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To feel like my body is letting me down.............

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BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 06:35:23

I've nc for this as i don't want to be identified by anyone i might know.....

40 + 10 days pregnant today, I have had Braxton Hicks for about 4 weeks, lost mucus plug on Thursday following a sweep and lots and lots of twinges and on off feelings as if i'm starting labour.

Then nothing. Having spent about 20 years being a victim of my bastard hormones appear to be in some kind of hormonal fucking wasteland and can't seem to muster what i need to give birth.

DH suggested yesterday that because i have spent so much time on MN I have possibly slightly fried our baby with laptop rays.....

I had a tiny bit of watery discharge in underwear last night, I'm shitting myself about getting induced, I'm convinced it won't work and i'll need a c-section.

I've been couped up in this house for weeks

We had a lovely home birth planned. I really don't want to go to hospital and as lovely as the midwives are, don't want to have smiling ladies saying 'bless you' or have to deal with bounty women or give birth lying down with a fucking drip in my arm.


phantomhairpuller Sat 07-Sep-13 06:39:10

My body failed me twice and I ended up with EMCS both times hmm

I really struggled with it it after the birth of DS1 and felt let down.
When the same thing happened with DS2 I found it quite funny actually.

Your hormones are raging- it will all seem completely different once you're cuddling a beautiful squishy newborn- however they arrive wink

Good luck

Your body is not failing! Don't think of it like that. And your DH, I assume he's joking.

Have you spoken to your MW? Can you go for a walk? I know this is incredibly patronising but you need to try and relax to help and walking can help shift baby into the right position. Also do you have an exercise ball you can sit and bounce on while leaning forward slightly? I feel your pain - I went 8 days overdue and actually concluded that ds would never arrive and I'd be pregnant forever (!). Then one evening I relaxed by going for a walk, looked at old photos and then finally labour kicked off.

Labor isn't always like the movies - your contractions may well be doing a lot, just not very painful.

TiredDog Sat 07-Sep-13 06:47:41

Bastard hormones are bastardly responsible for making us feel so shit aren't they. The least they could do is do the thing they are supposed to whilst making us feel so shit.

Is this your first?

Hold onto the thought that in a year its not important how they arrived. You're just glad they did. There is so much importance and expectation placed on the birth and I honestly cannot think of a process which is so vulnerable to changes in plan

I had a home birth convert into an elective CS. It was great. It really was. I had a previous home birth and yes it was 'different' but I had special time with baby, was looked after respectfully and she was born safely

I hope something happens for you soon

Snapespeare Sat 07-Sep-13 06:49:11

I went for 40 + 10 with my 1st 2 DCs (& the first labour was 36 hourshmm) the threat of an induction on a tuesday was enough to start things off naturally & DD was born on a sunday afternoon. it is incredibly frustrating, especially when it's been very warm weather...but you're nearly there! try to think in terms of your body doing it's job, according to plan and in it's own time. do whatever you feel you can to try to move things along ( I walked. a lot. I looked like a purposeful ship in full-sail!)
fingers x'd for you for today! come on baby!

Imflabulous Sat 07-Sep-13 06:49:38

I had to be induced twice, first time st 40+13 and second time at 40+10, my body just dosent go into labour with out help! Never had a section and both quick labours ( 4.5 and 3 respectivly) so just for perspective not all induction ends in long labour or a section, also I did not need a drip as had pessary first time and was free to love around.

Good luck with your labour and soon you will have your new baby to snuggle.

FeijoaVodkaLovesHokeyPokey Sat 07-Sep-13 06:51:32

DD hung on til 40+13 before finally putting in an apperance just a few hours before I was due to be induced. There is hope for you yet.

Imflabulous Sat 07-Sep-13 06:52:20

Ok to clarify I was free to move around not love around!

TiredDog Sat 07-Sep-13 06:56:47

Flabulous. That would have been worth trying though?

