. I am just really anxious all of a sudden. I don't have much of a support system here. I am the only one of my circle who is planning a homebirth. It is pretty unusual here. Those that go the traditional route are rarely allowed to go much past 40 weeks. I am feeling a lot of pressure from those around me to see a traditional practioner to make sure that nothing is wrong. The heartbeat with my last appointment was good and I am feeling lots of movement. I feel in my heart that nothing is wrong. Why can't I be stronger with this?? My husband is not much help as he tends to mirror my emotions. When I am happy he is..when I am stressed he is...you can imagine the roller coaster we live in around here-lol.
Also, I feel like I can't leave the house without running into someone I know who is like, "Haven't you had that baby yet??" The phone rings off the hook all day long. I finally put a somehat rude message on the machine, but people still leave messages. We have turned the ringer off.
Last, I work part time as a teacher, and I wanted to be able to spend as much time with my new little one before I go back in the fall. I feel like the weeks are ticking off. Why doesn't my little person want to come out and meet us??
Sorry this turned into a vent, I jsut really don't feel like I have anyone to talk to about this.