Also bigkids the midwife said that DD2 was not overdue at all and may even have been a few days early as she came out with the sticky stuff on her (vernix??) and was quite a small baby....she said they must have got dates wrong. Have a sweep again - I thought it wouldn't work either but it obviously did!!
Hi just to say that I had DD2 last Saturday morning - short 4 hr labour, started naturally and we only just got to hospital in time as I didn't realise I was so near to being ready to give birth!! I think the induction I had with DD1 was so painful that the natural labour pains (although awful) were not as bad so I thought I had a while still to go. So in my case, induction first time, 12 hr labour, epidural and haemmorrage - 2nd time naturally went into labour (had membrane sweep 2 days before) gas & air and normal blood loss
I've had period pains for ages too. Another sweep tomorrow so fingers crossed. DH has never had me pester him so much for sex & pineapple cores!! Good luck with your home birth bigkidsdidit & you too for Monday inadreamworld. .
Interested in the answer to this too. I was induced last time at 40+8 (waters leaking no contractions) and am booked for induction on Monday when I will be 40 + 12 (so same due date as you pleasenomorepeppa. I had a sweep two days ago and have period like pains today which come and go but I don't think will lead to labour - have also had a show but no sign of baby at all. I wonder if I would EVER go into labour without induction (well obviously I would but when and the baby would probably be at risk)
I was induced at 40+12 with DD & I'm booked in for Tuesday at 40+13. I don't think there's any chance of this one moving without being served an eviction notice either! I've had a lot more BH with this one & some contraction like pains on & off for the last 10 days so I've got a little bit of hope. I really don't want to be induced again!
Last birth in Jan 2011 I was induced at 40 +12 (tbh, couldn't have been soon enough, I LOATHED being overdue). DS born an hour into 40 +15. This was after 2 sweeps, he just wouldn't shift.
This time I am planning a home birth but wondering about the chance of me actually having one, or if I'll need to be induced again. I know there are a lot of anecdotal data (I had one at 40+13 and one at 38 weeks etc) but I was wondering if anyone knew the actual stats?