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 06:56:54

You don't automatically need to be induced - you can have expectant management for a period if time where they will monitor the baby. So, I would have a chat with your midwife re that as it takes a bit if the heat off. You might decide to be induced but at least you're an active participant in the decision

Re kick starting things. It is the luck if the draw but I do think the more you walk around etc the more likely it is not only to help establish labour but get it kick started. Even a walk round the shops and up and down the stairs

You do t have to have any midwife there that you don't gel with. I wouldn't like having someone there saying bless you to me either. My DH asked for one to be replaced who wasn't very nice during my very long labour - think she was midwife 3. It was accommodated with no problems as he was nice and polite but firm so get your birthing partner clued up for doing that.

Also, have you asked about the induction? My u set standing (think with the gel?) is that they will often allow you in the water if all seems to be going well. I know it's not the same as a home birth but being in the midwife led centre might be a bit of a compromise

Finally, I wanted a natural birth but I was absolutely sure that if I had to go on the drip or be induced from the word go, that I wanted adequate pain relief in place when i wanted it. I point blank refused the drip until the anaesthetist had sited the cannula! Again, my DH was very good at being nice and firm re this do there was absolutely no point trying to fob us off. That made me feel a lot calmer that I wasn't going to be induced without the pain relief I wanted

Finally, have you tried Hypnobirthing? Bit Kate to do a course now but there are some good scripts etc on the Internet. I had a very long labour culminating in a firceps delivery. I honestly credit the Hypnobirthing (and DH) for keeping me calm. It really really helped when things started going a bit pear shaped

Good luck!

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 08:09:08

I'm ball bouncing, walking, cut up a 40ft felled tree with a saw a few days ago.

Weeded the drive on my hands and knees, DTD.

My theory is i'm 37, cannot psychologically cope with the life change i'm just about to have, miss my work, can't relax or slow down mentally and therefore body is just saying no to this. That's what i want to know. I feel tricked by society and life. I think women have loads more control over childbirth than anyone lets on and i'm fucking failing to ride this horse. I have one thing i'm competent at, work.

Really want this baby. DH and i went to ikea yesterday (and i fucking hate ikea, and tried really hard to go into labour in the morning so i could get out of it) and there were loads of babies in the cafe and i could have just stolen one. And my nipples are literally shooting milk out.

For fucks sake i cannot go on any longer. I don't really care how this baby comes out but i should be getting ready to take him out by now..

Right, i'm going to purposefully walk (like a ship in full sail) to the paper shop and buy a guardian and some cat food, then i'm going to come back and clean the house a-fucking -gain............................

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 08:12:48

....and thanks, mumsnet keeps me sane. If my bastard husband says to me one more time. 'anything happening yet?' i'm going to go mad........

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 08:19:03

you can have expectant management for a period if time where they will monitor the baby

Yes, i'll ask for that. Thanks

beepoff Sat 07-Sep-13 08:20:25

Can you watch some really funny tv or film? Invite friends that you have a laugh with over and have a nice glass on wine? Or go and have a massage.

It won't help you go into labour but it will take your mind off it and help you relax. You sound stressed.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter how your baby is born. It really doesn't. But you don't want to spend your last day or two of pregnancy being so irate.

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 07-Sep-13 08:22:21

No it's not a psychological thing keeping the baby in. DS1 was 36 weeks, DS2 27 (and if psychology worked that baby would have stayed put), DD against all the odds was 40.12. She was induced and once it got going was quick and easy and she was my only one to come out pink, fat and screaming.

Babies come when they are ready to come; it's all about nature and they are all different.

Good luck OP - it sounds as though you're working up to labour. Let us know when the baby's here.

Maggietess Sat 07-Sep-13 08:24:13

Op I think you're absolutely right, at this stage you just need your baby out! Try not to focus too much on how that may happen compared to the magical plan.

As others have mentioned so rarely do we spend so much time meticulously planning something that has so many uncontrollable variables anyway!

I had my 3 DCs in totally different ways dd1 induction at 40 weeks with high blood pressure, dd2 elective section following complications with dd1's birth, ds emergency section at 36 weeks.

None of these was how I planned it, all of them involved a team of very caring people, all resulted in me now having 3 beautiful children.

It's amazing what our bodies go through in conception, pregnancy & birth. It's not surprising bodies sometimes need a hand, they haven't failed us, they just need some support to get across the finishing line!!!

Good luck with the walk and I hope e you get your beautiful baby soon!

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 08:40:00

Thanks. I'm getting stabby shooting pains so something is going on. And tightenings. beepoff we kind of battened down the hatches a few days ago. I'm thinking that might of been the wrong thing to do really!

I'm crying a bit. Maybe getting cross helps?

It doesn't matter really does it. It will happen. The sun is shining...................

All the young mums i know seem to have no problem. I'm sure its my age.

maddening Sat 07-Sep-13 08:41:55

Eat pineapple? Raspberry leaf tea?

Get a back massage while sitting astride a chair and lean forward on the back - or while sitting on the birthing ball (or whatever it's called?) ? Might help to relax

Orangeblossomtree Sat 07-Sep-13 08:42:52

Your body has not failed you, you have grown a healthy term baby who you will meet very soon. Forget the birth, if if happens at home that's wonderful. If not, then you get a baby anyway! You are very lucky smile

maddening Sat 07-Sep-13 08:45:20

Ps eeek it sounds good! How exciting!

Def massages then and get a good breakfast if you can and energy drinks!

Can we do a sweepstake for the time - I reckon 3.34pm today!

Don't forget to breath and good luck!

Clobbered Sat 07-Sep-13 08:48:23

It's not your age!!

Stuff is happening. Keep eating and sleeping so that you have energy for labour.

Baby will be here soon...

i fucking hate ikea, and tried really hard to go into labour in the morning so i could get out of it

This has me PMSL grin

I reckon baby is on its way.

OhYouBadBadDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 08:49:48

Your body isn't failing you, it might just be that your baby needs a little more time before its ready.

Did you see this bbc article? About pregnancy naturally varying by 5 weeks?

We are so used to controlling our lives as adults and I reckon it's natures way of telling you that baby is now in control!

Good luck today.

TiredDog Sat 07-Sep-13 08:50:56

Weepy is transition... grin

OP the bit where you say the only thing you're competent at is work struck a little chord warning bell with me.

Lots of career women have a shock with motherhood because its outside their normal activity and expectation. Babies are the least controllable things ever. Give up now. Seriously. Go with the flow and try and chill out.

Tiredtrout Sat 07-Sep-13 08:52:51

I get incredibly rage filled just before labour, especially when booked for a homebirth and there was an appointment for an induction. Good luck

ParvatiTheWitch Sat 07-Sep-13 08:59:31

Yes, I got a weed on the night before I had DS1. I was really ratty and out he came the next day.

Also, try massaging either side of your achiles tendons by your ankles. That is a nature accupressure point for the uterus. Good luck.

WaftyCrank Sat 07-Sep-13 09:19:56

It's not your age, I'm 26 and have 4 DC. They were all induced at different stages, no signs of anything starting on its own.

Good luck, I hope baby is here soon.

NorksofPlenty Sat 07-Sep-13 09:21:38

Watery discharge and a raging grump/hormonal depression is how both of my labours started. Tightening and twinges too, I reckon you're on your way! Good luck, you're going to be fine xx

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 09:49:22

My theory is i'm 37, cannot psychologically cope with the life change i'm just about to have, miss my work, can't relax or slow down mentally and therefore body is just saying no to this. That's what i want to know. I feel tricked by society and life. I think women have loads more control over childbirth than anyone lets on and i'm fucking failing to ride this horse. I have one thing i'm competent at, work.

Hello! Are you me (change the age to 34). That is exactly how I felt before I had DS last November

Can also absolutely vouch for "the rage". The day before I went into labour with DS, I decided DH was having an affair. Called him up - demanded that he came out of a clinic and screatched down the phone. He was so worried he was going to come home immediately. I posted here with my evidence under a name change convinced I would be told to Leave The Bastard immediately and even Anyfucker was like, "er, I don't think so love". I started railing at all the unreasonable bastards on here as I saw it and about 50 posts in mentioned I was 40+4. I think it was actually Anyfucker who pointed out that I was probably about to go I to labour and my waters broke about 10 hours later grin

Thankfully I had changed my name and the thread was in chat do can never be found again!

I think you're deffo in labour grin

Fakebook Sat 07-Sep-13 10:01:34

You sound really pissed off and emotional! I think you're very very close now! I had a tantrum and cried the day before I went into natural labour with DS. I was in labour all through my due date and DS was born at 2.47am the next day.

I was induced with dd at 40+13 and I was "only" 24, so age doesn't really have anything to do with it.

madmayday Sat 07-Sep-13 13:54:48

You're in early labour mate - I can tell by the rant! grin

Best of luck OP! thanks

FrigginRexManningDay Sat 07-Sep-13 14:09:29

Ranty and narky,stab by pains,tightening,discharge ,i reckon we might have a live labour thread.

I think theres a Klaxon for this.

TiredDog Sat 07-Sep-13 14:11:15

Aw I really hope so for OPs sake

Yes good luck with the labour OP. Keep walking, maybe start making anice pie or stew?

ItsAllOverTheFrontPage Sat 07-Sep-13 14:21:37

OP what are night times like? Do you get more twinges at night (that wake you but stop when you get up) or nothing at all at night?

minouminou Sat 07-Sep-13 14:26:55

Oooh, yeah!
Any minute now.

Just reading your angry stream o' consciousness reminded me of the night before DD was born. I was actually in slow labour then, looking back.

Klaxon! Oddly I was typing "Klaxon" one sounded in some rubbish advert on the Yesterday channel!!!!

That's is in labour, innit!

FrigginRexManningDay Sat 07-Sep-13 14:30:49

I'll bet its a boy born at 3:44pm tomorrow.

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 14:34:53

I hope you are right. I went out for a walk and picked a load of blackberries so feeling a bit calmer................

DH is listening to Metal in the garage...............I have been listening to a ten year old copy of a scratched Sugarbabes CD that i found down the back of the bookshelf. It made me cry,...ffs.

Can we do a sweepstake for the time - I reckon 3.34pm today

Don't think that's going to happen but a good time to start the proper labour. smile

I'm never going to be in control of my life again am I? :/

Thank you women of mumsnet.

goblinthewitch were you o.k with the whole mum thing? I'm thinking i might have to carry on diarying everything in my life so it feels normal. I might set some deadlines for some stuff to stress myself out with......that will help.

SomethingOnce Sat 07-Sep-13 14:37:14

Nipple stimulation is thought to help start labour.

I couldn't say for sure if it was what worked for me.

Keep us posted.

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 14:39:00

I'll bet its a boy born at 3:44pm tomorrow

That made me cry...^^

Oddly I was typing "Klaxon" one sounded in some rubbish advert on the Yesterday channel!!!

And that....^^

you lot of randomers are so much better company than DH....2 hours ago he was telling me about motorbike faring...WTAF why would i want to know bout that?

Thank you smile

FrigginRexManningDay Sat 07-Sep-13 14:39:18

You'll be fine pet.
Stand with your feet apart and sway your bum from side to side. It will help get that head right down.
A bit tmi but do you feel like you need a poo?

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 14:43:03

Yeah, i need a poo smile itsallover the twinges are at night and cramps and then i get up and they go. If i sit down they come back. Had it for weeks on and off though..

Then i get some right shooting pains and practice contractions.

I might go and cook something...yes.

beepoff Sat 07-Sep-13 14:43:21

I had friends over for dinner at 40 + 7 and lo and behold had my first contraction that night. didn't meet DS for another 33 hours but that's another story...

MonstersDontCry Sat 07-Sep-13 14:48:07

I went into labour the day before I was meant to be induced, twice!

It's so shit being over due. I really feel for you. I had my DS 6 weeks ago and he was 2 weeks late. The last two weeks of pregnancy were horrible. My DP and mum said I was an absolute pain because all I did was cry and complain. grin

Anyway, the day before I went into labour and after my 4th sweep, I was getting BHs. Well I thought they were BH but they must have been contraction. You'd think id know what a contraction felt like after a previous 36 hour labour! So your BHs might be doing something.

Don't be so hard on yourself. Keep on your feet and walk around as much as you can. Any chance you could ask your midwife for another sweep? Sex? Good luck.

FrigginRexManningDay Sat 07-Sep-13 14:54:37

I'm going to guess your 'poo' is a head.

FrigginRexManningDay Sat 07-Sep-13 14:55:52

I'm wondering too if your watery discharge was leaking waters.

ItsAllOverTheFrontPage Sat 07-Sep-13 15:06:00

OP I had this. Is because you relax more at night so it 'begins'.

Are you usually (when not pregnant) partial to a glass of wine? I had this for a week, nighttime contractions, stopped when I got up to tell my then DP.

My doula suggested a glass of wine because it relaxes you more. I bought one of those tiny bottles.

I drank 1 large glass by 9pm, 10pm bed, 10.15pm one full on contraction followed by another. They were coming every minute by 11pm and he was born 3am.

So, you need a glass of wine tonight before bed.

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 15:32:46

itsallover Excellent. If ever i needed an excuse!!

Frigging i phoned the hospital and they said probably not yet as not enough of it...

We DTD last night! Dh is a bit freaked and can't look at the bump so it has to be obscured with a pillow. blush

I'm really embarrassed about the Sugarbabes. Don't judge me.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 15:45:31

bean - I'm so alright with the mum thing that DS is now 9 months and I'm 22 weeks pregnant with DC2 grin

Bit of a surprise. And, I'm not going back to work either grin. If you had told me this would be the situation a year ago, I would have thought you were mad!

I do diary everything on my iPhone grin. Don't miss my blackberry one bit!

This all sounds very promising. When I went into labour with DS, I think I was in early labour the day I freaked out at DH. Then spent the night in the bath - which was very pleasant. Got out and went to bed. Leaned over and felt something click (think it was DS' head!) and my waters went like Niagara falls. I think things will really ramp up tonight. Agree with the other posters that its usually night it all kicks off. Make sure yiu keep eating and drinking if you can

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 15:46:31

Yes - yes. Totally agree with a glass of wine. A nice big glass of red. My doula recommended too

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 15:53:06

Congratulations on pregnancy. How lovely that your DC will be close in age. Hopefully great friends.

Got a lovely Rioja was looking forward to so will be having that later with dinner.

hope it all happens....

ItsAllOverTheFrontPage Sat 07-Sep-13 16:02:32

Brilliant. It will be tonight. Wine then sleep.

scoobydooagain Sat 07-Sep-13 16:06:08

Don't stress about an induction - I had one at 40 +13, baby born 2 hrs later, no drips, stiches, practically no midwife, being induced doesn't have to mean no control.

jeanmiguelfangio Sat 07-Sep-13 16:57:59

I had an Induction and was so worried about being strapped to a bed, drips and stuff. Well one of my waters broke, I had the pessary and 3hrs later the water broke and baby by the next morning. On a birthing stool. No drips and not attached to a bed- I do remember bawling when they told me I had to be attached to a monitor-altho to be honest I never n

jeanmiguelfangio Sat 07-Sep-13 16:59:41

Noticed- blasted phone

You will be fine, so looking forward to your update on your healthy baby. Sounds like you are in early labour to me.

BeanandGone Sat 07-Sep-13 17:06:37

Thank you. I really hope so. Is good to hear some positive induction stories. Doesn't matter though, whatever way baby's got to come out. Sometime before it hits puberty hopefully.

I'm excited. Making dinner. Vino at the ready.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:11:20

I think you can ask for intermittent monitoring as long as everything else is ok with an induction. So you can still move around

The midwives can get a bit peeved as its easier to have you strapped to a bed being continuously monitored but worth asking

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:11:39

I don't think it will come to that though

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:17:29

Yes - just checked the NICE guidelines. One induction has started, there should be a period of continuous monitoring to check all ok then intermittent is recommended as fine as long as no probs arise

I had a homebirth booked, bloody DS2 thought otherwise, I refused induction at 14dod, then gave up waiting at 15dod and had a pessary. Pessary fell out aftr about 4 hours hmm (I have a prolapse from DS1) but they couldnt give me another til 24 hours after first one, so sat around in hospital waiting...

Then he decided he fancied coming out anyway, proper contractions started about 2am, had ARM at 3am, he was born at 5.30am, 16 days over. And the labour was fine, midwife sat outside door with a cuppa and a magazine and said to call her if I needed her grin

So induction really can be fine. Not that it will come to that, you'll have a snuggly newborn by the end of the day envy

mineofuselessinformation Sat 07-Sep-13 17:47:05

Beanandgone, I laughed out loud at the pillow over the bump thing! grin At least he did his duty.......

Almostfifty Sat 07-Sep-13 17:56:31

My mucous plug came out two days before my contractions started. I bet you're in labour very soon.

Good luck.

Clobbered Sat 07-Sep-13 18:57:59

It sounds as though labour is very imminent for you. If you do end up being induced, it probably won't take very much to tip you in to proper labour. I was induced at 40+9 with DC3 - pessary at 4.30pm, baby out less than 8 hours later..

maddening Sat 07-Sep-13 21:47:15

hope tonights the night op!

BeanandGone Sun 08-Sep-13 10:17:03

I was having Strong Braxton Hicks every five to ten mins last night and lots of shooting stabby pains and waves of hormones and things. I had my wine which was very nice then woke up this morning with nothing.

I think i'm going to mow the lawn, i guess it'll be induction tomorrow. I'm going to only go with the pessary. beyond I hope i have an experience like you.

I am old and hormonally badly equipped. Lovely glass of wine though smile

Bastard body.

WandaDoff Sun 08-Sep-13 23:15:12

This is the latent phase of labour, I've had this 2 out of 3 times.

I have niggly pains & am a hormonal monster for a few days, then when my labour actually starts, it is very quick, (3 & a bit hrs & an hour & a half). My waters only broke naturally once.

I hope you've had it by now. smile

But if not here's some more wine & I reckon 5.22am tomorrow & a girl.

bababababoom Sun 08-Sep-13 23:52:09

You don't have to be induced. Do the reaearch for yourself and make your decision. You can opt to be monitored to make sure baby's happy in there and that the placenta's still working.

I had a Home Birth at 40+14. They do advise hospital after 40+10, but look at the risks for yourself and see how they apply to your situation.

ThenAgain Mon 09-Sep-13 00:00:58

I went to 43 weeks with xpectant management, I had an elective (ha, not very) CS as I couldn't stand the pressure anymore from the consultants. DS was healthy and my placenta was in good shape. So, you can wait longer, your body might just not be quite ready yet. Hugs, it's hard.

ThenAgain Mon 09-Sep-13 00:02:16

Oh, and CS as didn't want induction after prior CS. If there's a next time I'll be aiming for a home birth again, even if it's at 43 weeks + 1 day smile

maddening Tue 10-Sep-13 10:02:57

Hope op is snuggling her baby!

BangOn Tue 10-Sep-13 10:29:03

I think you've hit on something - sounds like there's a huge part of you which is worrying about how you're going to cope as a new mum & you suspect your body has 'shut down' as a result. I know the last thing you want is another person telling you to relax. I'm a fan of Ina May Gaskin (i know she's not universally loved on Mnet) & i wonder if you've read any of the things she has to say about the mind-body connection in.childbirth & acknowledging your fears & sharing them (with someone in RL, i.e dp) in order to get to a point where you feel those things are acknowledged & you can let go, & give yourself up to the physiological process which takes over? Just a thought.

Seaweedy Tue 10-Sep-13 14:05:23

Bean, good luck to you. I know what you mean about feeling your body is letting you down. I was almost 40 and had a great pregnancy, but then he just wouldn't come out, despite me doing everything right. I refused induction, but as my Bishop score was still pitiful at 40+14, I ended up having an ELCS, on the advice that it looked very likely an induction would fail, despite all plans for a lovely water birth in an MLU. It was a lovely experience though, and he was perfect. My body did an excellent job.

More than likely, you will give birth through the usual channels, but don't beat yourself up. Your body has already done something astonishing, a d when you meet your baby you will feel like a goddess!

needasilverlining Tue 10-Sep-13 16:40:35

I have two fabulous boys. Have never managed to go into labour and now never will. Six years ago I posted this exact thread, and then updated it with the story of my lovely, relaxed, pain free induction. Honestly.

It will be ok, I promise. And once they're here, how they get here doesn't matter a damn. This isn't Mother Nature subtly indicating y that you're not cut out for parenting.

GOOD LUCK. And take reading material. Literally only complaint about induction is it's bloody boring (and take any drug offered. If nowt else it passes the time...).

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